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    Moon hosts North Korean talks as Pence keeps up pressure

    Reuters | Updated at 11:35am on February 10, 2018

    South Korean president Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister on Saturday, hoping to translate Olympics detente into meaningful progress towards resolving...

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    Rescuers brave aftershocks as Taiwan quake toll rises to 10

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:07am on February 08, 2018

    Taiwanese rescuers continued the terrifying task Thursday of searching for survivors in a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a quake, despite...

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    North Korea says no plans to meet US officials at Olympics

    Reuters | Updated at 08:33am on February 08, 2018

    North Korea has no intention of meeting US officials during the Winter Olympics that start on Friday, the KCNA news agency reported, dampening hopes the...

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    North Korean leader’s sister to visit South Korea for winter Olympics

    Reuters | Updated at 01:42pm on February 07, 2018

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 28-year-old sister will make her debut on the world stage when she visits South Korea to attend the...

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    Four killed, 145 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on February 07, 2018

    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the Taiwanese coastal city of Hualien late on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least two,...

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    UNHR chief fears regional conflict

    Agence France-Preese . Jakarta | Updated at 12:05am on February 06, 2018

    The UN human rights chief warned Monday that possible acts of ‘genocide and ethnic cleansing’ against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority could fuel a religious-based conflict...

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    South Korea appeals court frees Samsung heir

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:14pm on February 05, 2018

    A South Korean appeals court on Monday upheld Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong’s bribery conviction but cut his prison sentence to a suspended term...

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    Top North Korean official to visit South for Winter Olympics

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:29am on February 05, 2018

    North Korea's ceremonial head of state will visit the South this week and attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony as the divided peninsula witnesses a...

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    6.1 magnitude tremor hits Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Taiwan | Updated at 12:50am on February 05, 2018

    A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the eastern coast of Taiwan on late Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake’s epicentre was around...

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    Maldives shuts parliament, resists order to free dissidents

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 12:37am on February 04, 2018

    Maldivian authorities Saturday announced an indefinite postponement of parliament as president Abdulla Yameen’s regime resisted international pressure to comply with a landmark Supreme Court order...

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