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Is the MeToo movement finally picking up steam in Asia? A rash of headlines from across the region hopefully is the beginning of something important!
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Editor
 
 
  Time for dialogue after latest Indian - Pakistan crisis  
 
     
 
  Although the 2019 India-Pakistan standoff may have passed its immediate intensity, it is clear that the entire episode has left a slew of new worries for policymakers all over the world. It is crucial that lessons are learnt and crisis-handling procedures between the two countries put in place. Because there is no doubt that Pakistan and India were perilously close to war.

In a digital age, resonating with the red noise of alternative facts fuelled by ultra-nationalisms, it was clear that the Modi regime’s need to bolster its flagging electoral ratings before an election took the Indian act of border incursion into Pakistan’s Balakot to act of war status. The second motivation was the impulse to divert attention from the growing insurgency in India-held Kashmir.
 
 
 
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The biggest gold smuggling racket in Nepal
 
   
 
It all started with the murder of Sanam Shakya on March 2, 2018. But soon, police in Morang district discovered that Shakya’s killing was carried out by a group of smugglers to retrieve 33.5 kilos of gold that had been robbed from them.
 
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Police question K-pop stars Seungri, Jung Joon-young about sex scandal
 
   
 
Disgraced celebrities suspected of sex bribery, sharing illegal sex videos in growing scandal that now includes alleged collusion with police.
 
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Duterte names 46 politicians on narcolist
 
   
 
President Duterte on Thursday night identified 43 local officials and three congressmen, most of them running in midterm elections in May, on his so-called narcolist.
 
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Indonesian universities turn blind eye to sexual harassment
 
   
 
The Jakarta Post has collaborated with media organizations Tirto.id and VICE Indonesia to look into survivors’ stories and how the university authorities responded when they received sexual abuse reports.
 
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