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    China says played role in reducing Indo-Pak tension

    Reuters . Beijing/ Nairobi | Updated at 12:30am on March 20, 2019

    China played a ‘constructive role’ in reducing tension between Pakistan and India, the foreign ministry said, after the nuclear-armed rivals almost came to blows last...

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    Dalai Lama contemplates Chinese gambit after his death

    Reuters . Dharamshala | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in...

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    Indonesia flood death toll hits 80

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    Authorities in Indonesia raised the death toll from floods and landslides in the easternmost province of Papua to nearly 80 on Monday as president Joko...

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    Dead whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    A starving whale with 40 kilos of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines, activists said Monday, calling...

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    India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other

    Reuters . New Delhi/ Islamabad | Updated at 12:25am on March 18, 2019

    The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by US officials, including National Security Advisor John...

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    Flash floods kill 58 in Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Sentani | Updated at 12:00am on March 18, 2019

    Flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province have killed at least 58 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees...

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    Thai early vote kicks off

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on March 18, 2019

    Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday, eager to cast an early ballot a week before...

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    50 killed by flash floods in Indonesia’s Papua

    Agence France-Presse . Jayapura | Updated at 10:20am on March 17, 2019

    At least 42 people have been killed by flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to find more...

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    China to hold more talks with India on blacklisting JeM chief

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2019

    China said on Friday it was willing to have more discussions with all parties concerned including India on blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based extremist group...

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    North Korea may suspend nuclear talks with ‘gangster-like US’

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:03pm on March 15, 2019

    North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news...

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