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    Vietnam president Quang dies

    Reuters . Hanoi | Updated at 11:16am on September 21, 2018

    Vietnam president Tran Dai Quang died on Friday, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, died in hospital on Friday morning from...

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    Malaysia ex-PM faces 21 new charges over 1MDB scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 11:22am on September 20, 2018

    Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak is facing 21 money-laundering charges related to a transfer of $681 million into his bank account, police said Thursday, following his...

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    US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:02am on September 20, 2018

    The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and...

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    Maldives heads to polls amid criticism

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally...

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    Imran Khan in KSA on maiden visit

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday on his first foreign visit since coming to power, with speculation swirling that he may...

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    Syria’s Idlib spared attack

    Reuters . Ankara/ Amman | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    Turkey will send more troops into Syria’s Idlib province after striking a deal with Russia that has averted a government offensive and delighted rebels who...

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    N Korea agrees with South on nuke

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim...

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    N Korea's Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:32am on September 19, 2018

    North Korea agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a ‘permanent dismantlement’ of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing...

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    Frantic dig for victims

    Agence France-Presse . Itogon | Updated at 12:58am on September 18, 2018

    Philippine rescuers used shovels and bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday in a desperate search for dozens feared buried under...

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    Rally for jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:43am on September 17, 2018

    Several dozen people rallied in central Yangon on Sunday against the jailing of two Reuters journalists, lamenting the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar...

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