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Inquirier.net
Groups fear nationwide imposition of martial lawAn opposition coalition and a group of lawyers on Wednesday slammed the decisio
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 hours ago
An opposition coalition and a group of lawyers on Wednesday slammed the decision of Congress to grant a yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao, warning that this was the Duterte administration’s attempt to cover up for the “festering... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Mindanao groups vow to continue fight vs martial lawnear Marawi City. AP FILE PHOTO Groups opposed to martial law in Mindanao vowe
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 hours ago
near Marawi City. AP FILE PHOTO Groups opposed to martial law in Mindanao vowed to keep up the fight against the return of authoritarian rule as Congress voted for the extension by one-year of martial law in Mindanao. “With the extension of... Read more
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CBC.ca
House leader for Alberta Opposition party fired woman after sex harassment complaintKelowna worksite. Notley said if Nixon was her house leader "he would be out."
CBC.ca / Posted yesterday
Kelowna worksite. Notley said if Nixon was her house leader "he would be out." "Mr. Kenney must answer to this," she said of the Opposition leader. "Mr. Nixon was his handpicked selection to be his political lieutenant, his political spokesperson.... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
China is planning to build 5 camps for North Korean refugees amid fears of instabilityChina is planning to build five camps that could accommodate thousands of North
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
China is planning to build five camps that could accommodate thousands of North Korean refugees, The New York Times reported Monday. According to The Times, a leaked document from state-run China Mobile that appeared on the microblogging site Weibo,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
China is planning to build 5 camps for North Korean refugees amid fears of instabilityChina is planning to build five camps that could accommodate thousands of North
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
China is planning to build five camps that could accommodate thousands of North Korean refugees, The New York Times reported Monday. According to The Times, a leaked document from state-run China Mobile that appeared on the microblogging site Weibo,... Read more
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Business Insider
China is planning to build 5 camps for North Korean refugees amid fears of instabilityChina is planning to build five camps that could accommodate thousands of North
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
China is planning to build five camps that could accommodate thousands of North Korean refugees, The New York Times reported Monday. According to The Times, a leaked document from state-run China Mobile that appeared on the microblogging site... Read more
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Aljazeera
Ethiopia targets activists with Israeli spyware: ReportThe government of Ethiopia has "apparently" employed spyware purchased from an
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
The government of Ethiopia has "apparently" employed spyware purchased from an Israeli defence contractor to spy on independent journalists and dissidents living outside of the country, a recent report has revealed. Israel's CyberBit Solutions Ltd... Read more
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Aljazeera
Uncertainty shrouds Canadian arms sales to Saudi ArabiaPressure is mounting on the Canadian government over an "historic" $12bn-arms d
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government over an "historic" $12bn-arms deal to Saudi Arabia, with legal experts and human rights watchdogs expressing outrage and calling for its cancellation. Signed in 2014 by the previous government, which... Read more
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Aljazeera
Group: Refugees abused by EU border forces in Balkansillegal deportations and widespread police violence, including beatings and ele
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
illegal deportations and widespread police violence, including beatings and electric shocks, according to a report by a watchdog group. The findings by German monitor Rigardu paint a grim picture of systematic abuse on the borders of Serbia -... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Watchdog draws fire over ‘off track’ remarkMALACANANG described Sunday the claims of an official of an international human
Manila Standard Today / Posted 2 days ago
MALACANANG described Sunday the claims of an official of an international human rights organization the Philippines had not made any genuine efforts in seeking accountability on the alleged rights violations amid war on illegal drugs, as “off... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Gov’t insists it respects human rightsPresidential Spokesperson Harry Roque INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC Malacañang ma
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC Malacañang marked International Human Rights Day on Sunday by insisting it respected human rights even as rights groups continued to blame it for extrajudicial killings. The... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Roque: HRW ‘blind,’ ‘deaf’ to gov’t efforts vs police abuseMANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Sunday hit the Huma
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Sunday hit the Human Rights Watch for allegedly ignoring the efforts of the Duterte administration in addressing supposed police abuses. In a statement, Roque said the HRW is “simply off... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Roque hits Human Rights Watch for ‘playing blind, deaf, dumb’The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has “a penchant for playing blind, deaf and dumb.”
