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2020/02/27 | Voice of America
This Hearty Group of Filipinos Is Staying Strong Worldwide Despite Virus Outbreaks
2.3 million overseas Filipino workers are adamant on staying put, in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle
China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison
A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.
2020/02/25 | The Conversation
Indian Women Join a Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement
Thousands of women across India are protesting the country's anti-citizenship law and gender discrimination.
2020/02/24 | Deutsche Welle
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Resigns
Prime Minister Mahathir's party has pulled out of a coalition with his long-time arch rival Anwar Ibrahim. The decision is the latest chapter in the pair's political tug-of-war.
2020/02/21 | Voice of America
South Korea Reports First Coronavirus Death as Outbreak Enters 'New Phase'
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.
2020/02/20 | Deutsche Welle
Sexism in Indian Army: Top Court Ruling Shatters Glass Ceiling for Women Officers
India's top court this week ordered the government to grant permanent commission to female officers in the army, paving the way for female army officers to be treated on par with their male colleagues.
Taiwan to Subsidize Tourism Industry Hard Hit By Coronavirus
Taiwan's government is injecting subsidies into the tourism sector, which has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
2020/02/18 | Voice of America
Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign
In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.
2020/02/17 | The Interpreter
The Politics of Racism as the Philippines Struggles With Coronavirus
Rodrigo Duterte and his backers appears to be exploiting the public health crisis to wedge opponents at home.
2020/02/17 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan Expands Virus Screening After Suspected Community Transmission
Taiwan has seen the first suspected community-transmitted case of the coronavirus. To prevent community spread, Taiwan has expanded its screening measures to include any individuals with foreign travel history in the past 14 days.
2020/02/14 | Deutsche Welle
Bangladeshi Sex Worker's Honorable Funeral Hailed as a Landmark
Sex workers in Bangladesh often do not get a proper burial due to social stigma. This week's burial has been met with praise by human rights activists.
2020/02/11 | Deutsche Welle
Thailand Mourns Victims of 'Unprecedented' Mass Shooting
The northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima is reeling after a soldier killed 29 people in a weekend shooting spree. Security forces fatally shot the lone gunman after a 12-hour siege at a local shopping mall.
2020/02/10 | Voice of America
Parasite Makes History at Oscars
In a historic victory, Parasite is the first non-English film to win best picture, the Academy's most prestigious award.
Superstar Aquarius Docks in Keelung Again With Crew Quarantined on Board
Passengers left the ship after Taiwanese health officials conducted a sample test for coronavirus. The Chinese crew members were not allowed to disembark.
Cruise Ship Carrying Taiwanese Passengers in Limbo Over Coronavirus Measures
A cruise ship carrying over 1,700 Taiwanese passengers has been sent back and forth between the ports of Taiwan and Japan.
2020/02/07 | Michael Beltran
Outrage Over Duterte's Inaction Grips Filipinos During Coronavirus Scare
A general distrust in Philippine president Duterte's ability to handle the coronavirus outbreak has sparked protest both on social media and in the streets.
2020/02/06 | James X. Morris
What Taiwan Has Done to Curb Coronavirus Spread
Despite being excluded from the World Health Organization, Taiwan has moved quickly to adopt measures to curb the domestic spread of the coronavirus.
2020/02/06 | Deutsche Welle
Kashmiris Feel Alienated 6 Months After India 'Annexation'
In August 2019, New Delhi scrapped Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, imposing a security blockade in the region. Rifat Fareed, DW's reporter in Srinagar, says six months on, Kashmiris feel more disgruntled than ever.