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    UK FM meets Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 11:58pm on September 20, 2018

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt met on Thursday with embattled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the first high-profile state visit to the country since the UN slammed her leadership over the Rohingya crisis....

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    New Zealand minister sacked after 'physical altercation'

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 01:51pm on September 20, 2018

    A government minister who allegedly had a physical altercation with a press secretary was fired by New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern on Thursday, the second...

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    Malaysia ex-PM faces 21 new charges over 1MDB scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 11:22am on September 20, 2018

    Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak is facing 21 money-laundering charges related to a transfer of $681 million into his bank account, police said Thursday, following his...

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    Tensions rise as EU prepares for final Brexit stretch

    Agence France-Presse . Salzburg | Updated at 11:10am on September 20, 2018

    EU leaders will on Thursday make preparations for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after clashing with Britain over how to bridge their differences to...

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    US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:02am on September 20, 2018

    The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and...

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    Pakistan court orders release of ex-PM Nawaz on bail

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:58am on September 20, 2018

    A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their prison sentences for corruption pending an appeal hearing, his lawyer said....

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    Car hits pedestrians outside UK mosque in hate crime

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:44am on September 20, 2018

    Police in London launched an investigation Wednesday into a possible hate crime after a car hit a crowd outside a mosque, injuring three people. The collision, in Cricklewood in north London in the early hours of Wednesday, followed the occupants of the car allegedly directing ‘comments of an Islamophobic nature’ at the group, according to the Metropolitan Police...

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    India outlaws Islamic instant divorce

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:41am on September 20, 2018

    The Indian government Wednesday issued an executive order making the Islamic practice of ‘instant divorce’ a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison....

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    Level of Myanmar army brutality hard to fathom: UN probe

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva/ Yangon | Updated at 12:09am on September 20, 2018

    Myanmar’s army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, UN investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and top generals to be prosecuted for genocide....

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    Poland for permanent US military base: Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    US president Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seriously considering a request from Poland for US troops to be permanently based in the strategically important country on Europe’s flank with an ‘aggressive’ Russia....

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