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    Japanese world heritage site burnt in fire

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:50pm on October 31, 2019

    A major fire devastated a historic Japanese castle on the southern island of Okinawa on Thursday morning, destroying large parts of the world heritage site’s...

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    Powerful earthquake jolts South Philippines

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 02:33pm on October 31, 2019

    A powerful quake struck in the southern Philippines on Thursday sending people fleeing from homes, schools and malls, with initial reports of damage to some...

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    HK democracy activists challenge mask ban in court

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:26pm on October 31, 2019

    Hong Kong democracy activists went to court on Thursday to challenge an emergency law that bans protesters from wearing masks, as demonstrators vowed to use...

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    Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong barred from election

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:45pm on October 29, 2019

    Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was barred Tuesday from standing in an upcoming local election, after months of huge and frequently violent protests in...

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    Seven killed in Philippines earthquake

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 03:15pm on October 29, 2019

    The death toll from a strong earthquake in the southern Philippines has risen to seven, disaster and police officials said on Tuesday, as aftershocks continued...

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    Hong Kong students take protest to virtual world

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:35pm on October 28, 2019

    A group of Hong Kong students have developed a virtual reality game they hope will allow people to experience the anti-government demonstrations from the view...

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    After Baghdadi death, SE Asia expects long fight against IS’s influence

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 10:26pm on October 28, 2019

    Southeast Asian countries fighting Islamic State’s influence in the region lauded the killing of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but said security forces were preparing...

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    Mass prayers for Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy

    Agence France-Presse . Nghe An, Vietnam | Updated at 09:35pm on October 27, 2019

    A Catholic mass was held Sunday for Vietnamese feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, as families desperately awaited news of...

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    North Korea warns US not to exploit ‘close’ Trump-Kim ties

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 09:31pm on October 27, 2019

    North Korea said Sunday the United States must not exploit the ‘close personal relations’ between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump as negotiations over Pyongyang’s...

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    Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters on harbour front

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 09:27pm on October 27, 2019

    Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday at pro-democracy protesters who defied authorities to hold a rally on Hong Kong’s scenic harbour front,...

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