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    Conservative Indonesian Muslims hold big rally in Jakarta

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Tens of thousands of Indonesian Muslims held a rally in Jakarta on Sunday led by hardline groups who had agitated to remove the city’s Christian...

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    Law group that helped US probe says Rohingyas victims of genocide

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 02:12am on December 01, 2018

    A human rights law group contracted by the state department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar...

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    Two Koreas start journey for railway reconnection

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

    A South Korean train crossed into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade - packed with engineers on a mission to...

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    23 killed in US air strike in Afghanistan: UN

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

    At least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed by a US air strike in southern Afghanistan earlier this week, according to an UN...

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    China orders halt to gene editing after outcry over babies

    Reuters . Shanghai | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involve in the editing human genes, after a Chinese scientist said...

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    First police conviction in Philippine drug war killing

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:38am on November 29, 2018

    Three Philippine policemen were sentenced on Thursday to decades in prison for murdering a teenager during an anti-narcotics sweep, a first conviction of officers carrying...

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    30 Afghan civilians killed in US air strike

    Reuters . Lashkar Gah | Updated at 03:19am on November 29, 2018

    At least 30 Afghan civilians were killed in U.S. air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, officials and residents of the area said on...

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    Govts must step up efforts to meet deadline to end hunger: UN

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:14am on November 29, 2018

    World governments will need to lift 185,000 people out of hunger each day for the next 12 years in order to meet global goals to...

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    Lankan top army official detained

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:39am on November 29, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s military chief was remanded by court Wednesday after weeks evading arrest over the alleged cover-up of the abduction and murder of 11 young...

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    Drought, conflict driving Afghans to marry off children: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:20am on November 28, 2018

    With a devastating drought worsening an already horrendous humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, parents are increasingly compelled to ‘sell’ young daughters into marriage to pay off...

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