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    Indonesia deploys more troops as Papua hit by fresh unrest

    Agence France-Presse . Manokwari, Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    Indonesia’s Papua was hit by fresh unrest Wednesday as more than 1,000 security personnel were sent to the restive region after violent protests that saw...

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    China threatens sanctions on US firms linked to Taiwan warplanes sale

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    China on Wednesday blasted a huge planned US arms shipment to self-ruled Taiwan and threatened to sanction firms involved in the sale of F-16 fighter...

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    Hong Kong protesters hold station sit-in to mark ‘triad’ attack

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    Hundreds of masked protesters staged a sit-in late Wednesday to mark one month since a mob attack by suspected triad gang members pushed the city...

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    Hundreds escape Papua prison after violent riots

    Agence-France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Indonesian authorities were hunting for more than 250 inmates who escaped a Papua prison set ablaze during violent riots, officials said Tuesday, as fresh protests...

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    Twitter, FB accuse China of HK discord campaign

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 05:42pm on August 20, 2019

    Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in...

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    Zakir Naik apologises over racial remarks

    Reuters. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:43pm on August 20, 2019

    Controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik apologised on Tuesday for making racially sensitive remarks in Malaysia, a day after he was questioned by police for...

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    Singapore univs cancel HK exchange programmes

    Reuters. Singapore | Updated at 11:52am on August 20, 2019

    Singapore universities have cancelled exchange programmes to Hong Kong after Singapore warned its citizens to defer travel to the territory amid pro-democracy demonstrations, news website...

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    Way out of chaos is dialogue: HK leader

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 11:50am on August 20, 2019

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and...

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    Afghanistan blasts wound dozens on Independence Day

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:14am on August 20, 2019

    A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 66 people, officials said,...

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    Hong Kong readies for further protests

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:12am on August 20, 2019

    Hong Kong is gearing up for further protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday,...

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