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    Thai court bans party for nominating princess for PM

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 11:37am on March 08, 2019

    A Thai court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in a...

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    Mahathir warns Philippines against foreigner influx

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2019

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday warned the Philippines against letting in foreigners who could ‘disturb’ the country’s domestic political stability, as president Rodrigo...

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    China praises Pakistan's ‘restraint’ over Kashmir tensions

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 10:35am on March 07, 2019

    China has praised Pakistan's ‘restraint’ and willingness to talk with India to ease tensions between the two countries after a deadly bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir...

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    Huawei sues US govt over curbs on its equipment use

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:09am on March 07, 2019

    Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Thursday confirmed it is suing the US government over a section of a defence bill passed...

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    Lanka U-turns on war crimes probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:13am on March 07, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president went back Wednesday on pledges to the UN Human Rights Council to investigate war-time atrocities, saying he did not want to ‘re-open...

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    N Korea rebuilds missile site

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the ‘rapid rebuilding’ North Korea has restored part of...

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    China to raise defence spending

    Agence France-Presse . China | Updated at 12:00am on March 06, 2019

    China announced Tuesday a 7.5 per cent increase in military spending in 2019, lower than last year as the country faces an economic slowdown, but...

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    India, Pakistan get into new row over submarine

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi/ Karachi | Updated at 07:12pm on March 05, 2019

    Pakistan has stopped an Indian submarine from entering its waters, the navy said Tuesday, as tensions continue to run high between the nuclear-armed foes.The development...

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    May urges Imran Khan to take action on terrorist groups

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:58pm on March 03, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May emphasised the importance of Pakistan taking action against all terrorist groups in a call with prime minister Imran Khan on...

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    20 killed in Afghan flash floods

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 12:00am on March 04, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, the UN said Saturday, as heavy rains swept away homes and...

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