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    Prison break: convicts on the run after Indonesia disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:36am on October 02, 2018

    Some 1,200 Indonesian convicts are on the run from three different detention facilities in devastated Sulawesi after the region was rocked by a powerful earthquake...

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    Pakistan cuts Chinese project by $2b over debt concern

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:00am on October 02, 2018

    Islamabad has cut the size of the biggest Chinese ‘Silk Road’ project in Pakistan by $2 billion, railways minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday, citing...

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    Indonesia survivors desperate to flee disaster zone

    Reuters . Palu | Updated at 12:00am on October 02, 2018

    Police guarded banks in the Indonesian city of Palu on Monday as residents scrambled to flee and dozens of bodies lay unclaimed in a hospital...

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    Crumpled hotel becomes focus in Indonesia rescue effort

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on October 01, 2018

    Squads of orange-clad rescue workers clambered over the tangled remains of an Indonesian hotel Sunday, hoping to dig out 50 to 60 guests still feared...

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    Indonesia death toll surges over 800

    Agence France-Presse . Palu | Updated at 12:05am on October 01, 2018

    The death toll from Indonesia’s quake and tsunami disaster nearly doubled to 832 Sunday and was expected to rise further, prompting authorities to announce mass...

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    Maldives EC endorses Solih’s victory amid threats

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 11:50pm on September 29, 2018

    The Elections Commission of Maldives on Saturday officially declared opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country’s national election, defeating president Abdulla Yameen who...

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    Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake, tsunami

    Agence France-Presse . Palu | Updated at 11:11am on September 29, 2018

    Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled...

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    China, Russia call for easing of N Korea sanctions at UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 02:12am on September 29, 2018

    China and Russia called Thursday for an easing of sanctions against North Korea, rejecting a US push at the UN Security Council for vigorous enforcement...

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    Yemen govt ends cooperation with UN rights mission

    Agence France-Presse . Yemen | Updated at 03:04am on September 28, 2018

    Yemen’s government on Thursday announced it will end its cooperation with a UN human rights mission, accusing investigators of bias after a report on alleged...

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    Yemen war crimes probe must continue: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 27, 2018

    War crimes investigators called Wednesday for the UN’s top rights body to let them continue probing the ‘extremely alarming’ situation in Yemen, amid resistance from...

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