News in Asia is Full of Links

This week is link happy with trigger warnings for rape and violence.

A court in Myanmar sentenced five journalists to 10 years of hard labor for publishing a story about a vast government factory that produces chemical weapons.

The Afghan presidential vote leader has called for an audit of votes.

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Kabul to discuss the ongoing deadlock.

In other election news, Indonesia’s leading presidential candidate warned against vote tampering.

Afghan interpreters who served US troops are in limbo waiting for resettlement visas that are slowly running out.

A 14 year old girl in India was reportedly raped on the orders of her village council.

President Obama has sent a formal invitation for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the U.S.

New Delhi is now the world’s second most populous city after Tokyo.

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi is to be erected opposite the British parliament.

A Pakistani terrorist group has declared allegiance to ISIS, which is the group that has seized control of large parts of Iraq and Syria.

The number of Internally Displaced People from the North Waziristan region of Pakistan has reached 800,000.

A court has indicted five suspects in the stoning death of 25-year-old Farzana Parveen outside the Lahore court house.

For the first time in a decade, North Korea is sending cheerleaders to accompany athletes competing in the Asian Games.

There was an attack on a diving resort in Malaysia.

Finally, this article explains how Asian teams can come back and dominate in the 2018 World Cup after a disappointing performance in 2014.


By Stephens

Florida girl, would-be world traveler and semi-permanent expat. Her main strategy of life is to throw out the nets and hope something useful comes back, but many times it's just an old shoe. She also really, really hates winter and people who are consistently late.

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