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Myanmar's ethnic groups have long suffered from military brutality. The junta gave them a common foe

March 6, 2021

For many of Myanmar's ethnic minorities, the bloodshed inflicted across the country's towns and cities this week is a continuation of the oppression they have suffered at the hands of the military for decades.

Analysis: China's plans to 'improve' democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city's opposition

March 5, 2021

As members of China's political elite prepared for an annual summit in Beijing this week, state-run news agency Xinhua noted "there is no perfect democracy, only democracy that fits best."

Eleanor Roosevelt is the latest historical figure to get the Barbie treatment

March 5, 2021

Eleanor Roosevelt doll as historical role model for International Women's Day

Hong Kong court grants bail to 15 of 47 pro-democracy activists

March 4, 2021

Fewer than a third of prominent pro-democracy activists charged under a new national security law were granted bail Thursday after a hearing at a Hong Kong court.

Analysis: With no successor in sight, Xi Jinping holds more power than ever

March 4, 2021

In March 2020, the annual meeting of China's national legislature in Beijing was delayed for the first time in decades, as Chinese President Xi Jinping attempted to gain control over what would fast become a global pandemic.

South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead

March 4, 2021

South Korea's first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for having gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, authorities said.

38 killed in Myanmar's deadliest day of protest, says UN envoy

March 3, 2021

At least 38 people were killed at pro-democracy protests in Myanmar on Wednesday, the UN's Special Envoy to the country told a briefing Wednesday, in the deadliest day of violence since a military coup on February 1.

Glow-in-the-dark shark captured on film for the first time

March 3, 2021

Scientists have taken the first ever photos of a glow-in-the-dark shark producing its own light.

Hong Kong protesters come out as 47 pro-democracy figures appear in court

March 1, 2021

Hundreds of protesters risked arrest to demonstrate outside a Hong Kong court, where 47 pro-democracy activists appeared Monday charged with subversion under the national security law, as authorities step up their crackdown against opposition voices.

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