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To ‘protect young minds,’ Hong Kong moves to overhaul schools

Starting this fall, schools in Hong Kong will display colorful new government-issued posters declaring that “freedom comes with responsibilities.” Administrators may now call the police if anyone insults the Chinese national anthem on campus.

Leaders, survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

Virtually joined by world leaders, the survivors of Bosnia’s 1995 Srebrenica massacre on Saturday remembered the victims of Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since World War II and warned of the perpetrators’ persistent refusal to fully acknowledge their responsibility.

Philippine congress officially shuts down leading broadcaster

Philippine lawmakers Friday formally shut down the country’s largest broadcast network, the latest major blow against the news media as President Rodrigo Duterte cracks down on outlets that have been critical of his leadership.

The Netherlands sues Russia over the downing of MH17

The Netherlands, home to roughly two-thirds of the victims, made the move to provide “maximum support” to individual cases brought to the European court by victims’ relatives, the country’s foreign minister wrote in a letter to parliament.

Sweden’s ex-ambassador to China is cleared of wrongdoing

Anna Lindstedt was found not guilty of overstepping the boundaries of her role when she arranged secret meetings over the fate of a Hong Kong bookseller and Swedish citizen who remains detained in China.

Erdogan signs decree allowing Hagia Sophia to be used as a mosque again

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree Friday ordering Hagia Sophia to be opened for Muslim prayers, an action likely to provoke international furor around a World Heritage Site cherished by Christians and Muslims alike for its religious significance, stunning structure and as a symbol of conquest.

Seoul mayor found dead after daughter reports him missing

Park Won-soon, the country’s most powerful official after the president, had been the subject of sexual harassment allegations.

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.