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    Sri Lanka blasts show Asia is fertile ground for IS ideology

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:49am on May 04, 2019

    The Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’ may have collapsed in the Middle East but Asia provides fertile territory for a resurrection, analysts say, as last...

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    Sexual assault increased in US military in 2018

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:48am on May 04, 2019

    Acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan called for tougher action against sexual assault in the US military Thursday after an annual Pentagon report said the number...

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    Spanish police bust Bangladeshi-run migrant smuggling ring

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 01:35am on May 04, 2019

    Spanish police have smashed a Bangladeshi-run ring which smuggled more than 350 migrants from the Indian subcontinent into the country and gave them fake passports,...

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    NZ PM to marry longtime partner

    Reuters . Wellington | Updated at 01:15am on May 04, 2019

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is engaged to her longtime partner, fishing-show host Clarke Gayford, after a proposal over the Easter holidays, her spokesman...

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    Pakistan arrests doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe

    Agence France-Presse . Karachi | Updated at 12:55am on May 04, 2019

    At least 90 people, including 65 children, are believed to have been infected with the HIV virus in Pakistan by a doctor using a contaminated...

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    10 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi road accident identified

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:42pm on May 03, 2019

    Ten Bangladeshi workers killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday were identified by the Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh, said officials on Friday...

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    Papua New Guinea PM faces no confidence vote

    Agence France-Presse. Port Moresby | Updated at 12:41pm on May 03, 2019

    Three more ministers resigned from the Papua New Guinea government on Friday—leaving Peter O’Neill’s eight-year premiership hanging by a thread. O’Neill—who is expected to face a vote of no confidence as early as next week—suffered the loss of his defence, health and forest ministers .....

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    Last accused in Kim Jong Nam murder case freed

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 11:32am on May 03, 2019

    A Vietnamese woman who stood trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed from prison on Friday, bringing down the final legal curtain on a dramatic and often bizarre two-year murder mystery. Kim Jong Nam, the estranged relative of Kim Jong Un and once seen as heir apparent to the North’s leadership .....

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    NZ PM Jacinda Ardern engaged to longtime partner

    Reuters. Wellington | Updated at 11:03am on May 03, 2019

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is engaged to her longtime partner Clarke Gayford after a proposal over the Easter holidays, her spokesperson said on Friday. Gayford, the 41-year-old host of a TV fishing show ....

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    Hardline Indian group allied with Modi calls for ban on veil

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 02:52am on May 03, 2019

    An Indian Hindu nationalist group allied with prime minister Narendra Modi called on Wednesday for a ban on veils after Sri Lanka prohibited the garments...