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    17 missing in China landslide

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    More than a dozen workers remained missing Friday after a landslide in southwest China buried a section of railway that was under repair, according to...

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    N Korea fires missiles again

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on ‘foolish’ calls for dialogue...

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    N Korea fires two projectiles, S Korea ‘impudent’

    Reuters. Seoul | Updated at 11:44am on August 16, 2019

    North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as ‘impudent’...

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    Chinese military personnel parade near HK border

    Agence France-Presse . Shenzhen, China | Updated at 12:10am on August 16, 2019

    Thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an...

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    Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    Japan’s premier sent a ritual cash offering to a controversial Tokyo war shrine to mark the end of World War II Thursday but did not...

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    India, Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 07:40pm on August 15, 2019

    Pakistan said on Thursday three of its soldiers were killed in a cross-border exchange of fire in the contested Kashmir region, but India denied that...

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    Powerful Japan storm turns deadly, snarls holiday travel

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 07:16pm on August 15, 2019

    A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life, prompted warnings of landslides and...

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    HK readies for more protests, Trump intervenes

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 02:23pm on August 15, 2019

    Hong Kong braced on Thursday for more mass demonstrations through the weekend, with the weeks-long crisis escalating after pro-democracy protests forced the cancellation of nearly...

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    Japan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as storm Krosa nears

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on August 15, 2019

    Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday and airlines cancelled hundreds of scheduled flights as a tropical storm bore down...

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    S Koreans protest, unveil memorial in ‘comfort women’ row with Japan

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on August 15, 2019

    Thousands of South Koreans protested outside Japan’s embassy in Seoul on Wednesday and city officials unveiled a new memorial to wartime ‘comfort women’ at the...

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