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Honoring donors

A Chulalongkorn University medical student arrives as volunteers prepare cadavers for a religious ceremony in Bangkok on Thursday. Thai medical students bid farewell on Thursday to hundreds of cadavers, honoring the dissection and anatomy practice corpses as “teachers” in a solemn ceremony days ahead of their cremation. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/3 23:23:40

Journalists mourned

Journalists place floral wreath at the grave of Shah Marai, Agence-France-Presse's (AFP) chief photographer in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Marai was killed in a secondary explosion, which killed nine journalists and 16 others, following a suicide blast in Kabul on Monday. The attack sparked outrage around the world and underscored the dangers faced by Afghan media. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/5/1 22:33:39

Suicide bomber kills dozens at voter registration center

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for October.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/22 23:28:39

Suicide revives concerns about Japan's immigration removal centers

The suicide of an Indian man being held at an immigration detention center in Japan has sparked a hunger strike among detainees and revived concerns about conditions.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/22 21:58:39

Mother's nightmare

Pakistani woman Arbella Bibi, mother of a six-year-old girl who was raped and murdered, reacts as she mourns with relatives at her home, in Karachi on Tuesday. Crowds took to the streets after the body of the victim was discovered late Monday, blocking a main road in the western suburb of Orangi Town in western Karachi where they hurled stones at riot police. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/4/18 22:43:42

Top Japan finance official quits after harassment claims

The top bureaucrat at Japan's finance ministry quit Wednesday after allegations he sexually harassed female reporters, saying he wanted to “clear his name.”
Source: AFP | 2018/4/18 22:43:41

Abe's detractors

A protester speaks during a demonstration against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after allegations of corruption, calling him to resign, on Saturday in front of the National Diet Building in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/4/15 21:58:39

Red-faced devotion

A devotee gets his face smeared with vermillion powder during the “Sindoor Jatra” vermillion powder festival at Thimi, in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Sunday. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/4/15 21:38:39

Angry Myanmar activists urge Zuckerberg to crack down on hate speech against Rohingya

A whoop of disbelief erupted in the small office used by anti-hate speech activists in Myanmar when they spotted the name that had dropped into their e-mail inbox: Mark Zuckerberg.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 22:43:40

Myanmar judge rejects request for dismissal of case against two jailed Reuters reporters

A judge on Wednesday rejected a request for dismissal of a case against two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar after being accused of possessing secret government papers.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/11 22:08:41

No way out

A landslide blocks a road in Yabakei, Oita Prefecture, Japan, on Wednesday. Three houses collapsed after the landslide, leaving six people unaccounted for. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/4/11 21:53:40

Ex-S.Korean presidential candidate charged with raping aide

A former South Korean presidential contender was indicted Wednesday on charges of raping his aide multiple times in the highest-profile case of the country's growing #MeToo movement.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/11 21:48:41

Public holiday declared on next month's Malaysia polls

Malaysia's general election next month will be a public holiday, the prime minister's office said Wednesday, after the decision to hold it on a weekday sparked allegations the scandal-plagued government was seeking to tilt the poll in its favor.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/11 21:43:40

S. Korean court sentences Park Geun-hye to 24 years in jail for corruption

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced the impeached President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in jail with a fine of 18 billion won (17 million US dollars) for corruption.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 15:47:39

Malala expected to continue bringing change to Pakistan

Malala must be cautious not to be manipulated by the West again in her striving for freedom.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 22:28:41

Myanmar parliament elects president

Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday picked a close ally of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's new president, a move unlikely to affect a delicate balance of power in a country where the army has retained a large political role.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/28 21:18:40

Japan's liberal 'first lady' Akie Abe in hot water amid dodgy land sale controversy

Japan's “first lady” Akie Abe, once known for embracing progressive causes that put her at odds with her conservative spouse, is now in the hot seat as doubts revive about a murky land sale to a nationalist school to which she had ties.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/26 21:08:39

1 dead after blast near mosque in Afghan city of Herat

A suicide attack near a Shi'ite mosque in the Western Afghan city of Herat killed at least one person and wounded eight others, police and health officials said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/25 23:13:40