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    Afghan airstrikes kill 31 extremists

    Agence France-Presse . Ghazni | Updated at 12:00am on March 15, 2019

    Thirty-one extremists, many of them believed to have been al-Qaeda fighters, have been killed in airstrikes in south-eastern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday.The strikes were carried...

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    Dalai Lama still remembered in his homeland

    Reuters . Taktser, China | Updated at 12:44am on March 14, 2019

    It may have been six decades since the Dalai Lama fled into exile, but in the isolated mountain hamlet where he was born, he remains...

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    Civilians trapped as Myanmar rebels squabble over expected China boom

    Agence France-Presse . Narmakhor | Updated at 12:36am on March 14, 2019

    With artillery exploding around her village in Myanmar’s northeast, 70-year-old Nan Nyunt fled to a monastery, one of thousands of civilians trapped between rebel groups...

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    N Korea polls sees 99.99pc turnout

    Agence France-Presse . Pyongyang | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2019

    Turnout in nuclear-armed North Korea’s single-candidate elections hit 99.99 per cent this year, state media said Tuesday - up from a seemingly unimprovable 99.97 per...

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    Singapore, Malaysia ban Boeing 737 MAX

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore, Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 04:16pm on March 12, 2019

    Singapore’s aviation regulator Tuesday banned the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the country’s airspace following a deadly Ethiopia plane crash at...

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    Mullah Omar lived under US nose, new book says

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

    A biography of one-eyed former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar says he lived near a US base in Afghanistan for years, not in Pakistan as...

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    Mullah Omar lived walking distance to US base

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 02:51pm on March 11, 2019

    Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that suggests embarrassing...

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    Indonesian suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder freed

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:29pm on March 11, 2019

    An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed on Monday, as a Malaysian court dropped the murder...

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    Boeings grounded after Ethiopia plane crash

    Reuters . Nairobi / Addis Ababa/ Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on March 12, 2019

    China, Indonesia and Ethiopia grounded their Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 fleets on Monday while investigators found the black box from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines...

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    Tibet marks 60yrs since uprising

    Agence France-Presse . Dharamsala | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    Huge crowds gathered at the Dalai Lama’s temple in India Sunday to commemorate 60 years since the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that drove...

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