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    China woos Bhutan, to India’s displeasure

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu | Updated at 12:35am on October 18, 2018

    A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemons, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in Bhutan at rival India’s expense....

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    UNSC asked to meet on Myanmar atrocities report

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:23am on October 18, 2018

    The United States and eight other countries on Tuesday requested a UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar to hear from a UN fact-finding mission that has accused the country’s military of atrocities against Muslim Rohingyas....

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    Indian minister MJ Akbar quits to fight sexual harassment accusations

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    An Indian government minister resigned on Wednesday, saying he was doing so in order to fight accusations of sexual harassment levied by several women, the most high-profile casualty of a growing #MeToo movement....

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    UK PM rallies ministers on eve of Brexit summit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:04am on October 17, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May gathered her divided cabinet Tuesday to seek their support for her approach to Brexit, the day before she addresses EU leaders at a crucial Brussels summit....

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    Two Koreas, UN Command discuss demilitarising border

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:03am on October 17, 2018

    The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace....

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    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:50am on October 16, 2018

    Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software...

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    Pompeo meets Saudi king on Khashoggi case, Turks study ‘toxic materials’

    Reuters . Riyadh, Istanbul | Updated at 11:31am on October 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on...

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    Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:03am on October 16, 2018

    The best — and fairest — way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday....

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    Maldives leader blames defeat on ‘disappearing ink’

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:52pm on October 15, 2018

    Outgoing Maldives president Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month....

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    13 dead as flooding hits SW France

    Agence France-Presse . Toulouse | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    At least 13 people died as violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwestern France on Monday in the latest episode of wild weather in Europe, officials said...

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