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    Japanese man married to a hologram

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:15am on November 13, 2018

    Akihiko Kondo’s mother refused an invitation to her only son’s wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn’t such a surprise: he was marrying...

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    Rohingyas scared about going back to Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:02am on November 10, 2018

    A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are ‘terrified’ about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens...

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    Japan transplants stem cells into brain

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:13am on November 10, 2018

    Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure...

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    7 killed in Seoul fire

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Seven tenants were killed and 11 others injured early Friday when a blaze ripped through a three-storey studio complex in Seoul, fire authorities said.While South...

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    Case dropped against Myanmar journalists

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    The incitement case against three Myanmar journalists who reported critically on the financial management of Yangon’s government has been withdrawn, their lawyer said Friday, in...

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    Modi to attend Maldives president’s inauguration

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will attend the inauguration of Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as the neighbours look to reset ties following the exit...

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    Afghan leaders, Taliban attend peace talks

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Moscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations.Russia...

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    N Korea delayed talks with US

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    North Korea postponed a planned meeting with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo this week ‘because they weren’t ready,’ US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday.Pompeo...

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    Sri Lanka has suffered a coup without guns: speaker

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:04am on November 08, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliamentary speaker has called the president’s sacking of the prime minister to bring a former leader back to power a non-violent coup d’etat....

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    Indonesia extends search for bodies from Lion Air crash

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2018

    Indonesia will extend by three days its search for the bodies of passengers from the ill-fated Lion Air plane, an official said Wednesday, as authorities...

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