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    Abe offers $1b in aid to Suu Kyi

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on November 15, 2017

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledge up to 117 billion yen ($1.03 billion) of development aid to Myanmar in a meeting in Manila with government leader Aung San Suu Kyi....

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    Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 450

    Reuters | Updated at 09:20am on November 14, 2017

    Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in...

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    Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya

    Reuters | Updated at 09:10am on November 14, 2017

    Myanmar's army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge...

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    World carbon emissions on the rise again: study

    Reuters . Bonn | Updated at 12:32am on November 14, 2017

    World carbon emissions are set to rise 2 per cent this year to a new record, scientists said on Monday, dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked....

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    Myanmar replaces general in charge of Rakhine operation

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    Myanmar’s army has replaced the general in charge of Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh amid reports of mass rape, torture and other crimes against humanity...

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    Role of women in climate action recognised at UN climate conf

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 04:00pm on November 13, 2017

    The Fiji Presidency has announced the Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate action as the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP...

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    Trump says has ‘great relationship’ with Philippines' Duterte

    Reuters | Updated at 11:49am on November 13, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Monday spoke of the ‘great relationship’ he had with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, as the two controversial leaders met on the sidelines of an Asian summit...

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    Strong quake hits Costa Rica, no reports of major damage

    Reuters | Updated at 10:15am on November 13, 2017

    A strong 6.5 magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near its capital city San Jose on Sunday night, but there were no initial reports of injuries or significant damage to infrastructure...

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    Geldof returns Dublin honour in protest over Suu Kyi

    BBC | Updated at 08:55am on November 13, 2017

    Bob Geldof has said he would return his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the award...

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    Lebanon PM says free in Saudi and will return home ‘very soon’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:30am on November 13, 2017

    Saad Hariri, whose resignation as Lebanon's prime minister a week ago sent shockwaves across the region, said Sunday he is ‘free’ in Saudi Arabia and will return to Lebanon ‘very soon’...