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    Chinese astronauts dock at space station

    BBC | Updated at 10:16am on October 19, 2016

    Two Chinese astronauts have arrived at the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, in a mission aimed at developing China's capabilities as a space power...

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    Myanmar ferry sinks, kills 32, with scores missing

    Reuters | Updated at 04:29pm on October 17, 2016

    A ferry sank in a river in northwestern Myanmar, killing at least 32 people with scores missing, a rescue official said...

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    China launches longest manned space mission

    Reuters | Updated at 11:08am on October 17, 2016

    China launched its longest manned space mission on Monday, sending two astronauts into orbit to spend a month aboard a space laboratory that...

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    Modi, Putin sign defence deals ahead of BRICS

    Agence France-Presse . Benaulim | Updated at 12:09am on October 16, 2016

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin signed multi-billion dollar energy and defence pacts on Saturday following talks aimed at reinvigorating ties...

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    10 killed in South Korea after bus fire on highway

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:38am on October 14, 2016

    Ten people were killed and nine others were injured in South Korea after their bus caught fire on a...

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    Gripped by grief, Thais mourn death of beloved monarch

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:50am on October 14, 2016

    Thailand began its first day in 70 years without a king on Friday in a profound state of mourning, with people across the shaken nation...

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    Thai king dies

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 06:06pm on October 13, 2016

    Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at the age of 88, the palace announced Thursday, leaving a divided nation bereft of...

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    Pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers defy China in oath taking

    Associated Press . Hong Kong | Updated at 06:22pm on October 12, 2016

    A swearing-in ceremony to kick off Hong Kong’s legislative session descended into farce on Wednesday as newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers intentionally mangled their oaths in...

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    Extensive blackout in Tokyo hits trains, government offices

    Associated Press | Updated at 04:10pm on October 12, 2016

    An extensive blackout struck Tokyo on Wednesday, affecting government offices and halting trains in the Japanese capital just before the evening rush hour...

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    Girl survives, found wrapped in dead parents' arms in China building collapse

    Associated Press | Updated at 05:15pm on October 11, 2016

    Rescuers pulled out a 3-year-old girl who survived under the remains of collapsed homes in the arms of her dead parents, state media reported Tuesday...

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