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    Xi reappointed at helm of China's ruling council

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:20am on October 25, 2017

    President Xi Jinping was formally reappointed head of the Communist Party Wednesday, commanding a new ruling council whose role will likely be eclipsed after he...

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    Xi joins Mao in Communist constitution

    Agence France- Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on October 25, 2017

    China's ruling Communist Party on Tuesday approved an amendment to its constitution directly mentioning Chinese president Xi Jinping's name and his ‘Xi Jinping Thought on...

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    South Korea, US, Japan kick off two-day missile tracking drill

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on October 24, 2017

    South Korea, the United States and Japan started a two-day missile tracking drill on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, in preparation for any missile or...

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    Abe, Trump agree to raise pressure on North Korea

    Reuters | Updated at 11:03am on October 23, 2017

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump agreed to work together to raise pressure on North Korea, Yasutoshi Nishimura, a deputy chief...

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    Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

    Reuters | Updated at 12:06pm on October 22, 2017

    Heavy rain and wind lashed southern Japan on Sunday as a powerful typhoon neared, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupting...

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    Abe sweeps to resounding victory in Japan vote

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:05am on October 23, 2017

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election Sunday and immediately vowed to ‘deal firmly’ with threats from North...

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    35 Egyptian policemen killed in ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:31am on October 22, 2017

    At least 35 Egyptian police officers were killed in an ambush by Islamist fighters near the Bahariya oasis in the country’s Western Desert, security and...

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    4 Bangladeshis killed in landslide in Malaysia

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:17am on October 22, 2017

    Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian...

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    5 dead after Myanmar police clash with jade scavengers

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:12am on October 21, 2017

    At least five people were killed and 20 injured after Myanmar police opened fire on an armed mob of jade seekers that tried to enter...

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    North Korea ‘on cusp’ of nuclear capability: CIA chief

    BBC | Updated at 01:55pm on October 20, 2017

    CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile...

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