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has “a penchant for playing blind, deaf and dumb.” This was how Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque slammed on Sunday the international organization’s alleged refusal to acknowledge the efforts of President Rodrigo... Read more
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Minda News
From 60 to 588 days: AFP, PNP want martial law in Mindanao extended until end of 2018 but what is the basis?DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 December) — From two months to seven to 19. From an
Minda News / Posted 4 days ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 December) — From two months to seven to 19. From an initial 60 days starting May 23, Day 1 of the Marawi Crisis and extended to 223 days until December 31, 2017, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Points to ponder on Proclamation 374By signing Proclamation No. 374 last Dec. 5, President Duterte has formally dec
Bulatlat.com / Posted 5 days ago
By signing Proclamation No. 374 last Dec. 5, President Duterte has formally declared the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army as a “designated/identified terrorist organization” under RA No. 10168, or the Terrorism Financing... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Points to ponder on Proclamation 374By signing Proclamation No. 374 last Dec. 5, President Duterte has formally dec
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
By signing Proclamation No. 374 last Dec. 5, President Duterte has formally declared the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army as a “designated/identified terrorist organization” under RA No. 10168, or the Terrorism Financing... Read more
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Inquirier.net
HRW exec accuses PH gov’t of faking sincerity to resolve drug war abusesMembers of the militant Akbayan Youth light candles on Colon Street in downtown
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
Members of the militant Akbayan Youth light candles on Colon Street in downtown Cebu City to condemn the death of Kian delos Santos and other suspects in the government’s brutal war on drugs. FILE PHOTO BY JUNJIE MENDOZA / CEBU DAILY NEWS New... Read more
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Pilipino Star
HRW: No 'genuine' gov't efforts for accountability for drug war abusesPhilippine government has not made "genuine" efforts to seek accountability on
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
Philippine government has not made "genuine" efforts to seek accountability on alleged abuses in its anti-drug campaign, Human Rights Watch said. The New York-based watchdog issued a strongly-worded statement Friday as a reaction to Presidential... Read more
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International Business Times
Duterte orders police to rejoin drug war and tells human rights groups to 'go to hell' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police forces to rejoin th
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police forces to rejoin the frontline of the anti-drug campaign after they were barred from an active role in the bloody "drug war" two months ago due to the deaths of two teenage suspects.... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Duterte restores police role in deadly Philippines drug warthe Philippine National Police (PNP) and other law enforcement agencies in the
Asian Correspondent / Posted 7 days ago
the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other law enforcement agencies in the deadly war against drugs, raising fears of resurgence in brutal killings that have victimised mostly poor Filipino drug users. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque... Read more
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DW
President Rodrigo Duterte orders police to rejoin Philippines' war on drugs |to rejoin the war on drugs, overturning President Duterte's decision two months
DW / Posted 8 days ago
to rejoin the war on drugs, overturning President Duterte's decision two months ago to leave the campaign in the hands of the government's anti-drug agency. Duterte had removed police from anti-drug operations following criticism from human... Read more
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Inquirier.net
De Lima-Roque word war heats upINQUIRER file photo/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ It all started with a joke. The word w
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
INQUIRER file photo/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ It all started with a joke. The word war between Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and detained Senator Leila de Lima has reached new heights on Thursday, reigniting the animosity between the two... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Embarrassed and ashamed' Matt Lauer apologiseshim Says it is now his 'full time job' to repair the damage he has caused to h
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
him Says it is now his 'full time job' to repair the damage he has caused to his family and to NBC Lauer is accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees, who detailed their alleged encounters with the Today host in Variety One... Read more
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Newsweek
How sexual violence fuels both sides of the brutal Ukrainian warbutts. She says she was hit so hard that she miscarried. As the men tossed her
Newsweek / Posted 14 days ago
butts. She says she was hit so hard that she miscarried. As the men tossed her across the room, they noticed a tattoo of a wolf on her back. The animal is revered in Chechnya, and the men stopped attacking her. “They asked me if I was from... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Saudi Arabia is freeing a new batch of former Gitmo detaineesSaudi Arabia is quietly preparing to release a group of Yemenis once held in Gu
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
