A song that describes “atrocities” in Indian-administered Kashmir has been released in Pakistan, causing controversy. BBC Monitoring’s Tulika Bhatnagar traces its origins and impact.

The Kashmir Anthem Song is dedicated to separatist militant Burhan Wani, whose death in July sparked the worst violence the region has seen for years.

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Four years after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office with a promise to revive his country’s moribund economy, that pledge is still largely unfilled.

The latest blow came with the GOP sweep of the U.S. election, which all but killed an Obama administration Pacific-region trade deal that had already been on life support.

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In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. On two separate occasions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small. He spoke of the country’s interest in the fate of Turkish minorities living beyond these borders, as well as its historic claims to the Iraqi city of Mosul, near which Turkey has a small military base. And, alongside news of Turkish jets bombing Kurdish forces in Syria and engaging in mock dogfights with Greek planes over the Aegean Sea, Turkey’s pro-government media have shown a newfound interest in a series of imprecise, even crudely drawn, maps of Turkey with new and improved borders.

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Police in China have detained 75 people in connection with a widespread network that illegally determined the gender of unborn babies.

The illegal service – aimed at expectant parents wanting male children – smuggled fetal blood samples to Hong Kong for gender testing, officials say.

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