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South Korea’s presidential scandal

In 2016, South Korea saw the start of a massive corruption scandal involving its political and business elite that brought down its first female president Park Geun-hye. The scandal, which continues to ripple through South Korean society, generated huge protests. It has centred on Park’s relationship with an old friend, …

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#MeToo movement takes hold in South Korea

Young women in South Korea are fighting for a new future. The #MeToo movement which has highlighted sexual harassment and abuse around the world has taken a surprising hold in this socially conservative country. Allegations which would once have been brushed aside have brought down some of the most prominent …

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Malaysia seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Malaysia’s government has proposed new legislation to combat “fake news”, with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those convicted of disseminating false content would be jailed or fined up to RM500,000 ($128,000; £90,400), or both. The bill was tabled in parliament on Monday, …

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#MeToo movement takes hold in South Korea

Young women in South Korea are fighting for a new future. The #MeToo movement which has highlighted sexual harassment and abuse around the world has taken a surprising hold in this socially conservative country. Allegations which would once have been brushed aside have brought down some of the most prominent …

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Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together

Russia and the Taliban have separately rejected comments made by the head of US forces in Afghanistan that Moscow has been supporting, and even supplying weapons to, the insurgent group. Gen John Nicholson told the BBC last week he had seen “destabilising activity by the Russians”. The Russian embassy in …

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Malaysia seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Malaysia’s government has proposed new legislation to combat “fake news”, with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those convicted of disseminating false content would be jailed or fined up to RM500,000 ($128,000; £90,400), or both. The bill was tabled in parliament on Monday, …

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Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together

Russia and the Taliban have separately rejected comments made by the head of US forces in Afghanistan that Moscow has been supporting, and even supplying weapons to, the insurgent group. Gen John Nicholson told the BBC last week he had seen “destabilising activity by the Russians”. The Russian embassy in …

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Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together

Russia and the Taliban have separately rejected comments made by the head of US forces in Afghanistan that Moscow has been supporting, and even supplying weapons to, the insurgent group. Gen John Nicholson told the BBC last week he had seen “destabilising activity by the Russians”. The Russian embassy in …

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Up close and personal with the biggest drone squadron ever

Before taking office, Donald Trump called the war in Afghanistan a “total disaster”. But last August he changed his mind and announced that the US would stay until the war was – in his words – “won”. Military commanders see air power as key to the hoped-for victory, and have …

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Up close and personal with the biggest drone squadron ever

Before taking office, Donald Trump called the war in Afghanistan a “total disaster”. But last August he changed his mind and announced that the US would stay until the war was – in his words – “won”. Military commanders see air power as key to the hoped-for victory, and have …

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