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    China woos Bhutan, to India’s displeasure

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu | Updated at 12:35am on October 18, 2018

    A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemons, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in Bhutan at rival India’s expense....

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    UNSC asked to meet on Myanmar atrocities report

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:23am on October 18, 2018

    The United States and eight other countries on Tuesday requested a UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar to hear from a UN fact-finding mission that has accused the country’s military of atrocities against Muslim Rohingyas....

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    Crimea college attack kills 17

    Agence France-Presse . Simferopol | Updated at 12:18am on October 18, 2018

    At least 17 people were killed and dozens more wounded, most of them teenagers, after an attack on a college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, with conflicting versions referring to a lone shooter and a bomb....

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    Indian minister MJ Akbar quits to fight sexual harassment accusations

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    An Indian government minister resigned on Wednesday, saying he was doing so in order to fight accusations of sexual harassment levied by several women, the most high-profile casualty of a growing #MeToo movement....

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    Scuffles break out at Sabarimala temple over entry of menstrual age women

    Reuters . Nilakkal, India | Updated at 03:11pm on October 17, 2018

    Hundreds of police guarded the main gateway to an Indian hill temple on Wednesday to prevent clashes between women of menstrual age entering for the...

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    Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on Khashoggi

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 02:05pm on October 17, 2018

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo met Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday following talks with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince about...

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    Trump gives Saudis benefit of doubt in Khashoggi's disappearance

    Reuters . Washington, Riyadh | Updated at 11:14am on October 17, 2018

    US president Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as US lawmakers pointed the...

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    UK PM rallies ministers on eve of Brexit summit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:04am on October 17, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May gathered her divided cabinet Tuesday to seek their support for her approach to Brexit, the day before she addresses EU leaders at a crucial Brussels summit....

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    Two Koreas, UN Command discuss demilitarising border

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:03am on October 17, 2018

    The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace....

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    Clashes after Israel closes Palestinian school

    Agence France-Presse . Nablus | Updated at 01:02am on October 17, 2018

    Clashes broke out in the occupied West Bank on Monday after Israeli forces ordered the closure of a Palestinian school, AFP correspondents said....

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