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    Chinese general commits suicide after facing graft probe: Xinhua

    Reuters | Updated at 10:35am on November 28, 2017

    A top Chinese general committed suicide after authorities opened an investigation against him over his links to two corruption-tainted former senior military officers, state media...

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    Indonesia extends Bali airport closure due to volcanic ash

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on November 28, 2017

    Indonesia's transportation ministry said on Tuesday it will extend the closure of Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport for a further 24 hours because...

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    10 bodies found on Japan coast opposite North Korea

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:37pm on November 27, 2017

    The badly decomposed remains of 10 people have been found on Japan’s coast across the sea from North Korea, along with the wreckage of...

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    Xi wants China to spruce up toilets to boost tourism, quality of life

    Reuters | Updated at 01:10pm on November 27, 2017

    China must keep up efforts to ‘revolutionize’ its toilets until the task is completed, state media quoted Chinese president Xi Jinping as...

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    Highest alert issued for Bali volcano

    Reuters . Denpasar | Updated at 12:05am on November 28, 2017

    Indonesia closed the airport on the tourist island of Bali on Monday and ordered 100,000 residents living near a grumbling volcano spewing columns of ash...

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    Buddhist nationalism burns as Pope visits Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 25, 2017

    A fiery brand of Buddhist nationalism is burning brighter than ever as Myanmar braces for its first ever papal visit, posing a challenge to the...

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    Migrant crackdown goes on in Assam

    Reuters . Mumbai/Guwahati | Updated at 12:40am on November 24, 2017

    A crackdown on illegal migrants in India’s Assam state risks depriving millions of Muslim citizens and long-term refugees from Bangladesh of their right to live...

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    Injured couldn’t yet resume normal activities

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:14am on November 24, 2017

    Over a hundred injured victims of Tazreen Fashions fire couldn’t resume normal activities in last five years. The devastating apparel factory fire at Ashulia on...

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    Pope faces diplomatic dilemma

    Reuters . Vatican City | Updated at 12:12am on November 24, 2017

    Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the...

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    China tells Myanmar military it wants closer ties

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on November 24, 2017

    China wants closer ties with Myanmar’s military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast...

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