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    Lack of innovation is Achilles heel for Chinese economy: Xi Jinping

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 02:34pm on May 16, 2019

    A lack of innovation is China’s ‘Achilles heel’, the country’s president Xi Jinping warned in an article given high prominence by state media on...

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    Dispute erupts over New York fur ban proposal

    Agence France-Presse .  New York | Updated at 02:32pm on May 16, 2019

    A proposal to ban the sale of fur in New York has pitted animal rights advocates against an unexpected alliance of local industry figures and minority groups who...

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    11 missing Niger soldiers found dead after gunmen killed 17

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 02:30pm on May 16, 2019

    The bodies of 11 missing Niger soldiers have been discovered after an ambush by armed men killed 17 of their colleagues on patrol near the...

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    Soldiers patrol Kolkata after polls violence

    Reuters. Kolkata | Updated at 12:50pm on May 16, 2019

    Soldiers patrolled the centre of Kolkata, the capital of India’s West Bengal state, on Wednesday a day after rival political supporters clashed during campaigning for...

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    Arrests, new curfews in Sri Lanka after riots

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on May 16, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police arrested over 100 suspects and reimposed night curfews in violence-prone areas Wednesday after anti-Muslim riots left one man dead and caused extensive...

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    UN official urges aid access for Myanmar’s Rakhine state

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:52am on May 16, 2019

    A UN official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers ‘predictable, sustained access’ to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced...

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    Kolkata clashes spark Indian election row

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:50am on May 16, 2019

    Clashes between followers of prime minister Narendra Modi and an opposition leader heightened tensions in the key Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday ahead of...

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    Malaysian teen takes own life after Instagram poll

    Agence-France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    A Malaysian teenager who posted an Instagram poll asking if she should live or die took her own life after a majority of respondents voted...

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    Facebook to curb livestreaming

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    Facebook announced Wednesday it would tighten access to its livestreaming feature as New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern and French leader Emmanuel Macron prepared to launch...

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    Venezuela accused of human rights violations

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    Amnesty International on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged crimes against humanity committed by the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, especially...