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  • Facebook blacklists Myanmar hardline Buddhist group

    YANGON: Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, the company said Thursday, as it scrambles to show it is tackling inflammatory content. The social media company plays an outsized role in a country that has only recently come online and boasts 18 million accounts among the population of […]

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  • Chinese university suspends Islamic culture class after complaints

    BEIJING: A suspended an taught by a Pakistani student following criticism that it is spreading religious beliefs to students, a state-run media report said today. in denied that the course had spread religious beliefs to students, amid online criticism that the university failed to separate education from religion, state-run Global Times daily reported. The university said the course “Islamic culture,” […]

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  • Kim Jong Un lookalike set to make impression at summit

    HONG KONG: As the world awaits the historic summit between and Kim Jong Un, one man who has risen to prominence for his impressions of the North Korean leader is preparing for his own appearance in Singapore. The Hong Kong-based Kim impersonator, who goes by the name Howard X, will take part in an alternative summit on the sidelines of […]

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  • Probe on sound attacks on US diplomats drew blank: China

    BEIJING: China on Thursday said it has investigated the US allegations of mysterious sound attacks on its diplomats in the city of Guangzhou and found “no clue” even as two more American diplomats were evacuated after complaining of similar phenomena. On May 23, the US State Department had said that one of the workers at its Consulate in Guangzhou had […]

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  • India backs China’s world view ahead of SCO meet

    BEIJING: India has conveyed that it stands with China in opposing unilateralism and a US-centric view of world affairs. This is a much needed assurance for China which is looking for allies to stand up to political challenges thrown up by US president Donald and comes ahead of the meeting of in the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao on June […]

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  • India’s stand may please China

    BEIJING: India has conveyed that it stands with China in opposing unilateralism and a . This is a much needed assurance for China which is looking for allies to stand up to political challenges thrown up by US president Donald Trump and comes ahead of the meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao on June […]

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  • Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature

    HOUTOUWAN: Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand silent but for the surf, the whine of mosquitos, and birdsong. This is “Back Bay” in Mandarin — an abandoned fishing village engulfed by nature on the far eastern island of , […]

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