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    Indonesia moving to ban sex outside marriage

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 06:47pm on September 19, 2019

    Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by...

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    US lays down line with China on next Dalai Lama

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 04:39pm on September 19, 2019

    As Tibetans start grappling with the once unthinkable prospect of the octogenarian Dalai Lama’s passing, the United States is looking to lay down a red...

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    TEPCO executives cleared over Fukushima disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:19pm on September 19, 2019

    A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former officials from the firm that operated the Fukushima nuclear plant ......

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    Spy thriller ‘Raazi’ wins IIFA Award

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:34pm on September 19, 2019

    Spy thriller ‘Raazi’ stole the night at Bollywood’s answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its young star Alia Bhatt in...

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    Taliban tells teachers, students to block polls or risk death

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:42am on September 19, 2019

    Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgent group on Wednesday warned teachers, students and other education workers to avoid the upcoming presidential vote or risk dying in attacks on...

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    Thai PM defends police monitoring of Muslim university students

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Thailand’s prime minister on Tuesday defended police for requesting information about minority Muslim students from universities around the country, after criticism of the move as...

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    Police on alert as Taiwan’s flag lowered in Solomons

    Agence-France-Presse . Solomon Islands | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Police maintained a strong presence on the streets of the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara on Tuesday but reported no unrest following the troubled Pacific nation’s...

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    Talibans kill 48 in Afghan polls rally

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 04:26pm on September 17, 2019

    Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts Tuesday — one at a campaign rally for the president...

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    Kim invites Trump in letter

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US president Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a...

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    Hong Kong lawmaker urges UN to probe growing ‘police brutality’

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    A Hong Kong lawmaker called Monday on the UN to launch an international investigation into a police crackdown on pro-democracy protests, voicing alarm at escalating...

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