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    Malaysia pressure Indonesia over recurring forest fires

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Malaysia said Thursday it will raise pressure on its Southeast Asian neighbours to find a solution to recurring outbreaks of smog-belching forest fires in Indonesia,...

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    UK lawyer terms Boris Johnson ‘father of lies’

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Prime minister Boris Johnson is the ‘father of lies’ who shut down the mother of parliaments in the run-up to Brexit, Britain’s Supreme Court heard...

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    Mamata meets Amit Shah

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:58pm on September 19, 2019

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met home minister Amit Shah at Delhi’s North Block on Thursday a day after she called on prime minister...

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    Netanyahu, Gantz in standoff over Israeli unity govt

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were in a standoff over calls for a unity government on Thursday as election...

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    Hundreds of workers in Qatar unpaid: Amnesty

    Reuters . Doha | Updated at 01:28am on September 20, 2019

    Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms...

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    US drone strike kills 30 civilians in Afghanistan

    Reuters . Jalalabad | Updated at 01:31am on September 20, 2019

    A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labour in the...

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    Sri Lanka sets Nov 16 for presidential polls

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:32am on September 20, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Wednesday announced it will hold presidential polls on November 16, nearly two months before the incumbent’s term ends. Commission chairman Mahinda...

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    Climate activists disrupt Swiss parliament session

    Agence France-Presse . Bern | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Dozens of activists interrupted a debate in the Swiss parliament on Thursday, singing songs and unfurling a banner warning of the urgent need to address...