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    Indian soldiers kill two Kashmir militants in three-day standoff

    Associated Press | Updated at 06:10pm on October 12, 2016

    The Indian army says a three-day standoff between its soldiers and suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir has ended with the killing of two militants...

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    Pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers defy China in oath taking

    Associated Press . Hong Kong | Updated at 06:22pm on October 12, 2016

    A swearing-in ceremony to kick off Hong Kong’s legislative session descended into farce on Wednesday as newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers intentionally mangled their oaths in a show of defiance against Beijing...

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    Extensive blackout in Tokyo hits trains, government offices

    Associated Press | Updated at 04:10pm on October 12, 2016

    An extensive blackout struck Tokyo on Wednesday, affecting government offices and halting trains in the Japanese capital just before the evening rush hour...

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    Trump would be ‘dangerous’ from global viewpoint: UN rights boss

    Reuters | Updated at 03:05pm on October 12, 2016

    If Republican candidate Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, it would be ‘dangerous from an international point of view,’ the top United Nations human rights official said on Wednesday...

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    12 dead in clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine state

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:30am on October 12, 2016

    Four Myanmar soldiers were killed and one was injured on Tuesday when troops were attacked by suspected Muslim insurgents near the country's border with Bangladesh, an official said...

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    Kabul shrine attack kills 14 during Ashura

    BBC | Updated at 09:21am on October 12, 2016

    At least 14 people have been killed in an attack on a shrine in the Afghan capital, Kabul as Shia Muslims prepared for a religious day of mourning...

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    Syria conflict: Heavy air strikes resume on Aleppo

    BBC | Updated at 09:15am on October 12, 2016

    Russian planes have resumed air strikes on rebel-held districts in the city of Aleppo, in what activists say is the heaviest bombardment in days...

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    Trump lashes out at Republican chief Paul Ryan

    BBC | Updated at 09:11am on October 12, 2016

    Republican nominee Donald Trump has ripped into house speaker Paul Ryan as a ‘weak and ineffective’ leader...

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    Gunman kills 14 at shrine in Afghan capital

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:56am on October 12, 2016

    At least 14 people were killed on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on worshippers gathered at a shrine in Afghan capital Kabul for a Shi’ite holy day...

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    Obama vows to send people to Mars by the 2030s

    Reuters | Updated at 07:50pm on October 11, 2016

    US president Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to help send people to Mars as soon as 14 years from now, pledging to work with private companies to ‘to build new habitats that can sustain and...