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Past S. Korean gov’ts blamed for abuses, deaths at facility

SEOUL, South Korea ((DailyNews)) — South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has found the country’s past military governments responsible for atrocities committed at Brothers...

Tropical Storm Ma-on headed for southeastern China

BEIJING ((DailyNews)) — Tropical Storm Ma-on was gaining strength as it headed for Hong Kong and other parts of southeastern China on Wednesday after...

Floods wreak havoc across Pakistan; 903 dead since mid-June

ISLAMABAD ((DailyNews)) — Heavy rains have triggered flash floods and wreaked havoc across much of Pakistan since mid-June, leaving 903 dead and about 50,000...

Crucial illegal road threatens Amazon rainforest

An illegal dirt road ripping through protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon is now just a few miles shy of connecting two of the...

Its largest lake is so dry, China digs deep to water crops

BEIJING ((DailyNews)) — With China’s biggest freshwater lake reduced to just 25% of its usual size by a severe drought, work crews are digging...

Malaysia ex-PM Najib goes to jail after losing graft appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia ((DailyNews)) — Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak began his 12-year prison sentence Tuesday after losing his final appeal in a graft case...

Danish adoptees call for S. Korea to probe adoption issues

SEOUL, South Korea ((DailyNews)) — Dozens of South Koreans adopted by Danish parents decades ago have formally demanded the South Korean government investigate their...

Anti-mandate protesters converge on New Zealand Parliament

WELLINGTON, New Zealand ((DailyNews)) — About 2,000 protesters upset with the government’s pandemic response converged Tuesday on New Zealand’s Parliament — but there was...

Gays hail Singapore sex-ban repeal, see long way to equality

SING(DailyNews)ORE ((DailyNews)) — Singapore’s gay community Monday hailed a plan to decriminalize sex between men as “a triumph of love over fear” but warned...

End of Singapore’s gay sex ban is small step in Asia-Pacific

BANGKOK ((DailyNews)) — Singapore’s decision to decriminalize sex between men is being hailed as a step in the right direction for LGBTQ rights in...

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