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    Duterte says underwent cancer testing

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he is awaiting the results of fresh medical tests, adding that ‘if it’s cancer, it’s cancer’.

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    South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 yrs on corruption charges

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 02:11pm on October 05, 2018

    A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of...

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    Over 1,000 still missing in Indonesia tsunami, quake

    Agence France-Presse . Palu | Updated at 01:19pm on October 05, 2018

    More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, officials said Friday, drastically upping the total number of people unaccounted for...

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    Khamenei vows ‘never’ to allow Iran to bow

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:36pm on October 04, 2018

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed Thursday ‘never’ to allow the Islamic republic to bow to the demands of its enemies, at a time...

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    Indonesia quake kids traumatised

    Agence France-Presse . Palu | Updated at 10:35pm on October 04, 2018

    Many children have been separated from their families and are ‘in shock and traumatised’ following Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said Thursday, as much-needed supplies...

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    Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

    Agence France-Presse . Wani | Updated at 12:00am on October 04, 2018

    The death toll in Indonesia’s twin quake-tsunami disaster passed 1,400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of ‘vast’ unmet...

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    Mahathir calls Jews ‘hook-nosed’

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 02:12am on October 03, 2018

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad described Jews as ‘hook-nosed’ on Tuesday and blamed them for creating the troubles in the Middle East....

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    Indonesia death toll rises as desperation grows

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2018

    More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp...

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    Prison break: convicts on the run after Indonesia disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:36am on October 02, 2018

    Some 1,200 Indonesian convicts are on the run from three different detention facilities in devastated Sulawesi after the region was rocked by a powerful earthquake...

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    Pakistan cuts Chinese project by $2b over debt concern

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:00am on October 02, 2018

    Islamabad has cut the size of the biggest Chinese ‘Silk Road’ project in Pakistan by $2 billion, railways minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday, citing...

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