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    Melania calls for firing of national security aide

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:30am on November 15, 2018

    US first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday publicly pushed for the dismissal of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel — a rare criticism of a senior administration official by the president’s wife....

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    Govt troops push in Yemeni port stalls as rebels plant mines

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 02:33am on November 15, 2018

    A push by Yemeni loyalists to recapture insurgent-held Hodeida has stalled, according to pro-government officials Wednesday, as local sources said rebels had planted landmines around the city’s key port....

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:03am on November 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka's parliament will meet under tight security Wednesday, after the top court ruled its dissolution illegal and opened the door to a vote on...

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    CNN sues White House over barring of reporter

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 08:47pm on November 13, 2018

    CNN sued Donald Trump's administration Tuesday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta's rights under the constitution by revoking his press credentials following a...

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    Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:43pm on November 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The...

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    Cyclone batters east India coastline

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 12:01pm on November 16, 2018

    Powerful winds felled trees, destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee to safety as Cyclone Gaja barrelled into India's eastern coast Friday. Winds packing up...

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    US says 'confident' North Korea's Kim will fulfill commitments

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:52am on November 16, 2018

    The United States remains confident that denuclearisation ‘promises’ made during a historic summit between Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un will be fulfilled,...

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    India braces for cyclone, puts navy on alert

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:51am on November 16, 2018

    Tens of thousands of rescue personnel were on standby and many more people were evacuated in southern India on Thursday as authorities braced for the...

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    Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament as thousands rally

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on November 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s political crisis descended into farce Thursday with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out...

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    Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 01:09am on November 16, 2018

    Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly...