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    Kenya opposition rejects poll results showing president in lead

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on August 09, 2017

    Kenya's president took an early lead as results from national polls rolled in Wednesday, the election board said, but the opposition dismissed the numbers as ‘fake’ and said their own tally showed they were winning...

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    N Korea threatens to strike on US island Guam

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the United States’ nuclear arsenal was ‘more powerful than ever’ in a fresh warning to North Korea over its repeated missile tests...

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    Diplomacy to defuse India, China border crisis slams into a wall: sources

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:04am on August 09, 2017

    India’s diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media to trumpet rhetoric of ‘unavoidable countermeasures’ on the unmarked border...

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    Up to 100 feared dead in China quake

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2017

    A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least five people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate...

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    6.5 magnitude quake strikes in China  

    Reuters | Updated at 09:16pm on August 08, 2017

      An earthquake measuring 6.5 in magnitude struck China's remote and mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing some...

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    Counter-terrorism raids : Malaysia detains hundreds including Bangladeshis

    BBC | Updated at 10:35am on August 08, 2017

    More than 400 people have been detained in a counter-terrorism operation in Malaysia, authorities say. Those held in a series of raids in the capital...

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    'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

    | Updated at 09:55am on August 08, 2017

    Potent, climate warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found. Air monitors...

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    Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

    BBC | Updated at 09:40am on August 08, 2017

    Polls have opened in Kenya's general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence. On the eve of the vote, president Uhuru Kenyatta...

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    Sushma Swaraj due in early September

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on August 08, 2017

    Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to visit Dhaka in the second week of September to co-chair India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission meeting...

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    Taliban, IS jointly massacred 50 civilians in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:08am on August 08, 2017

    The Taliban and Islamic State group jointly massacred dozens of civilians in an Afghan village, officials said Monday, highlighting rare co-operation between the insurgents that could increase the strain on Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces...