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    Xi urges Trump to ease N Korea sanctions

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2019

    Chinese president Xi Jinping urged US president Donald Trump to ease sanctions on North Korea during their meeting in Japan last month, China’s Foreign Ministry...

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    Duterte mocks Iceland over UN vote

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2019

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland on Friday for spearheading a UN resolution to investigate his bloody war on drugs, saying it...

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    6 dead in Afghan suicide blast

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad, Afghanistan | Updated at 03:22pm on July 12, 2019

    At least six people were killed and many more wounded Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding ceremony in eastern Afghanistan, an official said....

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    UN launches review of Philippines drug war

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday narrowly approved a resolution mandating a ‘comprehensive’ international review of the Philippines drug war, which watchdogs say has...

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    China blasts 22-nation letter

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

    China on Thursday labelled as ‘slander’ a letter sent to top United Nations officials by more than 20 countries condemning Beijing’s treatment of ethnic minorities....

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    N Korea warns of reaction against jets in South

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

    North Korea on Thursday said South Korea’s planned deployment of new US stealth fighter jets was an ‘extremely dangerous action’ that would compel it to...

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    Pakistan train collision kills 11

    Reuters . Karachi | Updated at 02:43pm on July 11, 2019

    A passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train in Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people and injuring more than 60 under overturned carriages, police...

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    24 killed in brutal Papua New Guinea tribal massacres

    Agence France-Presse . Port Moresby | Updated at 01:14pm on July 10, 2019

    At least 24 people, including two pregnant women and their unborn children, were killed in a three-day spasm of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea’s...

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    Calls for justice as Philippines buries drug war’s victim

    Reuters . Rodriguez, Philippines | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    One by one, a mother and her children splash holy water over a white coffin barely a metre long. On the dirt floor beneath it...

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    China demands US to cancel arms sale to Taiwan

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    China demanded Tuesday that the United States ‘immediately cancel’ a potential sale of $2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft...

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