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    China warns US against risky moves on Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:29pm on August 07, 2020

    Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe warned his US counterpart in a phone call Thursday to avoid firing up bilateral tensions, a day after Washington angered...

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    China accuses US of political suppression 

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:13pm on August 07, 2020

    Beijing on Friday accused the United States of ‘suppression’ after president Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese social media giants TikTok and WeChat. Chinese...

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    Anti-government protests break out in Beirut

    Online Desk | Updated at 11:22am on August 07, 2020

    Protesters clashed with Lebanese security forces at anti-government demonstrations in Beirut on Thursday, reports BBC. Officers deployed tear gas on dozens of people near parliament....

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    Singapore monitoring spate of suicides among migrant workers

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:44am on August 07, 2020

    Singapore is monitoring a recent spate of suicides and attempted suicides involving migrants which have heightened concerns over the mental health of thousands of low-paid...

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    China clears man of murder after 27 years behind bars

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:07pm on August 06, 2020

    A Chinese court has overturned the murder conviction of a man who spent 27 years behind bars for the crime, in a high-profile case that...

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    Foreign journalists warn of HK visa delays

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:06pm on August 06, 2020

    Hong Kong’s foreign press club said Thursday that reporters in the territory were experiencing ‘highly unusual’ visas problems, and called on China and the United...

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    Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

    Agence France-Presse . Hiroshima | Updated at 10:04pm on August 06, 2020

    Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world’s first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember...

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    1MDB scandal fugitives hiding in China: Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 10:45pm on August 05, 2020

    The alleged 1MDB mastermind and other suspects in the scandal are believed to be hiding out in China, Malaysia’s police chief said Wednesday, urging authorities...

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    1MDB scandal fugitives hiding in China: Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 10:45pm on August 05, 2020

    The alleged 1MDB mastermind and other suspects in the scandal are believed to be hiding out in China, Malaysia’s police chief said Wednesday, urging authorities...

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    US plan for Taiwan visit in decades angers China

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:44pm on August 05, 2020

    The United States announced Wednesday its highest-level visit to Taiwan since it switched diplomatic recognition to China four decades ago, a move Beijing blasted as...

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