Estonia’s prime minister says one should never forget the 1989 'Baltic Way' in which nearly 2 million people of then-Soviet Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a human chain more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) long to protest Soviet occupation.
China is criticizing a decision by the government of Australia’s New South Wales state to close more than a dozen Chinese-sponsored language programs in more than a dozen public schools over political concerns.
Marine resources officials in Thailand say an ailing 5-month-old dugong has died during surgery, just days after the much-publicized death of another dugong from what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste.
Authorities have intensified patrols in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi’s tightened grip on the disputed region.
Syrian state TV says President Bashar Assad’s troops have seized control of a string of villages in the northern countryside of Hama province, completing its takeover of the region just south of Idlib province.
Australia and Vietnam on Friday expressed serious concern over tensions in the disputed South China Sea, where Hanoi says China’s gas survey ship has infringed on its territory and has disrupted Vietnam’s exploration activities.
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