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    North Korea vows harsh retaliation against fresh UN sanctions

    Associated Press | Updated at 02:25pm on August 07, 2017

    North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch ‘thousands-fold’ revenge against the United States to respond to...

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    South Korea prosecutors seek 12-year jail term for Samsung scion Jay Y Lee

    Reuters | Updated at 12:25pm on August 07, 2017

    South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought a 12-year jail term for Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Jay Y Lee, over charges that include allegedly bribing the former...

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    Myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:04am on August 07, 2017

    Myanmar on Sunday rejected allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last year, accusing the United Nations of...

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    China urges North Korea to stop missile tests, resume talks

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:31pm on August 06, 2017

    Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by UN resolutions and stop provoking...

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    UN toughens sanctions on North Korea

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on August 07, 2017

    The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a US-drafted resolution that significantly strengthened sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on exports aimed at...

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    Yemenis, Iranians sue US state dept

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 01:37am on August 06, 2017

    Dozens of Yemenis and Iranians who won the chance to immigrate to the United States sued the US State Department on Friday for not processing...

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    Naidu elected VP in another boost for Modi

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:35am on August 06, 2017

    India’s ruling party candidate M Venkaiah Naidu was elected vice president in a parliamentary vote on Saturday, enabling the party to boost its political standing...

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    Six Buddhists killed

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:34am on August 05, 2017

    Suspected insurgents killed at least six members of a Buddhist ethnic minority in western Myanmar on Thursday, the government and regional sources said, amid spiralling...

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    India building up troops amid border stand-off: China

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 01:02am on August 04, 2017

    China’s foreign ministry on Thursday said India has been building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the border amid an increasingly tense...

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    Two former Thai PMs acquitted over 2008 protest deaths

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:49pm on August 02, 2017

    Thailand's highest court on Wednesday acquitted two former prime ministers and two former top police officers over their role in a 2008 crackdown on anti-government...

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