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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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    Malaysia to question Zakir Naik

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    Malaysian authorities will summon Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation, the government said...

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    Indonesia leader pledges to move capital

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

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo said Friday he would press on with plans to move the nation’s capital and roll out measures to kickstart Southeast Asia’s...

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    17 missing in China landslide

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

    More than a dozen workers remained missing Friday after a landslide in southwest China buried a section of railway that was under repair, according to...

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    N Korea fires missiles again

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

    North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on ‘foolish’ calls for dialogue...

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    N Korea fires two projectiles, S Korea ‘impudent’

    Reuters. Seoul | Updated at 11:44am on August 16, 2019

    North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as ‘impudent’...

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    Chinese military personnel parade near HK border

    Agence France-Presse . Shenzhen, China | Updated at 12:10am on August 16, 2019

    Thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an...

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    Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    Japan’s premier sent a ritual cash offering to a controversial Tokyo war shrine to mark the end of World War II Thursday but did not...

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