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    Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 02:08am on October 22, 2018

    Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, is scaling back her engagements during the royal couple’s 16-day Pacific tour, Kensington Palace said Sunday, ahead of their visit to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand...

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    22 dead after train flips in Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Yilan | Updated at 02:10am on October 22, 2018

    At least 22 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s worst rail accident for more than 20 years....

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    Afghan polling centres plagued by problems as casualties surge

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 02:15am on October 22, 2018

    Problems plagued hundreds of Afghan polling centres Sunday in the shambolic legislative election’s second day of voting, fuelling criticism of organisers and eroding hopes for credible results after a ballot marred by deadly violence....

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    Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:25pm on October 21, 2018

    Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on...

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    Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 08:29pm on October 21, 2018

    Egypt's parliament voted on Sunday to extend a state of emergency in the country for three months, prolonging the authorities' ability to use special powers...

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    Punishment of Khashoggi killers demanded

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:07am on October 21, 2018

    The UN chief, Britain’s foreign ministry and media groups on Saturday called for the punishment of those who ordered and carried out Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in Istanbul....

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    Rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China

    Reuters . Taipei | Updated at 01:07am on October 21, 2018

    Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing’s ‘bullying’ and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island should formally declare independence from China....

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    Thousands rally in London for new Brexit vote

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:34am on October 21, 2018

    Tens of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s looming breakup with the EU rallied in the heart of London on Saturday, according to organisers, in the latest bid to try and stop Brexit....