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    Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second term amid rigging fears

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on September 24, 2018

    Polling booths in the Maldives closed Sunday after voting hours were extended in a controversial election marred by police raids on the opposition and allegations...

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    Police raid Maldives opposition HQ ahead of vote

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:04am on September 23, 2018

    Maldivian police raided the opposition campaign headquarters on Saturday, the opposition said, on the eve of Sunday’s presidential election that international monitors fear will be...

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    Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president...

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    Yemen faces worsening threat of famine: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    International aid agencies are losing the fight against famine in Yemen, where 3.5 million people may soon be added to the eight million Yemenis already...

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    Imran Khan decries ‘arrogant’ India for cancelling talks

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan labelled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries’ first high-level talks in years, decrying ‘small...

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    Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam: Rouhani

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    US president Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to...

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    Vietnam president Quang dies

    Reuters . Hanoi | Updated at 11:16am on September 21, 2018

    Vietnam president Tran Dai Quang died on Friday, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, died in hospital on Friday morning from...

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    Malaysia ex-PM faces 21 new charges over 1MDB scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 11:22am on September 20, 2018

    Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak is facing 21 money-laundering charges related to a transfer of $681 million into his bank account, police said Thursday, following his...

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    US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:02am on September 20, 2018

    The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and...

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    Maldives heads to polls amid criticism

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally...

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