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    US, Taliban push for deal at Doha talks

    Agence-France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:00am on August 28, 2019

    US and Taliban negotiators held talks in Doha on Monday as potentially decisive dialogue to enable Washington to drawdown its deployment to Afghanistan stretched into...

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    Hong Kong government warns of great danger after weekend of violence

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    Illegal violence is pushing Hong Kong to the brink of great danger, the city government said on Monday, after a weekend of clashes that included...

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    Indonesia picks eastern Borneo island for new capital

    Agence-France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island for its new capital, president Joko Widodo said Monday, as the country looks to shift...

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    HK police claims they were forced to use water cannon, bullets

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:11pm on August 26, 2019

    Hong Kong police on Monday said they were forced to fire water cannon and a warning shot to fend off ‘extremely violent’ demonstrators, as months...

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    China wants peaceful solution of trade war

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 01:27pm on August 26, 2019

    ‘China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through ‘calm’ negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict,’ said vice-premier...

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    Hong Kong police use water cannon on protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time and at least one officer fired his sidearm during pitched battles with protesters Sunday, one...

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    China to fight back against US tariff war

    Reuters. Beijing | Updated at 01:01pm on August 25, 2019

    China will fight back against the latest US step to increase tariffs on Chinese goods, the ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily said on Sunday amid...

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    29 HK protesters arrested in overnight clashes

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 10:58am on August 25, 2019

    Hong Kong police said on Sunday that they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to disperse anti-government...

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    Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city streets

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    Hong Kong riot police on Saturday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, in another...

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    US, SE Asia to hold first ever joint maritime drill

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

    The US and 10 Southeast Asian states will hold their first-ever joint maritime exercises in September, aimed at preventing ‘wrongdoing’ as Washington and Beijing jostle...

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