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    Najib’s former aide held over 1MDB scandal

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:41pm on June 25, 2018

    Malaysian authorities have arrested a former aide to ex-prime minister Najib Razak after reopening an investigation into the 1MDB scandal, state media reported Monday. The...

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    Malaysian PM revives age-old water row with Singapore

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:28pm on June 25, 2018

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he wants to renegotiate a ‘ridiculous’ water supply agreement with Singapore, the latest sign of fraying ties between...

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    Refugee children in Bangkok, Jakarta face trafficking risk

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:28am on June 24, 2018

    A lack of legal protections is putting refugee children in Bangkok and Jakarta at heightened risk of trafficking and forced labour, campaigners said....

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    Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended...

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    Musharraf quits his party

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2018

    Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has resigned as the chairman of the All Pakistan Muslim League, according to the new party chairman, Mohammad Amjad, reports Dawn....

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    China, Nepal eye closer ties

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 06:59pm on June 22, 2018

    China and Nepal have agreed to build a railway connecting Tibet with Kathmandu, among a raft of deals signed during the Nepali prime minister's visit...

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    Hate narratives from abroad drive Myanmar communities apart: Suu Kyi

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:17am on June 22, 2018

    ‘Hate narratives’ from abroad have driven communities in Myanmar further apart, the Southeast Asian nation’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said in a social media...

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    Search on for dozens missing after ferry sinks on Indonesian lake

    Agence France-Presse . Simalungun | Updated at 02:08am on June 20, 2018

    Rescuers searched Indonesia’s Lake Toba on Tuesday for dozens of passengers still missing after a ferry capsized at the popular tourist destination....

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    Kim visits Beijing; S Korea, US halt military drill

    Reuters | Updated at 10:17am on June 19, 2018

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese president Xi Jinping on his summit with US...

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    Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Mawlamyine | Updated at 12:32am on June 19, 2018

    Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the...

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