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    China-backed Asia trade deal to go ahead without India

    Reuters. Bangkok | Updated at 09:20pm on November 04, 2019

    Fifteen Asian countries agreed terms on Monday for what could be the world's biggest trade pact, they said in a statement, but India delayed its...

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    Beijing ready to work with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:41pm on November 03, 2019

    Beijing said Sunday it is ‘ready to work’ with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the flashpoint South China Sea, where it...

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    HK police fires tear gas, water cannon on unsanctioned procession

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:25pm on November 03, 2019

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon Saturday as thousands of democracy protesters defied authorities in another unsanctioned march after Beijing vowed to...

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    Asia must quit coal addiction: UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:09am on November 03, 2019

    The UN chief on Saturday warned Asia to quit its ‘addiction’ to coal, as climate change threatens hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to rising...

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    HK protesters hit streets defying police

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:32pm on November 02, 2019

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon Saturday as thousands of protesters hit the streets, defying authorities with another unsanctioned march as the...

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    Vietnam ‘strongly condemns’ human trafficking after UK truck tragedy

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 10:06pm on November 02, 2019

    Vietnam said Saturday that it ‘strongly condemns’ human trafficking, after British police confirmed 39 people found dead in a truck last week are believed to...

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    Thailand raises jail term for Rohingya trafficking

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 11:05pm on November 01, 2019

    A Thai court of appeal has increased prison time for a former army general and more than fifty others convicted in the country’s largest human...

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    Truck veers down ravine, kills 19

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:02pm on November 01, 2019

    Nineteen farmers were killed in the mountainous northern Philippines when a truck carrying them and sacks of rice seeds plunged backwards down a deep ravine....

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    China says won’t tolerate Hong Kong dissent

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:51pm on November 01, 2019

    China warned Friday it would not tolerate any challenge to Hong Kong’s governing system, as it laid out plans to boost patriotism in the city...

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    7 S Koreans go missing after chopper crashes into sea

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:47pm on November 01, 2019

    Seven South Koreans went missing Friday after their helicopter took off from islets disputed with Japan and crashed into the sea moments later, Seoul officials...

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