China Will ‘Take Action’ If India Sends Troops to Crisis-Hit Maldives
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China Will ‘Take Action’ If India Sends Troops to Crisis-Hit Maldives

Beijing will “take action” if India sends troops to the Maldives, Chinese state media has warned. It comes after a Supreme Court in the Maldives overturned the conviction of an opposition politician, prompting a political crisis. “India should exercise restraint,” an editorial in the state-run Global Times reads. “Without UN empowerment, there would be no…

Engineering Marvel: After 100 Billion Yuan, China’s & World’s Longest Sea Bridge Is Now Completed
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Engineering Marvel: After 100 Billion Yuan, China’s & World’s Longest Sea Bridge Is Now Completed

Another engineering marvel has been completed and the trophy goes to China, again. Billed as the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, supporters have been calling it an engineering wonder. Critics, on the other hand, call the infrastructure mega-project politically driven and a costly white elephant. The project was dogged by delays,…

India’s Godmen: Human Trafficking, Murder, Rape, Riots All in One Garb
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India’s Godmen: Human Trafficking, Murder, Rape, Riots All in One Garb

An Ashram (spiritual center) run by a self-styled Godman in New Delhi has come under the lens of the law after it was revealed that hundreds of women were confined in inhumane conditions. Police suspect 300 other centers run by the Godman could be hubs for human trafficking. The perils of Indian society are deeply entrenched…

Bangladesh Considers Sterilization to Curb Rohingya Refugee Population
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Bangladesh Considers Sterilization to Curb Rohingya Refugee Population

The U.N. said there is a “consistent, methodical pattern” of killings, torture, rape and arson against Rohingya Muslim refugees. Bangladesh is considering sterilizing the Rohingya refugee population after health officials proposed the move to the government Friday. Supporters of the plan call for vasectomies for Rohingya men and tubectomies for women, saying “sterilization of the…