Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

TOKYO: A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday (Jan 21), rejecting a suit that challenged the measure’s constitutionality and sought damages for those affected. Japan is one of around 50 countries internationally, includingSingapore, China and South Korea, that permits its citizens to hold only one nationality. Advertisement Advertisement Under current rules, Japanese […]

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Mongolian prime minister resigns after protests over COVID-19 mother

ULAANBAATAR: Mongolia’s Prime Minister announced on Thursday (Jan 21) he will immediately stand down, a day after thousands protested in the capital over what they said was the heavy-handed treatment of a coronavirus-infected mother and her newborn baby. “Unfortunately, we made a mistake during relocating that mother,” said Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, adding “as prime minister, I must […]

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Whale carcass washes up on Bali beach

DENPASAR, Indonesia: The rotting carcass of a nearly 14m whale washed up on Thursday (Jan 21) on a Bali beach popular with tourists. The conservation agency said it was investigating the death of the giant creature, which was first spotted in shallow waters near Batu Belig beach, north of Seminyak. Advertisement Advertisement Curious onlookers gathered around […]

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Thai government to file royal defamation complaint against opposition figure Thanathorn

BANGKOK: Thailand’s ministry of digital economy and society will file a criminal complaint of defaming the country’s monarchy against banned opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the ministry said on Wednesday (Jan 20). The digital ministry did not specify what actions the lese majeste complaint would cite, but two ministry officials told Reuters they were related to […]

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