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    Indonesia floods, landslides death toll climbs to 59

    Agence France-Presse . Makassar | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2019

    Floods and landslides in Indonesia have killed at least 59 people, the government said Friday, after heavy rain pounded Sulawesi island and forced thousands to...

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    UN urges Nepal to focus on war crimes victims as probes languish

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:10am on January 25, 2019

    The United Nations cautioned Nepal Thursday that it risked failing war crimes victims as a deadline for investigating atrocities during its decade-long Maoist conflict draws...

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    Turkey says has capacity to create ‘safe zone’ in Syria alone

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Turkey has the capacity to create a ‘safe zone’ in Syria on its own but will not exclude the United States, Russia or others if...

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    China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

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

    Chinese scientists announced Thursday they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder, saying it could...

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    Hun Sen calls on military to ‘destroy’ opponents

    Agence France-Presse . Phnom Penh | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2019

    Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen on Thursday called on his country’s military to ‘destroy’ opponents if the government comes under threat, in a tirade in...

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    Malaysia urged to make stalking a crime

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:31am on January 24, 2019

    Writing down the details of Zara Tan’s complaint, the female police officer broke off and suddenly asked why the victim didn’t just go back to...

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    Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

    Agence-France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    At least eight people have been killed and thousands forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain triggered devastating flash floods and landslides in Indonesia,...

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    Maldives issue warning amid spike in tourist drownings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    Five tourists including a honeymooning couple have drowned in a single week in the Maldives, officials said, prompting a nationwide safety warning to holiday resorts...

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    ‘Missing’ boat of Indian migrants could be heading to NZ

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday.The boat, which is...

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    Strong 6.4 magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:54pm on January 22, 2019

    A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumba on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there...

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