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    US envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:10am on November 19, 2018

    The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday....

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    Cyclone Gaja leaves 35 dead

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:00am on November 18, 2018

    At least 35 people were killed in the severe cyclonic storm Gaja that battered Tamil Nadu coast Friday, reports The Indian Express....

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    12 Asian nations adopt Kathmandu Declaration

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan on return from Kathmandu | Updated at 12:33am on November 18, 2018

    The sixth Ministerial Consultation of the 12-nation Colombo Process ended in Kathmandu Friday adopting a 27-point declaration with a call to the member states to...

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    Solih sworn in as Maldives president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 18, 2018

    Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in...

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    11 killed as Cyclone Gaja ravages Indian coast

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 01:01am on November 17, 2018

    At least 11 people were reported dead Friday as a powerful cyclone battered India’s eastern coast, authorities said.Thousands of trees were felled by winds that...

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    Japan cyber security minister never used computer

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:00am on November 17, 2018

    A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing...

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    Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide

    Agence France-Presse . Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Updated at 02:37pm on November 16, 2018

    Two top leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide on Friday, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall...

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    Japanese man married to a hologram

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:15am on November 13, 2018

    Akihiko Kondo’s mother refused an invitation to her only son’s wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn’t such a surprise: he was marrying...

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    Rohingyas scared about going back to Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:02am on November 10, 2018

    A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are ‘terrified’ about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens...

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    Japan transplants stem cells into brain

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:13am on November 10, 2018

    Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure...

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