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    China calls for ceasefire in Myanmar border fighting

    Reuters . Shanghai | Updated at 12:40am on May 20, 2018

    China’s defence ministry has called on armed groups in northern Myanmar to show restraint and declare an immediate ceasefire after conflicts in the region killed...

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    Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 12:26am on May 20, 2018

    Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said...

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    Istanbul summit urges int’l force to protect Palestinians

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:19am on May 20, 2018

    A summit in Istanbul of Muslim heads of state on Friday called for the creation of an international peacekeeping force to protect the Palestinians, as...

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    Modi inaugurates hydro project in Kashmir, Pakistan protests

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 09:45pm on May 19, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Saturday a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, amid protests from neighbour Pakistan which...

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    Iran wary as EU presents plans to save nuclear deal

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:39pm on May 19, 2018

    Iran said Saturday it would wait to see whether Europe produces tangible results in overcoming US sanctions before it decides whether to stay in the...

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    Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib rails at police, wife warns of ‘public trial’

    Reuters | Updated at 03:56pm on May 19, 2018

    Malaysia’s scandal-hit former leader Najib Razak and his wife hit out at the media and police on Saturday, after investigators seeking evidence of corruption were...

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    UN votes to send war crimes probe to Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:12am on May 19, 2018

    The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by...

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    The fall of Malaysia’s disgraced first couple

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:05am on May 19, 2018

    With his scandal-tainted career and her reputation as greedy and domineering, Malaysia’s disgraced former first couple look set to have their names etched in the...

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    Ex-Malaysia PM faces graft probe

    Reuters | Updated at 08:20pm on May 18, 2018

    Ousted Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been summoned by the anti-graft agency amid a probe into troubled state fund 1MDB, sources said on Friday,...

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    Ex-Malaysia PM to face graft probe

    Reuters | Updated at 08:20pm on May 18, 2018

    Ousted Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been summoned by the anti-graft agency amid a probe into troubled state fund 1MDB, sources said on Friday,...

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