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    Ousted US envoy testifies

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:50am on November 16, 2019

    An ousted US envoy to Ukraine who said she felt threatened by Donald Trump testified Friday on Day Two of impeachment hearings looking into whether...

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    Pakistan deadlock delays Nawaz Sharif’s foreign  treatment

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:49am on November 16, 2019

    A political dogfight in Pakistan is delaying efforts to secure treatment overseas for ailing ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, whose health remains ‘critical’ according to his...

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    Sri Lanka presidential race tightens

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:33am on November 16, 2019

    Sri Lankans elect a new president on Saturday in a ‘finely balanced’ race between the early favourite, former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and government minister...

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    China completes Mars lander test

    Agence France-Presse . Huailai | Updated at 10:19pm on November 15, 2019

    China on Thursday completed a test of its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing’s first mission to the red planet slated for 2020. Beijing is...

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    UN, Mekong countries agree to fight

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 10:16pm on November 15, 2019

    Five Southeast Asian countries, China, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime agreed on Friday to improve intelligence sharing and law enforcement operations...

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    N Korea rebuffs US offer of Dec talks

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 10:12pm on November 15, 2019

    North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a US offer for fresh talks, saying it was not interested in more talks merely aimed...

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    North Korea calls Biden rabid dog

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:08pm on November 15, 2019

    North Korea has launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a ‘rabid dog’ - while also borrowing...

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    US, EU clash on jihadists fate

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:04pm on November 15, 2019

    The United States and its European allies clashed Thursday over what to do with thousands of jihadists jailed in Syria, with Washington calling a French...

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    First European city may go car free next year due to e-transport boom

    Reuters. London | Updated at 09:48pm on November 15, 2019

    Next year will see the first major European city to ban private cars, a leading tech investor has predicted, saying a boom in electric-powered bikes and scooters was driving a green ‘revolution’.

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    Fresh tidal surge floods Venice

    Reuters. Venice | Updated at 09:17pm on November 15, 2019

    Venice was inundated by exceptionally high water levels on Friday just days after the lagoon city suffered the worst flood in more than 50 years.