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    15 killed in Chinese coal mine explosion

    United News of Bangladesh . Beijing | Updated at 03:37pm on November 19, 2019

    A coal mine explosion killed 15 people in north China’s Shanxi province, state media reported on Tuesday...

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    Worried family members wait outside occupied HK PolyU campus

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:34pm on November 19, 2019

    Relatives of some of the young pro-democracy protesters holed up inside a Hong Kong university held anxious vigil Tuesday as police vowed to arrest everyone...

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    UN court to hear Myanmar genocide case next month

    Agence France-Presse. The Hague | Updated at 12:43pm on November 19, 2019

    Gambia will open its case against Myanmar before the UN's top court in December accusing the mainly Buddhist state of genocide against its Rohingya Muslims,...

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    Dozens of Hong Kong protesters make daring campus breakout

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:55am on November 19, 2019

    Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escaped a two-day police siege at a campus late Monday by shimmying down a rope from a bridge to awaiting...

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    Protesters set fire to HK PolyU campus entrance to prevent police

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:08pm on November 18, 2019

    Pro-democracy demonstrators holed up in a Hong Kong university campus set the main entrance ablaze Monday to prevent surrounding police moving in, after officers warned...

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    Leaked China documents reveal no mercy in Xinjiang

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:08pm on November 17, 2019

    A rare and huge leak of Chinese government documents has shed new light on a security crackdown on Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region, where president...

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    Hong Kong police officer hit by arrow as protesters dig in on campus

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:25pm on November 17, 2019

    A police officer was struck by an arrow fired by a Hong Kong protester on Sunday and an armoured vehicle set ablaze, as fierce clashes...

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    Chinese troops join Hong Kong clean-up as violence flares

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 10:27pm on November 16, 2019

    China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts appeared in Hong Kong streets on Saturday, helping residents clean up debris after anti-government protests...

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    China completes Mars lander test

    Agence France-Presse . Huailai | Updated at 10:19pm on November 15, 2019

    China on Thursday completed a test of its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing’s first mission to the red planet slated for 2020. Beijing is...

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    N Korea rebuffs US offer of Dec talks

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 10:12pm on November 15, 2019

    North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a US offer for fresh talks, saying it was not interested in more talks merely aimed...

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