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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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    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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    Anwar in triumphant return to parliament

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

    Malaysia’s leader in waiting Anwar Ibrahim returned to parliament as a lawmaker Monday, and vowed to give former nemesis Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad space to get on with running the country....

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    Harry, Meghan expecting first baby

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their first child, due in the spring of 2019, the couple’s office Kensington Palace announced on Monday...

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    Bishop Mulakkal granted bail in nun rape case

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:40pm on October 15, 2018

    An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was granted bail Monday in a case that has triggered rare dissent within the country’s...

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    Turkey to search Saudi consulate Monday

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 04:36pm on October 15, 2018

    Turkey will search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul later on Monday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Turkish...

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