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    Thais bid final goodbye to beloved king Bhumibol

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:55am on October 26, 2017

    A sea of black-clad mourners massed across Bangkok's historic heart early Thursday as funeral rituals began for king Bhumibol Adulyadej, a revered monarch whose passing...

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    North Korea's Kim wishes Xi ‘great success’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:35am on October 26, 2017

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un wished Xi Jinping ‘great success’ in a congratulatory but comparatively restrained message after the Chinese president cemented his grip on power...

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    Trump congratulates Xi on ‘extraordinary elevation’

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on October 26, 2017

    US president Donald Trump said on Wednesday he spoke to Chinese president Xi Jinping to congratulate him on a new leadership line-up unveiled at the...

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    Aid workers blocked from entering Muslim camp in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:07am on October 26, 2017

    Buddhists in Myanmar on Wednesday blocked aid workers from visiting a camp for displaced Muslims in the central part of Rakhine State, where the United...

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    Suu Kyi says Myanmar is set to repatriate Rohingyas

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 26, 2017

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday said her country was set to return Rohingyas as home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal met her a...

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    Xi reappointed at helm of China's ruling council

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:20am on October 25, 2017

    President Xi Jinping was formally reappointed head of the Communist Party Wednesday, commanding a new ruling council whose role will likely be eclipsed after he...

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    Xi joins Mao in Communist constitution

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

    China's ruling Communist Party on Tuesday approved an amendment to its constitution directly mentioning Chinese president Xi Jinping's name and his ‘Xi Jinping Thought on...

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    South Korea, US, Japan kick off two-day missile tracking drill

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on October 24, 2017

    South Korea, the United States and Japan started a two-day missile tracking drill on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, in preparation for any missile or...

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    Abe, Trump agree to raise pressure on North Korea

    Reuters | Updated at 11:03am on October 23, 2017

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump agreed to work together to raise pressure on North Korea, Yasutoshi Nishimura, a deputy chief...

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    Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

    Reuters | Updated at 12:06pm on October 22, 2017

    Heavy rain and wind lashed southern Japan on Sunday as a powerful typhoon neared, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupting...

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