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    Trump wants Kim to know he likes him: S Korean leader

    Reuters. Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfil his wishes, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in...

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    Duterte ‘jokes’ about marijuana use

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has killed nearly 5,000 suspected drug dealers and users since taking office in 2016, said on...

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    Trump asks Imran for help with Afghan peace talks

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Pakistan said on Monday US president Donald Trump has sought its help with faltering Afghan peace talks in a letter to prime minister Imran Khan,...

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    US airstrike kills key Taliban leader in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:45am on December 03, 2018

    A senior Taliban military commander was killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. Abdul Manan, who was the Taliban's 'shadow governor'...

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    Conservative Indonesian Muslims hold big rally in Jakarta

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Tens of thousands of Indonesian Muslims held a rally in Jakarta on Sunday led by hardline groups who had agitated to remove the city’s Christian...

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    Law group that helped US probe says Rohingyas victims of genocide

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 02:12am on December 01, 2018

    A human rights law group contracted by the state department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar...

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    Two Koreas start journey for railway reconnection

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2018

    A South Korean train crossed into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade - packed with engineers on a mission to...

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    23 killed in US air strike in Afghanistan: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2018

    At least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed by a US air strike in southern Afghanistan earlier this week, according to an UN...

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    China orders halt to gene editing after outcry over babies

    Reuters . Shanghai | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involve in the editing human genes, after a Chinese scientist said...

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    First police conviction in Philippine drug war killing

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:38am on November 29, 2018

    Three Philippine policemen were sentenced on Thursday to decades in prison for murdering a teenager during an anti-narcotics sweep, a first conviction of officers carrying...

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