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Myanmar’s military said Tuesday that it tried and convicted three soldiers in a secret court-martial for the massacre of hundreds of Rohingya villagers during an army-led crackdown in Rakhine state in 2017, only the second case in which troops have been held accountable for atrocities against the Muslim minority. The verdict on the massacre near Gu Dar Pyin village came ...
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Millions of Taiwanese Could be at Risk From China's Draconian Security Law: DPP

Millions of Taiwanese Could be at Risk From China’s Draconian Security Law: DPP

A top official in Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has warned the island’s 23 million residents to think carefully before traveling to Hong Kong or China in the wake of Hong Kong’s draconian national security law, which targets acts or speech seen as subversive by China anywhere in the world, as the U.S. upgrades …Read more

Bangladesh energy start-up SOLshare wins Ashden Awards for climate change innovation

Ashden announced a total of 11 winners from the UK and developing countries in a video celebration featuring films of the organisations on Thursday. SOLshare, set up in 2014, helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours. Ashden chose it in Energy Access category from over 200 …Read more

Philippines: Duterte Signs Anti-terror Law

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday signed the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act, which critics have denounced as likely to set the stage for abuses including torture and crackdowns on peaceful dissent. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque justified the move, saying it was in line with the administration’s goal of ridding the country of terrorism. “The signing of …Read more

Mining disasters continue in Myanmar despite regulations | DW | 03.07.2020

At least 160 jade miners died in a mudslide due to heavy rains in northern Myanmar in Hpakant, Kachin state on Thursday. The Myanmar Fire Services Department involved in the rescue operation wrote on its Facebook page that the miners had been smothered by a wave of mud. The rainy season lasts for four months …Read more

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