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    Dozens of inmates escape in Myanmar jail break

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:31am on September 17, 2018

    Myanmar police are hunting dozens of escaped inmates who hijacked a delivery truck and smashed through the gates of their jail in a daring prison...

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    Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:58am on September 16, 2018

    South Korean president Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear...

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    At least 25 die in Philippine typhoon havoc, rescue official says

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 10:42am on September 16, 2018

    At least 25 people have been killed in the Philippines in a trail of devastation left by Typhoon Mangkhut, mostly in landslides in mountainous areas,...

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    Lankan ambassador to Vienna recalled for not answering phone

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:39am on September 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, officials...

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    Eight dead in Philippines as typhoon heads towards HK

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 12:34am on September 16, 2018

    A strong typhoon tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, killing at least eight people, wrecking homes and triggering landslides before heading...

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    Super Typhoon Mangkhut claims first victims

    Agence France-Presse . Tuguegarao | Updated at 12:51pm on September 15, 2018

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut — the biggest storm of the year — smashed through the Philippines on Saturday, and claimed its first death as...

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    Thailand eases 4-year ban on political activities

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:40am on September 15, 2018

    Thailand partially eased its ban on political activities, the ruling junta announced Friday, allowing political parties to recruit new members for the first time in...

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    Wind, rain lashes north Philippines as huge typhoon approaches

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 02:27pm on September 14, 2018

    Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday and warned an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a powerful typhoon to stay indoors, as...

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    11 dead, dozens hurt as driver rams into crowd in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:41am on September 14, 2018

    Two more people have died after a driver ploughed into a crowded Chinese public square, bringing the death toll to 11, local officials said Thursday....

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    Suu Kyi won’t attend UN General Assembly

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:34am on September 13, 2018

    Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the UN General Assembly in New York next week, media reported on Wednesday, amid growing...

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