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    Abe makes rare China visit as relations thaw

    | Updated at 01:38am on October 26, 2018

    Agence-France-Presse . BeijingJapan’s Shinzo Abe arrived in China Thursday, the first visit to the Asian giant by a Japanese prime minister since relations between the...

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    North Korea warns US against confidence-destroying measures

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:37am on October 26, 2018

    A North Korean official urged the United States on Thursday to immediately lift sanctions against his country, warning that the country’s ‘confidence-destroying measures’ would undermine...

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    China army to do 'whatever it takes' to retain Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 04:11pm on October 25, 2018

    China's defence minister warned Thursday that the military would do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop any attempt to ‘split’ Taiwan from the mainland, days after...

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    India ministers seek to tighten rules against sexual harassment

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:06am on October 25, 2018

    Four Indian cabinet ministers will suggest steps to address sexual harassment at work, the government said on Wednesday, after a growing #MeToo movement sparked accusations...

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    Maldives opposition moves closer to impeaching speaker

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:59am on October 25, 2018

    The Maldives opposition moved closer Wednesday to impeaching the speaker of parliament, a staunch loyalist of outgoing strongman president Abdulla Yameen who was defeated in...

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    India’s CBI hit by infighting, govt orders probe

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:28am on October 25, 2018

    India’s government on Wednesday ordered a probe at the country’s top crime fighting bureau after its two senior officers accused each other of bribery and...

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    China voices concern as US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 03:02am on October 24, 2018

    China said Tuesday it has expressed concern to the United States over what it considered an affront to its sovereignty after two US warships sailed...

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    Assam shuts down over plans to amend citizenship law

    New Age Desk | Updated at 02:08am on October 24, 2018

    Citing a Guwahati High Court ruling, Assam finance and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the 12-hour shutdown called against the centre’s bid to pass...

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    World’s longest sea bridge inaugurated in China

    Agence France-Presse . Zhuhai | Updated at 01:36am on October 24, 2018

    China’s president Xi Jinping officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is...

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    Australia slaps sanctions on top army officials of Myamar

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 01:06am on October 24, 2018

    Australia on Tuesday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under...

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