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    Lanka U-turns on war crimes probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:13am on March 07, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president went back Wednesday on pledges to the UN Human Rights Council to investigate war-time atrocities, saying he did not want to ‘re-open...

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    N Korea rebuilds missile site

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the ‘rapid rebuilding’ North Korea has restored part of...

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    China to raise defence spending

    Agence France-Presse . China | Updated at 12:00am on March 06, 2019

    China announced Tuesday a 7.5 per cent increase in military spending in 2019, lower than last year as the country faces an economic slowdown, but...

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    India, Pakistan get into new row over submarine

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi/ Karachi | Updated at 07:12pm on March 05, 2019

    Pakistan has stopped an Indian submarine from entering its waters, the navy said Tuesday, as tensions continue to run high between the nuclear-armed foes.The development...

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    May urges Imran Khan to take action on terrorist groups

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:58pm on March 03, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May emphasised the importance of Pakistan taking action against all terrorist groups in a call with prime minister Imran Khan on...

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    20 killed in Afghan flash floods

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 12:00am on March 04, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, the UN said Saturday, as heavy rains swept away homes and...

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    Kim pays tribute to Ho Chi Minh

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 12:00am on March 03, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid tribute to Vietnam’s late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Saturday before starting his long journey home through...

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    Dozens of Rohingya found in Malaysia after perilous sea journey

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:55am on March 02, 2019

    Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the...

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    India stays on 'heightened' alert despite Pak promise on pilot

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 09:28pm on February 28, 2019

    Indian forces remain on a ‘heightened’ state of alert despite Pakistan's promise to free a pilot shot down in air raids this week, top Indian...

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    Trump-Kim talks break down over sanctions

    Reuters. Hanoi | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2019

    US president Donald Trump said he had walked away from a nuclear deal at his summit with Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Thursday because...

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