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A girl looks on National Monument (Monas) as smog covers the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia, July 4, 2019.
Constitutional court ruled last year to change the minimum marriage age for girls, currently at 16
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By Reuters
August 19, 2019
FILE - A Rohingya refugee and her child sit outside their shelter at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh, Nov. 17, 2018.
The United Nations Security Council is due to discuss the latest repatriation plan behind closed doors Wednesday
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By Reuters
August 19, 2019
 Facebook staff member looks at his computer after the opening ceremony of the company's new office in Hong Kong, July 24, 2014.
Twitter suspends more than 900 accounts that portrayed Hong Kong protesters as violent
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August 19, 2019
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong addresses the crowds outside the Legislative Council during a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China June 17, 2019.
Student activist and politician, secretary-general of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Demosistō Party who was jailed for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, spoke by phone Aug. 17 with VOA reporter Si Yang. 
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By Si Yang
August 19, 2019
FILE - A man displays a placard as protesters gather in Hong Kong, Aug. 18, 2019.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters demonstrated Sunday, demanding fundamental freedoms
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August 19, 2019
Taiwan Air Force's F-16 fighter jets fly during the annual Han Kuang military exercise at an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015.
Year’s spending $13.1 billion would set a record high and make money available for buying weapons from abroad
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August 19, 2019
Protesters gather on Victoria Park in Hong Kong.
International community demands fundamental freedoms, including the right of peaceful assembly be upheld in Hong Kong
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August 19, 2019