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    Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful ‘reunification’

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:02am on January 03, 2019

    China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful ‘reunification’ with the self-ruled island that...

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    Landslides kill 15 in Indonesia

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    Indonesian rescue teams were searching for victims of a series of landslides that killed at least 15 people on New Year’s Day, officials said, after...

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    Tears as Japan emperor gives last New Year speech

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

    Japan’s emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year’s address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling a record turnout of well-wishers that he was...

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    Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:13am on January 02, 2019

    Taliban fighters killed more than 20 Afghan security forces in simultaneous raids on a provincial capital and district in northern Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday,...

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    Thousands march in HK against China ‘repression’

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2019

    Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what...

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    Kim warns N Korea could consider change of tack

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2019

    Nuclear-armed North Korea wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong Un...

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    Vietnam’s draconian cybersecurity bill comes into effect

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 03:40pm on January 01, 2019

    A law requiring internet companies in Vietnam to remove content communist authorities deem to be against the state came into effect Tuesday, in a move...

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    Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 03:24pm on January 01, 2019

    Rescuers are searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain left at least nine people dead and dozens missing in western Indonesia, an...

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    Thai king to be crowned in ceremonies May 4-6

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 02:44pm on January 01, 2019

    Thailand's king will be officially crowned in elaborate ceremonies on May 4-6 as the latest ruler in the centuries-old monarchy, the royal palace said on...

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    9 hurt as car rams into famed Tokyo street on New Year’s Eve

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:33am on January 01, 2019

    Nine people were hurt, one seriously, when a man deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve along a famous Tokyo street, police...