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Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 275 million people. 

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Coronavirus Technology Carries Troubling Side Effects for Privacy, Press Freedom 

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Global emergency measures and tools to tackle COVID-19 outbreak risk privacy, free expression rights, international bodies warn.


'Unprecedented' Lockdown of Manila Expected to Cut Philippine Economic Growth

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The Philippine capital and its core suburbs will ban people from coming or going through April 14 to contain spread of the coronavirus.


Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades

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People from Japan into Southeast Asia cover their mouths to deflect exhaust, pollution, and cold air, while some hide their faces.


New Leader for Taiwan's China-Friendly Kuomintang Party Signals Change

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Taiwan's main opposition party Kuomintang elected a reformist as leader as it considers pivoting from its China-leaning stance.


North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections

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Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.


This Hearty Group of Filipinos Is Staying Strong Worldwide Despite Virus Outbreaks

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2.3 million overseas Filipino workers are adamant on staying put, in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.


South Korea Reports First Coronavirus Death as Outbreak Enters 'New Phase'

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With South Korea seeing an increase in novel coronavirus infections and reporting its first death, the country is stepping up measures against the outbreak and the economic fallout.


Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign

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In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.


Parasite Makes History at Oscars

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In a historic victory, Parasite is the first non-English film to win best picture, the Academy's most prestigious award.


In Myanmar, Betel Quid Chewing Remains Popular Despite Risks

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Myanmar can't seem to kick Betel quid chewing, a collective addiction that causes terminal illness among other alarming health issues.

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