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    India, China to cooperate against ‘radicalisation’

    Agence France-Presse . Mahabalipuram | Updated at 03:29pm on October 12, 2019

    Chinese president Xi Jinping and his Indian host prime minister Narendra Modi pledged at an informal summit to cooperate against ‘radicalisation’, India said late Friday,...

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    Thai army chief decries opposition, hints at threat to monarchy

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:02am on October 12, 2019

    Thailand’s army chief lashed out at opposition figures on Friday in an emotional speech in which he portrayed politicians and academics as threats to national...

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    N Korea slams Europeans over criticism of missile test

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

    North Korea on Thursday slammed a statement by European UN Security Council members urging strict enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang for its latest missile test,...

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    Malaysia must scrap ‘cruel’ death penalty: Amnesty

    Agence-France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:42pm on October 10, 2019

    Austria's Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said...

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    South Asia region al-Qaeda chief killed in Afghanistan

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

    The leader of al-Qaeda’s South Asian branch was killed in a US-Afghan joint raid in southern Afghanistan last month, Afghan officials confirmed Tuesday. Asim Umar,...

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    Black-clad activists chant ‘Liberate HK’ outside HC

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    Hundreds of black clad pro-democracy demonstrators outside Hong Kong’s High Court on Wednesday chanted ‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’, as a leading activist...

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    US blacklists 28 Chinese entities

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:51am on October 09, 2019

    China hit back at the United States on Tuesday over the blacklisting of 28 Chinese entities accused of being implicated in rights violations against mostly...

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    Afghan political uncertainty looms

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    Despite pulling off a safer presidential election than expected, Afghanistan looks headed for a prolonged period of political uncertainty, with the two front-runners claiming victory...

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    Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    Hong Kong’s under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an option following a particularly violent week...

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    Cambodia PM threatens to deploy troops if opposition leaders return

    Reuters . Phnom Penh | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2019

    Cambodia’s prime minister threatened on Monday to deploy the military if leaders and supporters of the disbanded main opposition party return from exile next month...

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