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  1. The Berlin Wall comes down in November 1989, with some East German border guards demolishing one

    Commentary: History was supposed to end after the Berlin Wall fell – 30 years on, it hasn’t

    Despite the triumph that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was to be no golden age of liberal democracy, says a historian.
  2. A man casts his vote for the European Parliament elections at a polling station in Rome

    Democracy falls short for people around the world: Survey

    Only half of the world's population thinks their country is democratic, a survey published on Tuesday found, with many Western Europeans viewing ...
  3. FILE PHOTO: Hundreds of thousands of people fill Beijing's central Tiananmen Square

    Commentary: The ghost of Tiananmen Square hovers over a 'fragile superpower' even after 30 years

    The Tiananmen Square crisis in Beijing was the first time a popular uprising in a long-isolated country was broadcast live around the world, says ...
  4. Sudan unrest

    Sudanese military and opposition resume talks after street violence

  5. Voters in Thailand head to the polls on Mar 24 | Video
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    Voters in Thailand head to the polls on Mar 24 | Video

    Voters in Thailand will head to the polls on Mar 24. Since the military took over power in a coup in 2014, it was at times quite uncertain if ...
  6. A newspaper stand selling The Capital in Annapolis

    Commentary: As local news outlets close, US voters become more partisan

    The decline of local newspaper in the US and the nationalisation of political news are polarising public debate, researchers points out.
  7. FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy activists pose outside a court in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong democracy leaders defiant as landmark trial wraps up

    Hong Kong democracy leaders pledged on Friday to sustain their fight for full democracy at the end of a month-long trial that could see them ...
  8. Numerous referendums a test for democracy in Taiwan elections | Video
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    Numerous referendums a test for democracy in Taiwan elections | Video

    When Taiwan goes to the polls on Nov 24, voters will be asked to pick not just their candidates for local government but also vote on 10 referendums.
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    Commentary: Hate speech is still easy to find on social media

    Some come in the form of images with hateful text that are harder for algorithms to identify, but no less dangerous or harmful, says one observer.
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    Commentary: What would Seoul look like if Park Geun-hye wasn't impeached?

    President Moon Jae-in is determined to deepens and reinforce civilian authority over security forces, which is a healthy exercise of democracy in ...