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China denounces Thai politicians for backing Hong Kong protests | News | Al Jazeera

Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong had posted a photo with Thai opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The Chinese embassy in Bangkok has condemned Thai politicians for showing support to Hong Kong activists amid mass anti-Beijing protests, saying that such a move could harm the relationship between the two countries. The criticism was echoed …

Asia Pacific children are facing an ‘obesity time bomb’

RESEARCHERS have found a steep spike in obesity rates among children in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years and are now calling for more action to be taken to encourage healthier lifestyles and improve healthcare systems. Sridhar Dharmapuri, a food safety and nutrition officer at the UN’s Food and Agriculture …

Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar’s map

Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stand in a queue to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a …