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Factbox: Bangladesh's broad media laws
Bangladesh has some broad media laws to tackle issues ranging from defamation to fake news, and the spread of propaganda, but many in the local media allege these laws are now being used to curb free speech and rein in press freedom in the country.
In fear of the state: Bangladeshi journalists self-censor as election approaches
With less than a month to go to a general election, many journalists in Bangladesh say they are living in fear of ever-tightening media laws and engaging in self-censorship as a result.
INSIGHT-In fear of the state: Bangladeshi journalists self-censor as election approaches
With less than a month to go to a general election, many journalists in Bangladesh say they are living in fear of ever-tightening media laws and engaging in self-censorship as a result.
Japan rules out asking private firms to avoid telecoms gear that could be malicious
Japan's government has no plan to ask private companies to avoid buying telecommunications equipment that could have malicious functions, such as information leakage, its top spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said on Thursday.
Oil prices climb amid signs of easing U.S.-China trade tensions
Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories and signs that China is taking more concrete steps to put a trade war truce with Washington into action.
Hyundai Motor Group to provide suppliers with $1.5 billion in funding
South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co plans to provide funding worth 1.7 trillion won ($1.5 billion) to stabilize management of its suppliers, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
Northern China smog worsens in October-November as pace of restrictions eases: Greenpeace
Smog in northern China worsened in October and November compared to a year earlier, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday, as the government eases the pace at which it ramps up air quality controls at a time when the economy is slowing.
MLB notebook: Lynn reportedly to sign with Rangers
Right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Texas Rangers, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.
Mexican president says he and Trump discussed joint program on migration
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and discussed the issue of migration, he said in a tweet.
Mexican president says discussed joint program on migration with Trump
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and discussed the issue of migration, he said in a tweet.