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By in Asia on August 6, 2016
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Two Reuters journalists missing in Myanmar
December 13, 2017
The two have been missing since Tuesday with local media saying they have been arrested.
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UK inflation at highest in 6 years
December 12, 2017
File photo of the City of London in background. UK inflation hit 3.1 percent in November, its highest level in nearly six years, official data showed yesterday, forcing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to explain the rise in an exceptional letter to finance minister Philip Hammond. The rise was due to high prices of air fares, recreational goods and costly food and non-alcoholic drinks. — AFP
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Government mulls conferring national award to Japanese shogi, go champions
December 13, 2017
Japan is considering conferring the People’s Honor Award to two shogi and go champions after the pair won all major titles in their respective games, ...
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Not undergone any makeover, BJP distorted my image, says Rahul Gandhi
December 13, 2017
In an interview to Gujarati news channel GSTV, Rahul Gandhi said the BJP is not scared of him but of the voice of the people of Gujarat. Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi maintained he has not undergone any 'makeover' and accused the BJP of tarnishing his image.
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Arrests of Reporters in Myanmar Add to Fears About Press Freedom
December 13, 2017
News agencies said two Reuters journalists were accused of illegally possessing government documents. The U.S. Embassy called the arrests “highly irregular.”
China Names and Shames Tech Tycoon With Debt Blacklist
December 13, 2017
The ambitious head of an embattled tech company is the latest casualty of China’s efforts to rein in irresponsible borrowing through public humiliation.
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Australian lawmaker to resign amid global allegations of Chinese meddling
Concerns about China’s covert influence are being felt from Canberra to Washington.