Saudi Arabia is quietly preparing to release a group of Yemenis once held in Guantánamo, the first non-Saudis to graduate from its 13-year-old deradicalization program. The imminent release of the nine Yemeni men, however, comes at a tense time for... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Saudi Arabia is freeing a new batch of former Gitmo detaineesSaudi Arabia is quietly preparing to release a group of Yemenis once held in Gu
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
Saudi Arabia is quietly preparing to release a group of Yemenis once held in Guantánamo, the first non-Saudis to graduate from its 13-year-old deradicalization program. The imminent release of the nine Yemeni men, however, comes at a tense time for... Read more
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KERA North Texas
New Generation Of Transgender Americans Wants To Change Laws, Not Just MindsIn the kitchen of a small colonial house in Springfield, Mass., Edanry Rivera a
KERA North Texas / Posted 15 days ago
In the kitchen of a small colonial house in Springfield, Mass., Edanry Rivera and Louis Mitchell do-si-do around a coffee maker, handing off the creamer and reaching for a refill. "Coffee is the lifeblood of my very existence," says Louis Mitchell,... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace 'authenticating' video in Reuters report on drug warTuesday, adding that authorities are now authenticating security camera footage
Pilipino Star / Posted 15 days ago
Tuesday, adding that authorities are now authenticating security camera footage allegedly showing the summary execution of an alleged drug trafficker. “I assure you that the authorities are now looking into this matter. We’re in the process... Read more
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Daily Mail
North Korea and Venezuela protests in Reuter's photos of 2017entrance, North Korean female soldiers on parade and Venezuela in flames all fe
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
entrance, North Korean female soldiers on parade and Venezuela in flames all feature among Reuters' incredible photos of the year After a year that has seen increased controversy surrounding Russian president Vladimir Putin's relationship... Read more
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Canberra Times
Deal to repatriate Rohingya to Myanmar a 'stunt': HRWBangkok: Human Rights Watch has described an agreement between Myanmar and Bang
Canberra Times / Posted 19 days ago
Bangkok: Human Rights Watch has described an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to begin repatriating more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine State as "laughable" and a "public relations stunt." In a... Read more
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WA Today
Deal to repatriate Rohingya to Myanmar a 'stunt': HRWBangkok: Human Rights Watch has described an agreement between Myanmar and Bang
WA Today / Posted 20 days ago
Bangkok: Human Rights Watch has described an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to begin repatriating more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine State as "laughable" and a "public relations stunt." In a... Read more
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The Age
Deal to repatriate Rohingya to Myanmar a 'stunt': HRWBangkok: Human Rights Watch has described an agreement between Myanmar and Bang
The Age / Posted 20 days ago
Bangkok: Human Rights Watch has described an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to begin repatriating more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine State as "laughable" and a "public relations stunt." In a... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Deal to repatriate Rohingya to Myanmar a 'stunt': HRWBangkok: Human Rights Watch has described an agreement between Myanmar and Bang
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 20 days ago
Bangkok: Human Rights Watch has described an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to begin repatriating more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine State as "laughable" and a "public relations stunt." In a... Read more
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International Business Times
Indonesian military accused of using 'two-finger test' to check virginity of female recruits Indonesian police and army officials have been accused of using the abusive two
International Business Times / Posted 20 days ago
Indonesian police and army officials have been accused of using the abusive two-finger test to check whether female recruits are virgins. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to ban the "cruel and... Read more
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EuroNews
Hungary's fear factorby the ruling Fidesz party and the far right movements are gaining ground in th
EuroNews / Posted 20 days ago
by the ruling Fidesz party and the far right movements are gaining ground in the hungarian society. A few months ahead of the next parliamentary elections, euronews reporter Valerie Gauriat traveled to Hungary to hear from both supporters and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PTFoMS sees resolution of Maguindanao massacre case under Duterte administrationPolice investigators look for evidence on a mangled vehicle unearthed at the cr
Inquirier.net / Posted 20 days ago
Police investigators look for evidence on a mangled vehicle unearthed at the crime scene where human remains were dug up from a shallow grave as investigators try to find more bodies, victims of a massacre after gunmen shot at least 50 people in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenya Asked to Rein in on Police Abuses During Electioneering PeriodNairobi — Human Rights Watch has called on Kenyan authorities to condemn recent
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
Nairobi — Human Rights Watch has called on Kenyan authorities to condemn recent violence, rein in on any police abuses and investigate scores of killings, most of them blamed on security agencies during the prolonged electoral period. With the... Read more
