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    US, ASEAN kick off first joint naval drills

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:29am on September 03, 2019

    The United States and ten Southeast Asian countries kicked off maritime drills on Monday, as part of a joint exercise extending into the flashpoint South...

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    India defends citizenship register after UN criticism

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 12:11am on September 03, 2019

    India’s foreign ministry has again defended a controversial citizenship register in Assam state after criticism from the United Nations, saying the almost two million people...

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    Australia intercepts Sri Lankan boat with 13 asylum seekers

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    Australia’s military intercepted a Sri Lankan boat carrying 13 asylum-seekers last month, minister for home affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday, as Canberra sought to...

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    South Korea lawmaker grills official nominee for not giving birth

    Agence-France-Presse .  Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    A South Korean lawmaker provoked outrage Monday when he berated a female economics professor nominated as the country’s antitrust chief for not ‘fulfilling her duty...

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    Damascus hails Hezbollah anti-Israel attack

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    The Syrian government on Monday hailed Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah’s strike the previous day on an Israeli military vehicle. Hezbollah, referred to by its supporters...

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    Iran to take stronger step away from nuclear deal if Europe doesn’t act

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    Iran is prepared to take a ‘stronger step’ in reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if European countries don’t take...

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    Baby born to brain-dead mother in Czech Republic

    Agence France-Presse . Prague | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    A healthy baby was born in the Czech Republic to a mother who had been brain-dead for nearly four months, doctors said Monday. The baby...

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    Migrants moved from Greek island

    Agence France-Presse . Moria, Greece | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    Greek officials and UN workers began evacuating hundreds of migrants from the Greek island of Lesbos Monday, where overcrowding and the crushing heat have made...

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    Coalition says it was unaware of prisoners held at Yemen site

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen’s Huthi rebels said Monday it was unaware that prisoners were held at a detention site it targeted with air...

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    Election speculation mounts in Britain on eve of ‘last chance’ Brexit battle

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    Prime minister Boris Johnson summoned ministers to an impromptu meeting on Monday, stoking speculation he could call an election if parliament defeats him over a...