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    Myanmar’s hardline monks rail against Rohingyas, Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:44am on June 18, 2019

    Ultra-nationalist monks in Myanmar accepted a cash donation from the military on Monday while condemning Aung San Suu Kyi and her government for allowing Rohingya...

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    ‘Fewer but newer’ nuclear arms in the world: report

    Agence-France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernising their arsenals, a report published Monday said. At the start of 2019, the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had...

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    British PM candidates clash over Brexit strategy

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Candidates to become Britain’s next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation. The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the...

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    PNG not to renew Australia refugee contract

    Agence-France-Presse. Papua New Guinea | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Papua New Guinea will not renew a contract with an Australian company providing security at Pacific refugee camps, a senior minister said in another setback for the deeply...

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    Israel PM inaugurates Golan settlement honouring Trump

    Agence-France-Presse . Golan Heights | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new settlement in the Golan Heights, named after the country’s ‘great friend’ US president Donald Trump...

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    Indian magician feared drowned as stunt goes wrong

    Agence-France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    An Indian magician who went missing after being lowered into a river while tied up with chains and ropes in a Houdini-inspired stunt is feared drowned, police said Monday. Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage...

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    Brain fever kills 97 children in east India

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 07:21pm on June 17, 2019

    Nearly 100 children have died this month from encephalitis, commonly known as brain fever, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, a state health official said on Monday. Ninety-seven children had died and...

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    Indian doctors end week-long strike after meeting with Mamata

    Staff Correpondent | Updated at 06:04pm on June 17, 2019

    Junior doctors in India’s West Bengal have decided to call off week-long strike after meeting with chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who has promised increased security measures to the medical fraternity, reports Hindustan Times...

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    At least 12 killed in Indonesia bus accident

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:58pm on June 17, 2019

    At least 12 people were killed and dozens more injured in an Indonesian...

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    Clashes kill 45 fighters in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:03pm on June 17, 2019

    Clashes between pro-government forces and jihadist-led groups that control Syria’s northwest killed at least 45 combatants on Tuesday, a war monitor said. The fighting flared on the edge of...