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A Maungda hut burning in Western Myanmar. (Photo: Steve Sandford / VOA)
Years of reporting on military abuses yields scores of atrocities, little accountability
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:18
Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at his ministry in Taipei,…
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu was careful to say his government has no desire to intervene in Hong Kong's internal affairs, but he added that Hong Kong police have already responded with 'disproportionate force' to the protests
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:05
Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Dec. 10, 2019.
Officials say Sydney's air quality index was 11 times above the limit considered to be hazardous, prompting them to urge residents with heart and lung problems to stay indoors as much as possible
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:59
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen participates in ASEAN-U.N. summit in Nonthaburi,…
The Cambodian government has expressed ‘strong dismay’ over a U.S. Treasury decision to sanction two businessmen suspected of corruption and illegal logging
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:02
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at International Court of Justice
Myanmar accused by The Gambia of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims in 2017 military campaign in Rakhine state; Gambian justice minister urges court to tell Myanmar to 'stop these senseless killings'
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:21
Police guard in front of a bus stop, Dec. 9, 2019, in Hong Kong
Monday evening's discovery is the latest cache of weaponry found during six months of anti-government protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:16
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cuts a ribbon during a ceremony for the completion of the Yangdok County Hot Spring Cultural…
The tourism complex also has an equestrian park for children and adults to ride horses
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:20