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6 March 2020

Stories from 6 March 2020

‘Comfort women’ documentary generates worldwide interest—and a lawsuit against its director

"My film is about how the 'comfort women' issue is discussed now, and why there are so many people who have devoted so much time and resources towards erasing it"

Kosovo politicians falsely claim Jamaica recognition. Why didn't media verify?

On February 19, Kosovar officials' tweets about Jamaica recognizing their country as a sovereign state received wide media coverage. And then Jamaica denied everything.

Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs obliged by court to publish finances of US-based foundation

Documents revealed the involvement of acting U.S. Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell in a Hungarian foundation, a fact that had not been lawfully disclosed to the Justice Department.

Bhutan deals with its first COVID-19 case by temporarily shutting down borders

COVID-19

Bhutan's first positive case of COVID-19, an American tourist who travelled from India, prompted the government to impose a two-weeks-long restriction on all incoming tourists.

A cancer treating yew tree is critically endangered in Nepal

The Taxus mairei plant is regarded as critically endangered in Nepal. Nepal needs concrete steps to conserve these trees and to introduce a sustainable system for collecting the leaves.

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