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    Malaysia urged to make stalking a crime

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:31am on January 24, 2019

    Writing down the details of Zara Tan’s complaint, the female police officer broke off and suddenly asked why the victim didn’t just go back to...

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    Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

    Agence-France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    At least eight people have been killed and thousands forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain triggered devastating flash floods and landslides in Indonesia,...

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    Maldives issue warning amid spike in tourist drownings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    Five tourists including a honeymooning couple have drowned in a single week in the Maldives, officials said, prompting a nationwide safety warning to holiday resorts...

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    ‘Missing’ boat of Indian migrants could be heading to NZ

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday.The boat, which is...

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    Strong 6.4 magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:54pm on January 22, 2019

    A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumba on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there...

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    Over 100 killed in Afghan military base attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than...

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    Indian opposition stages giant joint rally to oust Modi

    Reuters . Kolkata | Updated at 12:29am on January 20, 2019

    India’s main opposition parties joined forces against prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead...

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    Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    Rival groups held demonstrations in Thailand’s capital on Saturday, with hundreds of people demanding quick elections to end military rule and a much smaller group...

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    Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 02:34pm on January 19, 2019

    Gunmen in Thailand’s deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said on Saturday, capping a week of...

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    ASEAN ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, S China Sea

    Associated Press/ United News of Bangladesh . Chiang Mai | Updated at 01:21am on January 19, 2019

    Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations have hewed to the group’s practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions...

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