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    Hong Kong using excessive force: AI

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Amnesty International on Friday accused Hong Kong police of using excessive force against pro-democracy protesters, in some cases amounting to torture, criticising a ‘disturbing pattern...

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    Huawei Mate 30: Smartphone sans Google services

    New Age Online | Updated at 12:05pm on September 20, 2019

    Huawei has launched its latest smartphones— Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro— without many of the apps typically pre-installed on Android handsets like YouTube, Google...

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    Sri Lanka sets Nov 16 for presidential polls

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:32am on September 20, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Wednesday announced it will hold presidential polls on November 16, nearly two months before the incumbent’s term ends. Commission chairman Mahinda...

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    US drone strike kills 30 civilians in Afghanistan

    Reuters . Jalalabad | Updated at 01:31am on September 20, 2019

    A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labour in the...

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    Malaysia pressure Indonesia over recurring forest fires

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Malaysia said Thursday it will raise pressure on its Southeast Asian neighbours to find a solution to recurring outbreaks of smog-belching forest fires in Indonesia,...

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    Indonesia moving to ban sex outside marriage

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 06:47pm on September 19, 2019

    Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by...

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    US lays down line with China on next Dalai Lama

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 04:39pm on September 19, 2019

    As Tibetans start grappling with the once unthinkable prospect of the octogenarian Dalai Lama’s passing, the United States is looking to lay down a red...

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    TEPCO executives cleared over Fukushima disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:19pm on September 19, 2019

    A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former officials from the firm that operated the Fukushima nuclear plant ......

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    Spy thriller ‘Raazi’ wins IIFA Award

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:34pm on September 19, 2019

    Spy thriller ‘Raazi’ stole the night at Bollywood’s answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its young star Alia Bhatt in...

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    Taliban tells teachers, students to block polls or risk death

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:42am on September 19, 2019

    Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgent group on Wednesday warned teachers, students and other education workers to avoid the upcoming presidential vote or risk dying in attacks on...

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