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    N Korea tests ultramodern tactical weapon

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

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen the testing of a ‘newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon’, Pyongyang’s state media reported Friday, a move seen by analysts as more of a political message than a serious provocation....

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    Assange charged in US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged in the United States, the organisation said, in a development that could have implications for Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election...

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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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    Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide

    Agence France-Presse . Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Updated at 02:37pm on November 16, 2018

    Two top leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide on Friday, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall...

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    Turkey has more evidence: report

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Turkey has more evidence contradicting the Saudi version of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi including a second audio recording, a Turkish newspaper reported on Friday....

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    Cyclone Gaja leaves 35 dead

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:00am on November 18, 2018

    At least 35 people were killed in the severe cyclonic storm Gaja that battered Tamil Nadu coast Friday, reports The Indian Express....

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    12 Asian nations adopt Kathmandu Declaration

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan on return from Kathmandu | Updated at 12:33am on November 18, 2018

    The sixth Ministerial Consultation of the 12-nation Colombo Process ended in Kathmandu Friday adopting a 27-point declaration with a call to the member states to take collective steps to ensure the rights of workers and safe and dignified labour migration....

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    Solih sworn in as Maldives president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 18, 2018

    Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections....

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    11 killed as Cyclone Gaja ravages Indian coast

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 01:01am on November 17, 2018

    At least 11 people were reported dead Friday as a powerful cyclone battered India’s eastern coast, authorities said.Thousands of trees were felled by winds that...

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    Japan cyber security minister never used computer

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:00am on November 17, 2018

    A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing...

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