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    China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    A Chinese technology firm has compiled a range of personal information on 2.6 million people in Xinjiang - from their ethnicity to locations - according...

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    China seeks deeper trust with Iran

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    China wants to deepen ‘strategic trust’ with Iran, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday, days before Saudi Arabia’s crown prince...

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    Maldives arrests ex-president over witness tampering

    Agence France-Presse . Malé | Updated at 01:08am on February 19, 2019

    Maldives authorities on Monday detained former strongman president Abdulla Yameen after he was accused of trying to bribe witnesses in his money laundering trial, officials...

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    India urged to boycott World Cup match against Pakistan

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:07am on February 19, 2019

    Indian cricket fans, angered by an attack claimed by Pakistan-based militants on Indian forces in disputed Kashmir, have urged India to boycott a World Cup...

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    Vietnam police seize 300 kgs of meth

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 12:15am on February 18, 2019

    A massive haul of nearly 300 kilograms of methamphetamine pills was seized in central Vietnam on Sunday, police said, the latest major drug bust in...

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    Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:11am on February 18, 2019

    Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the Pakistani ambassador after Tehran accused Islamabad of harbouring a jihadist group behind a deadly suicide attack on security...

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    Japan PM nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe nominated US president Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the US government...

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    India detains 23 with suspected links to Kashmir attack

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Indian forces have detained 23 men suspected of links to the Pakistan-based militant group that masterminded the bombing of an Indian security convoy that killed...

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    US backs India’s right to defend itself after Kashmir attack

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:13am on February 17, 2019

    The United States has told India it supports its right to defend itself against cross-border attacks, the government said on Saturday, as New Delhi considers...

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    Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan

    Reuters . Peshawar | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources...

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