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Daily Mail
'American mercenaries' are torturing arrested Saudi princessecurity contractors are carrying out'interrogations' on princes and billionair
Daily Mail / Posted 21 days ago
security contractors are carrying out'interrogations' on princes and billionaires arrested in crackdown Detained members of Saudi elite have been hung by their feet and beaten by interrogates, source says Among those hung upside down are Prince... Read more
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Raw Story
State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating US law on child soldiersA group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual
Raw Story / Posted 22 days ago
A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to... Read more
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Daily Mail
State Dept revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S....Rex Tillerson accused of ditching Iraq, Afghanistan and Myanmar from list of ar
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
Rex Tillerson accused of ditching Iraq, Afghanistan and Myanmar from list of armies with child soldiers to let them get U.S. military aid in leaked internal 'dissent' memo Memo from a dozen State Department officials is leaked and reveals formal... Read more
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Gulf News
Tillerson accused of violating US law on child soldiersDocuments show Tillerson’s decision was at odds with a unanimous recommendation
Gulf News / Posted 22 days ago
Documents show Tillerson’s decision was at odds with a unanimous recommendation by the heads of the US State Department’s regional bureaus Washington, D.C.: A group of about a dozen US State Department officials have taken the unusual step of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uganda's Slow Slide Into Crisisin power while governance, economic performance and security deteriorate. Why
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
in power while governance, economic performance and security deteriorate. Why does it matter? Uganda is not in danger of renewed civil war or rebel violence, but it risks sliding into a political crisis that could eventually threaten the... Read more
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New York Daily News
Rex Tillerson accused of violating child soldiers lawSecretary of State Rex Tillerson has been accused of violating the Child Soldie
New York Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been accused of violating the Child Soldiers Prevention Act.(Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) WASHINGTON - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Granting Mugabe Asylum Is a Hot PotatoWith pressure mounting against President Robert Mugabe to step down, the issue
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
With pressure mounting against President Robert Mugabe to step down, the issue of where he would seek asylum has become a hotly contested issue, with many saying South Africa is the obvious choice. The move to grant him asylum has been welcomed by,... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Locsin: Abstaining from vote on draft UN resolution on Rohingya crisis 'the right thing'together with nine other UN member-states, voted not to support the draft resol
Pilipino Star / Posted 25 days ago
together with nine other UN member-states, voted not to support the draft resolution adopted by the General Assembly’s human rights committee. The non-binding measure now goes to the full assembly for debate next month. In an online exchange... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Human rights groups praise Trudeaufans moments after his press briefing at the International Media Center, World
Inquirier.net / Posted 26 days ago
fans moments after his press briefing at the International Media Center, World Trade Center in Pasay City. EDWIN BACASMAS Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about President... Read more
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Daily Mail
Russia to make nine US-backed news outlets register as foreign agents'RT' television network a 'foreign agent' – preparing to do the same to NINE Am
Daily Mail / Posted 26 days ago
'RT' television network a 'foreign agent' – preparing to do the same to NINE American news outlets including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe Moscow is poised to retaliate after the U.S. required state-run 'Russia Today' television... Read more
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EuroNews
"Democracy died in Cambodia today"The EU and US are promising “concrete steps” against Cambodia after the main op
EuroNews / Posted 26 days ago
The EU and US are promising “concrete steps” against Cambodia after the main opposition party was banned ahead of the country’s elections. An EU spokesperson says the election could not be legitimate without the opposition. Officials say respect for... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Shan State: Burma’s hidden humanitarian crisisTHE violent campaign of land clearance and ethnic cleansing towards the Rohingy
Asian Correspondent / Posted 27 days ago
THE violent campaign of land clearance and ethnic cleansing towards the Rohingya people is finally being exposed by media networks across the globe, intensifying the pressure on governments to tackle the unacceptable conduct of security forces in... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
‘Destruction of democracy’ in Cambodia as opposition party dissolvedCAMBODIA’s government faced international criticism on Friday after a Supreme C
Asian Correspondent / Posted 27 days ago
CAMBODIA’s government faced international criticism on Friday after a Supreme Court ruling saw the dissolution of the country’s only credible opposition party, effectively making Cambodia a one-party state. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)... Read more
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