Designer Phillip Lim speaks out against rise in anti-Asian attacks in the US

Asian American designer says Trump is responsible for hate crimes and ‘the face of modern racism’

A leading Asian American fashion designer has joined a swathe of other celebrity voices from the community speaking out against a rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:10am
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French police to interview 11 women about Gerald Marie abuse allegations

Former model agency boss denies rape and sexual misconduct in 1980s and 90s

Eleven women who accused the French former model agency boss Gerald Marie of sexual misconduct and rape have been invited to Paris to meet with investigators, in the next step of an ongoing criminal investigation.

The women, who are based all over the world, are expected to fly to Paris together in the coming weeks to be interviewed by the Paris Brigade de Protection des Mineurs, the city police’s child protection department.

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:01am
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Trump impeachment trial day three: Democrats rest their case – video highlights

House impeachment managers concluded their case against Donald Trump on Thursday by saying that the deadly Capitol assault he stands accused of inciting was the culmination of a presidency beset by lies and violent rhetoric. They also said he would remain a threat to US democracy if not convicted and barred from holding future office

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 6:30am
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Pakistan ends death penalty for prisoners with severe mental health problems

Supreme court ruling welcomed by rights activists who say it opens the way to broader prison reforms

In a landmark decision, Pakistan’s supreme court ruled this week that prisoners with serious mental health problems cannot be executed for their crimes.

The verdict was hailed by rights activists, who said it laid the groundwork for broader prison reforms in the country.

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 6:28am
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Tens of thousands of asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico to be allowed into US

Biden administration takes major step to dismantle Trump policy that exposed people to violence in Mexican border cities

The Biden administration on Friday announced plans for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico for their next immigration court hearings to be allowed into the United States while their cases proceed.

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 8:36am
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'Accomplice' senators who amplified Trump's lies now get a say in his fate

Republicans Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and others unabashedly endorsed the former president’s assault on democracy

A desk in the US Senate was notably empty for chunks of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial on Wednesday.

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 2:00am
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Roaring crowds, roti and Rihanna: the view from a Delhi farm protest camp

As rhetoric rises on both sides, Indian farmers at the Singhu camp say they are going nowhere

Puffing out his chest, his lime green turban luminescent in the morning sun, Surinder Singh made it clear he was a man who would not easily be moved. “We will stay here five years, 10 years if we have to,” the farmer said with a steely smile. “As long as it takes.”

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 7:48am
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