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    Hundreds of troops sent to Rakhine as tension rises

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2017

    Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in north-western Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday,...

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    Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Philippine island of Luzon

    Reuters | Updated at 12:06pm on August 11, 2017

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing...

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    36 killed in China road accident

    Reuters | Updated at 09:15am on August 11, 2017

    At least 36 people were killed when a coach crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China's northwest, the official Xinhua news agency...

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    UN warns aid workers of rising Buddhist hostility in western Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:21am on August 11, 2017

    The United Nations has warned aid workers in western Myanmar of rising hostility and imminent protests from troubled Rakhine state’s majority Buddhists, some of whom...

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    56 dead as smugglers throw 300 migrants into Yemen sea

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:05am on August 11, 2017

    At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound...

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    China combs through quake region for victims

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:32pm on August 10, 2017

    China on Thursday ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 20 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into...

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    N Korea hones Guam strike plans

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:05am on August 11, 2017

    Nuclear-armed North Korea announced a detailed plan Thursday to send a salvo of four missiles over Japan and towards the US territory of Guam, raising...

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    Quake in China's Sichuan kills 13, injures 175

    Reuters | Updated at 09:50am on August 09, 2017

    Thirteen people, including six tourists, were killed and 175 injured when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part Sichuan in China's southwest, the...

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    N Korea threatens to strike on US island Guam

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the United States’ nuclear arsenal was ‘more powerful than ever’ in a fresh warning to North Korea over its repeated...

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    Up to 100 feared dead in China quake

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2017

    A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least five people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate...

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