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    Afghanistan blasts wound dozens on Independence Day

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:14am on August 20, 2019

    A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 66 people, officials said,...

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    Hong Kong readies for further protests

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:12am on August 20, 2019

    Hong Kong is gearing up for further protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday,...

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    Najib’s major 1MDB trial postponed

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s most significant 1MDB trial, which centres on claims huge sums ended up in his bank account, was postponed Monday for a...

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    Police regain control in Papua clashes

    Reuters. Jakarta | Updated at 02:11pm on August 19, 2019

    Indonesia’s police chief said on Monday that authorities in the easternmost Papua region were regaining control after protesters set fire to tyres and torched a...

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    Iran warns US against seizure attempt

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:52pm on August 19, 2019

    An Iranian tanker sailed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at...

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    HK readies for more mass protests

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 12:45pm on August 19, 2019

    Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday,...

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    Hong Kong protesters flood city streets

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 05:06pm on August 18, 2019

    A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city’s leaders that their movement still pulls...

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    Kim supervises ‘new weapon’ test again

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 02:45pm on August 17, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a ‘new weapon’ launch, state media said Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next week’s...

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    Japan storm turns deadly

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:18am on August 17, 2019

    A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life, prompted warnings of landslides and...

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    Airways CEO resigns amid protest blowback

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:13am on August 17, 2019

    The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing...

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