Screen grab of a video showing the blaze at the Jokhang temple compound in Lhasa, Tibet, Feb. 17, 2018.

Fire Breaks Out in Jokhang Compound in Tibet's Capital Lhasa

No casualties are reported, but the extent of damage to the compound's ancient structures and religious treasures is still unclear.

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‘Gulmira Imin Must Not be Forgotten’

The Uyghur rights advocate and former web administrator is nearing the start of the eighth year of a life term in prison.

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North Korean Holidays Drive Prices Up in Local Markets

Requisitions of rice, corn, and fruit for holiday gifts for schoolchildren and party executives reduce supply, drive up cost.

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Hong Kong Barristers Say Election Officials Now Conduct ‘Political Screenings’ of Candidates

The ‘regrettable’ development means government officials are charged with examining the personal and political views of candidates who have no way to challenge their decisions, lawyers say.

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Cambodian Opposition Party Members Face Charges For Political Activities Abroad

The Interior Ministry is taking legal action against Kem Sokha and others for forming the new Cambodia National Rescue Movement.

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Myanmar Officials Show Refugee Processing Centers to Ambassadors, UN Agencies

Rakhine state’s chief minister urges the group to work with the Myanmar government to help resolve the region's problems.

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Diplomats Visit Activists, Family of Detained Lawyer Over Chinese New Year

The wife of detained human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng says he has been denied access to a lawyer, and the family has been refused permission to visit him.

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Chinese Lawyers Pen Open Letter in Protest of Professional Persecution

Some 60 members of China’s embattled legal profession want an end to the revoking of licenses, and the release of all detained colleagues.

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Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers Call For End to Persecution of Former Commune Chief

They ask the UN human rights agency and other international organizations to help ensure the safety of Sin Chanpeou Rozeth.

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Philippines Objects to China's Attempts to Name Features in Benham Rise

If China is allowed to name features now, it will someday claim the entire area, one expert says.

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China Indicts Former Chongqing Party Chief on Bribery Charges

Sun Zhengcai stands accused of bribery, but political analysts say he plotted to challenge the political supremacy of President Xi Jinping.

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North Korean Border Guards Rotated Every Half Hour in New Security Push

The move comes as Pyongyang fears embarrassing defections during the Winter Olympics in rival South Korea.

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