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    Russia wants peace deal with Japan, sees no quick fix

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 07:31pm on December 13, 2016

    Russia wants to boost bilateral ties with Japan on all fronts and hopes to reach a peace treaty with its eastern neighbour...

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    Blasphemy trial of Indonesian capital's governor begins

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:25am on December 13, 2016

    The minority Christian governor of the Indonesian capital, who is on trial for alleged blasphemy, sobbed in court on Tuesday as he recalled the role...

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    Hong Kong holds election for panel to pick next leader

    BBC | Updated at 09:05am on December 11, 2016

    Voting is underway in Hong Kong in elections for the territory's Election Committee, the panel that chooses the next leader...

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    At least 43,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:35am on December 10, 2016

    At least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies...

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    Indonesia president visits quake survivors, vows to rebuild

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:53am on December 09, 2016

    Indonesia’s president travelled Friday to areas of Aceh province devastated by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake and vowed that torn-apart...

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    S Korean president impeached

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:25am on December 10, 2016

    South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach president Park Geun-Hye, stripping away her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal and opening a new...

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    Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:50pm on December 08, 2016

    Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday, resuming a search for...

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    Quake of magnitude 6.2 strikes China's Xinjiang

    Reuters | Updated at 11:45am on December 08, 2016

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit China's far western region of Xinjiang on Thursday, the China Earthquake Administration said, with tremors shaking buildings near the...

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    11 miners confirmed dead in China mine blast

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:25am on December 08, 2016

    The bodies of miners missing in an underground gas explosion in central China have been found, bringing to 11 the total who died in the...

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    Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes

    Agence France-Presse . Saddha Batolni | Updated at 12:34am on December 08, 2016

    A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country’s mountainous north and burst into flames, authorities said, as rescue workers pulled dozens of...

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