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24 November 2015
24 November 2015
Leaders from 21 nations arrived in Manila to attend an economic summit. As part of security measure, major roads were closed and flights were cancelled, which inconvenienced thousands of residents.
21 November 2015
"This is so counterproductive I almost died laughing. This whole thing simply helps Tsai Ing-wen's campaign"
20 November 2015
About 10 percent of the winners in the election in Myanmar are former political dissidents who spent time in prison.
Bangladesh accidentally shuts down the Internet, hip-hop gets the boot on Chinese streaming sites, and Twitter faces new data dilemmas in Russia.
19 November 2015
Some Hong Kongers silently booed during the Chinese national anthem. Others saw a parallel between their football team's performance against China and efforts to combat Beijing's increasing intervention.
18 November 2015
Military authorities summoned an editor of the Prachatai news website over the infographic, which they deemed "vague and might cause misunderstanding" in Thailand.
The conflict in Madhes, the southern plains of Nepal, has to date claimed nearly 50 lives.
17 November 2015
"I wish this precious experience can help our 'new friends' see a full picture of Taiwan's democracy, freedom and diversity. Welcome, all of you, to the world of Facebook!"
16 November 2015
The Indonesian government is accused of orchestrating an anti-communist purge that killed at least half a million people. What kind of reconciliation is possible today?
"...it is quite obvious that the public have no way to know about the truth at the moment. We don’t know whether the reasons provided by the government are justified..."
15 November 2015
More than 100,000 people visited South Sulawesi to celebrate the "Lovely Toraja" festival. Toraja is an indigenous tribe in Indonesia with an estimated population of 1.1 million.
A YouTube user has created compelling stop-motion videos of the beloved Japanese superhero Ultraman.
14 November 2015
Is the world better suited for a climate change agreement than it was in 2009, when the last important negotiations took place?
"It is not enough that they kill, rape, imprison and make fun of Tajiks in Russia -- now the killing continues at home, on our own soil!"
13 November 2015
"Let peace be spread everywhere...Long Live Peace...Long live peace lover of both countries...."
"Trivalising rape is easy, coming forward is hundreds times harder #SackTheSpeaker #HoldKeyAccountable"
12 November 2015
Afghans are demanding an end to violence and a government that can take responsibility for the country's deteriorating security.
"This is the echo of the system that has been working for more than 20 years during recruitment periods in Tajikistan."