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    Frenchman held for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

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

    A French tourist has been arrested for flying a drone near Myanmar’s parliament in the capital Naypyidaw, the French embassy and local police confirmed Monday,...

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    It’s like Indira’s come back!

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

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the popular sister of the head of India’s main opposition Congress party, made her political debut on Monday with a roadshow drawing...

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    Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 04:39pm on February 11, 2019

    Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to...

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    Acting US defence secy on maiden Afghan visit

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:35pm on February 11, 2019

    Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on Monday on his first trip as acting US defence secretary and said it was important the Afghan government is...

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    Malaysia's Najib in last-ditch bid to delay trial

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:06pm on February 11, 2019

    Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was making a last-ditch bid Monday to delay the start of his trial over the 1MDB scandal, which contributed...

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    US, N Korea to continue summit talks next week

    Agence France-Preese . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2019

    The United States and North Korea will hold further talks next week to prepare for a second summit between president Donald Trump and Kim Jong...

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    China border crossings up over Lunar New Year holiday

    Reuters . China | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2019

    Border crossings into and out of China during the Lunar New Year holiday rose 11 per cent to 12.53 million this year from the same...

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    Malaysia, S’pore tensions flare after boat collision

    Agence-France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2019

    A Malaysian government vessel has collided with a ship in waters disputed by Singapore and Malaysia, sparking a fresh flare-up of maritime tensions on Sunday...

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    China’s treatment of Uighurs an ‘embarrassment for humanity’: Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 11:03am on February 10, 2019

    Turkey on Saturday condemned China’s treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as ‘a great embarrassment for humanity,’ adding to rights groups’ recent criticism over...

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    Thousands of Chinese pray to the God of Wealth

    Agence-France-Presse . China | Updated at 12:00am on February 10, 2019

    Thousands of Chinese worshippers crowded into a temple in the middle of the country on Saturday to pay homage to the God of Wealth and...

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