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On Nov. 8, the United States will host an intriguing election. As the date draws closer, the results of the election appear harder to forecast.
 
The 8th BRICS Summit in Goa concluded with some general agreements and negotiations on a wide range of aspects to concretize economic policies, but the India-Russia arms deal made through informal processes on the sidelines of the summit was a major pact, which changed the distribution of power and relations among Asian countries.
 
Do you know that only 13 percent of the world population enjoys a free press? According to Freedom House Report of Press Freedom, in 2016 the safety of journalists was guaranteed in just 13 percent of the world's population.
 
Last week, fresh from his triumphant visit to Japan, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed, among other things, that God had talked to him about his cussing; but then he also let his disdain for human rights advocates slip out again.
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Cabinet secretaries and campaign volunteers alike have told me that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is open to new ideas and serene about ceding full control to his appointees within their scope of work.
 
Young, newly elected legislators that mangled their oaths in show of defiance to Beijing have brought about political chaos in the country, and should openly apologize for their contempt of the law and making offensive comments to Chinese people.
 
A zero-tolerance approach should be adopted against vigilantes attacking people on grounds of lese majeste.
 
The hot dog issue has made Malaysia famous for the wrong reason, and we need to let it go, as most of us have suffered enough embarrassment.
 
It's time to worry when an utterly illogical proposition begins to sound halfway logical because it has been repeated over and over again, and because glaring gaps in reason have been plugged with dollops of nationalism. The ongoing cultural war between India and Pakistan, flagged off by a controversy surrounding the screening of a Bollywood film and culminating in a ban by Pakistan of all Indian content, is a case in point.
 
Jerusalem is one of the world's most sacred -- and contested -- cities. Yet what is beyond doubt is that ever since 1967, Israel has been occupying Arab East Jerusalem...
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