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    First police conviction in Philippine drug war killing

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:38am on November 29, 2018

    Three Philippine policemen were sentenced on Thursday to decades in prison for murdering a teenager during an anti-narcotics sweep, a first conviction of officers carrying...

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    30 Afghan civilians killed in US air strike

    Reuters . Lashkar Gah | Updated at 03:19am on November 29, 2018

    At least 30 Afghan civilians were killed in U.S. air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, officials and residents of the area said on...

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    Govts must step up efforts to meet deadline to end hunger: UN

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:14am on November 29, 2018

    World governments will need to lift 185,000 people out of hunger each day for the next 12 years in order to meet global goals to...

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    Lankan top army official detained

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:39am on November 29, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s military chief was remanded by court Wednesday after weeks evading arrest over the alleged cover-up of the abduction and murder of 11 young...

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    Drought, conflict driving Afghans to marry off children: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:20am on November 28, 2018

    With a devastating drought worsening an already horrendous humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, parents are increasingly compelled to ‘sell’ young daughters into marriage to pay off...

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    Alibaba’s Jack Ma Communist Party member, China state paper reveals

    Reuters . Shanghai | Updated at 03:58pm on November 27, 2018

    Jack Ma, the head of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and China’s best-known capitalist, is a Communist Party member, the official Party newspaper said...

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    22 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Herat | Updated at 01:01am on November 27, 2018

    At least 22 police officers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, a health official said Monday, in another blow to Afghan forces...

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    China scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2018

    A scientist in China claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.Chinese university professor He Jiankui...

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    Taiwan’s president quits party leadership

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 01:17am on November 25, 2018

    Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen resigned as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party Saturday after it suffered major defeats in key mid-term polls, a significant...

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    Suicide blast at Afghanistan mosque kills 26

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    A suicide blast at a mosque in an army base in eastern Afghanistan on Friday killed at least 26 people and wounded 50, security officials...

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