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    Pompeo assures Philippines of US protection

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2019

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines on Friday it would come to its defence if it came under attack in the South China Sea, reaffirming a defence code that Manila’s security chiefs have sought to revise....

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    London mayor urges Brexit delay

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2019

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged prime minister Theresa May to delay Britain’s departure from the European Union, warning time has run out to rework her withdrawal agreement....

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    Pakistan sends back captured Indian pilot

    Agence France-Presse . Wagah, India/ Islamabad, Pakistan | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2019

    A pilot shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft returned to India on Friday, after being freed in what Islamabad called a ‘peace gesture’ following the biggest standoff between the two countries in years...

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    KSA strips bin Laden’s son of citizenship

    Reuters. Beirut | Updated at 09:05pm on March 01, 2019

    Saudi Arabia stripped citizenship from Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the interior ministry said in a statement published by the official gazette Umm Al Qura on Friday....

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    S’ Korea to work with US, N’ Korea after failed nuke talks

    Reuters. Seoul | Updated at 09:01pm on March 01, 2019

    South Korea will work with the United States and North Korea to ensure they reach agreement on denuclearisation, the South’s president said on Friday, a day after talks between the US and North Korean leaders collapsed over sanctions....

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    US offers $1m reward to find bin Laden son

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2019

    The United States on Thursday offered a $1 million reward for information on a son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeing him as an emerging face of extremism....

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    Mogadishu hotel attack kills 30

    Reuters . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2019

    Heavy gunfire rang out across central Mogadishu on Friday as Somali special forces battled to dislodge insurgents holed up next to a hotel they bombed the previous evening, and as the death toll stemming from that attack neared 30....

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    Kashmir braces for worst as shelling, gun battles escalate

    Agence France-Presse. Nowshera/India | Updated at 06:17pm on March 01, 2019

    India and Pakistan fired barrages of shells at each other across their angry Kashmir frontier Friday, leaving at least one dead as the troubled region...

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    India bans Jamaat for five years

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 02:06am on March 01, 2019

    India banned a Kashmir-based Islamist political party called Jamaat-e-Islami for five years on Thursday, accusing it of supporting militancy in the disputed region that is at the heart of an escalating conflict with rival Pakistan....

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    US working on getting humanitarian aid

    Reuters . Manila/ Brasilia | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2019

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the United States is still working on plans to get humanitarian aid delivered to Venezuela after troops loyal to president Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys last weekend....