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    North Korea holds polls

    Agence France-Presse . Pyongyang | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    North Koreans went to the polls Sunday for an election in which there could be only one winner.Leader Kim Jong Un’s ruling Workers’ Party has...

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    Taliban deny seeking truce, talks with Kabul

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    The Taliban denied on Friday that they were discussing a ceasefire and dialogue with the Kabul government during ongoing talks with the US in Doha,...

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    If North Korea resumes nuke test, Trump to be disappointed

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    US president Donald Trump said on Friday he would be disappointed if Pyongyang were to resume weapons testing and reiterated his belief in his good...

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    China backs Huawei not to be 'silent lamb' in US legal fight

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 01:03pm on March 08, 2019

    China threw its weight behind Huawei’s legal battle against the United States on Friday, saying that the telecom giant would not be a ‘silent lamb...

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    Thai court bans party for nominating princess for PM

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 11:37am on March 08, 2019

    A Thai court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in a...

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    Mahathir warns Philippines against foreigner influx

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2019

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday warned the Philippines against letting in foreigners who could ‘disturb’ the country’s domestic political stability, as president Rodrigo...

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    China praises Pakistan's ‘restraint’ over Kashmir tensions

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 10:35am on March 07, 2019

    China has praised Pakistan's ‘restraint’ and willingness to talk with India to ease tensions between the two countries after a deadly bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir...

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    Huawei sues US govt over curbs on its equipment use

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:09am on March 07, 2019

    Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Thursday confirmed it is suing the US government over a section of a defence bill passed...

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    Lanka U-turns on war crimes probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:13am on March 07, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president went back Wednesday on pledges to the UN Human Rights Council to investigate war-time atrocities, saying he did not want to ‘re-open...

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    N Korea rebuilds missile site

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2019

    Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the ‘rapid rebuilding’ North Korea has restored part of...

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