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    Bollywood stars, riches vote in 4th phase Indian polls

    Reuters. Mumbai | Updated at 10:46am on April 29, 2019

    Some of India’s richest families, Bollywood stars and others voted early on Monday in Mumbai and elsewhere in the country as the fourth phase of...

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    Overwork during Indonesia polls kills over 270

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:12am on April 29, 2019

    Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours...

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    Japan kicks off unprecedented long holiday

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 03:48pm on April 27, 2019

    Japan on Saturday kicked off an unprecedented 10-day holiday, including celebration days for the imperial transition, as airports were packed with...

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    US acting in bad faith, says Kim

    Agence-France-Presse . Vladivostok | Updated at 02:58am on April 27, 2019

    Kim Jong Un has accused the US of acting in ‘bad faith’ in talks on its nuclear arsenal, North Korean state media said Friday as...

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    Malaysian climber rescued from Mount Annapurna

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:08pm on April 26, 2019

    A rescue helicopter plucked a Malaysian climber from Mount Annapurna in west Nepal on Friday, where he was stranded for two days after climbing the...

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    ‘Might send gifts, but won’t give single vote’

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:19am on April 26, 2019

    ‘Might send gifts, but won’t give single vote’ In an apparent reference to prime minister Narendra Modi’s revelation that Mamata Banerjee sends him kurtas and...

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    Sri Lanka halts low season visa-free plan after bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on April 26, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s government said Thursday it was suspending plans to grant citizens of 39 countries visa-free entry during the country’s tourism low season after deadly...

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    Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties at first talks

    Agence France-Presse . Vladivostok | Updated at 01:13pm on April 25, 2019

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look...

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    Workers smoked at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    Workers renovating Notre-Dame flouted a ban on smoking at the monument, a contractor admitted on Wednesday, while denying any link with last week’s devastating blaze...

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    How China is replacing America as Asia’s military titan

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:37am on April 24, 2019

    In 1938, in the midst of a long campaign to bring China under Communist Party rule, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong wrote, ‘Whoever has an army...

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