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    Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:16am on January 20, 2018

    Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday, the...

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    52 killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

    Agence France-Presse . Astana | Updated at 01:10am on January 19, 2018

    Fifty-two people were killed Thursday when the Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation’s emergency services ministry said...

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    Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks travelling in Kazakhstan

    Reuters | Updated at 01:19pm on January 18, 2018

    A bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighbouring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh interior...

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    Koreas to carry single flag in Olympics

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 01:01am on January 18, 2018

    The two Koreas will field a combined women’s ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South,...

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    Fire rips through 17th century heritage building in Indonesia

    Reuters | Updated at 01:46pm on January 16, 2018

    A huge fire destroyed most of a Dutch colonial heritage site dating back to the 17th century, including a maritime museum, in the north of...

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    75 injured in floor collapse at Jakarta exchange building

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:10pm on January 15, 2018

    At least 75 people were injured Monday after a mezzanine floor at Indonesia’s stock exchange building collapsed into the lobby...

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    Two Koreas in fresh talks on Winter Olympics

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:10am on January 15, 2018

    North and South Korea began talks Monday on appearances by Pyongyang's state-run artistic performers at next month's Winter Olympics in the South, after the North...

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    China blows up ‘illegal’ mega-church

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on January 15, 2018

    Authorities in northern China have demolished a Christian megachurch in a move denounced by a religious rights group as ‘Taliban-style persecution’....

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    Qatar says Saudi-led boycott amounts to ‘economic warfare’

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:59am on January 11, 2018

    Qatar on Wednesday said a Saudi-led boycott, now in its eighth month, amounted to ‘economic warfare’ as Doha plans to seek compensation for those hit...

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    North, South Korea agree to resolve issues through dialogue

    Reuters | Updated at 07:20pm on January 09, 2018

    North and South Korea on Tuesday agreed on negotiations to resolve problems and military talks aimed at averting accidental conflict, after their first official dialogue...

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