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China probes former internet czar for suspected graft

/ Nov 22, 2017

China probes former internet czar for suspected graft

The former head of China's powerful internet regulator is under investigation for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party said, the latest senior official to be caught up in a sweeping campaign against graft. Lu Wei was suspected of serious disciplinary violations, the party's corruption-busting Central ...

/ Nov 22, 2017

Australia loses ninth legislator in citizenship crisis

An Australian senator who is British by descent on Wednesday became the ninth lawmaker to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government. Skye Kakoschke-Moore, a member of the Nick Xenophon Team minor ...

/ Nov 22, 2017

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said that senior Indonesian police and military officers have ...

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya called 'apartheid' in new report

Nov 21, 2017

Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya called 'apartheid' in new report

Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home. Since late August, more ...