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    22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:49am on October 14, 2018

    At least 22 people have died and many are missing after heavy rain unleashed flash floods and landslides in western Indonesia, an official said Saturday....

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    Malaysia’s Anwar returns to frontline politics

    Agence France-Presse . Port Dickson | Updated at 12:38am on October 14, 2018

    Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election Saturday, officials said, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing...

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    Abdullah Yameen warned against underming vote result

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 09:45pm on October 13, 2018

    The United States warned Saturday that action could be taken against outgoing Maldives president Abdulla Yameen if he seeks to overturn his election defeat.....

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    North Korea intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, South says

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 02:47pm on October 12, 2018

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, materials and facilities to achieve ‘complete’ denuclearisation, South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who...

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    Indonesia calls off grim search for dead

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    Indonesia Thursday called off the grim search for those killed in a quake-tsunami, with no hope of retrieving around 5,000 bodies believed to be still...

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    Rocket carrying space station crew fails in midair, crew safe

    Reuters . Baikonur, Kazakhstan | Updated at 04:29pm on October 11, 2018

    A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and US astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday,...

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    IMF warns against trade, currency wars, urges fix to global rules

    Reuters . Nusa Dua | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Thursday warned countries against engaging in trade and currency wars that hurt global growth and imperil ‘innocent...

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    Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on October 11, 2018

    Myanmar police Wednesday arrested three journalists after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon’s government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung...

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    Myanmar not willing to probe Rohingya abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    Myanmar is ‘unable and unwilling’ to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to...

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    Suu Kyi promises ‘transparency’ over Rohingya atrocities

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:29am on October 09, 2018

    Embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to increase transparency over her government’s handling of the Rohingya crisis while pitching for foreign investment in...

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