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    Turkey-led forces comb Syria’s Afrin after ousting Kurds

    Agence France-Presse . Afrin | Updated at 09:31pm on March 19, 2018

    Turkish-led forces secured the city of Afrin on Monday after a deadly two-month assault that dealt the Kurds a major blow and could reshape the region...

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    Putin wins another six years at Russia's helm in landslide victory

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on March 19, 2018

    Russian president Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a...

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    Republicans to Trump: Let Mueller do his job

    Reuters | Updated at 10:25am on March 19, 2018

    Republican senators warned president Donald Trump on Sunday not to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, and said the president must let federal investigators looking into...

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    Death toll in Philippine hotel fire rises to five

    Reuters | Updated at 11:05am on March 19, 2018

    Philippine firefighters said on Monday the death toll from a fire in a hotel in the capital Manila had risen to five, after confirming two...

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    Putin set for fourth term with 74 per cent of vote: exit poll

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 01:45am on March 19, 2018

    Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential election on Sunday with almost 74 per cent of the vote, according to an official exit poll, with the opposition reporting ballot stuffing and other cases of alleged fraud....

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    Myanmar worst performing country for aid access: ACAPS

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:16am on March 21, 2018

    Myanmar tops a list of countries where the ability of aid groups to reach people in need has worsened in the past six months, the Geneva-based research group ACAPS has said....

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    Trump’s pick to lead UN agency says he is not anti-Islam

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:04am on March 20, 2018

    Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the UN migration agency said Monday that he has convinced member states that he holds no anti-Muslim views, after a series of reports accused him of prejudice against Islam....

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    Saudi women should have choice whether to wear abaya robe: crown prince

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:05am on March 20, 2018

    Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya – the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety – as long as their attire is ‘decent and respectful’, the kingdom’s reform-minded crown prince said....

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    Bomb blast in Syria’s Afrin kills seven civilians

    Reuters | Updated at 01:58pm on March 19, 2018

    A bomb blast in a four-storey building in the town of Afrin in northwest Syria killed seven civilians and four Free Syrian Army members overnight...

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    Rohingyas in ‘no man’s land’ reject return

    Agence France-Presse . Maungdaw | Updated at 12:20am on March 19, 2018

    Rohingya holed up in a border ‘no man’s land’ after fleeing Myanmar will only accept repatriation to their home villages, a local leader said Sunday, rejecting any move to transit camps for fear of long-term confinement....