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US in new Asian show of force

A United States aircraft carrier strike group has been deployed off the coast of Korea, and is reportedly set to take part in naval drills. It comes as US officials voice concerns that Pyongyang could conduct a fresh nuclear test.  The USS Abraham Lincoln strike group is now operating near …

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Asian nation’s government quits amid economic crisis

Following the resignation of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal on Monday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dropped his brother, Basil Rajapaksa, as finance minister in an attempt to reshape the country’s government, amid massive protests over a deteriorating economic crisis. The Rajapaksa’s political clan has been accused of nepotism …

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Anti-Asian hate crimes up 339%

Anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States went up by a whopping 339% in 2021, according to a new report, with the majority of cases reported in Los Angeles and New York City. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism revealed on Monday that the number of such …

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1st Asian country decriminalizes marijuana

Thailand has become the first country in Asia to decriminalize marijuana use. The health minister called on people to use the drug for their “benefit” rather than “to cause harm.” Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, a longtime supporter of marijuana legalization, announced in a lengthy Facebook post that the Narcotics Control …

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Here’s why black and Asian Americans can’t find solidarity

A lengthy article on Sunday offered some theories for the divide – most notably the fact that black activists see the answer as defunding police departments, while their Asian counterparts are inclined to think that eliminating cops isn’t a great way to fight crime. But in all its navel-gazing, the …

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