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    China woos Bhutan, to India’s displeasure

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu | Updated at 12:35am on October 18, 2018

    A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemons, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in...

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    Two Koreas, UN Command discuss demilitarising border

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:03am on October 17, 2018

    The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as...

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    Maldives leader blames defeat on ‘disappearing ink’

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:52pm on October 15, 2018

    Outgoing Maldives president Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election...

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    Anwar in triumphant return to parliament

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Malaysia’s leader in waiting Anwar Ibrahim returned to parliament as a lawmaker Monday, and vowed to give former nemesis Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad space to...

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    Maldives opposition supporters protest as court reviews election challenge

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 12:04am on October 15, 2018

    Hundreds of Maldivians protested on Sunday demanding the arrest of defeated president Abdulla Yameen as its top court began to hear a petition challenging the...

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    Gandhi statue sparks controversy in Malawi

    Agence France-Presse . Blantyre | Updated at 12:50am on October 14, 2018

    Over 3,000 people have signed a petition opposing a planned statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre, saying the Indian independence hero had...

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    22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:49am on October 14, 2018

    At least 22 people have died and many are missing after heavy rain unleashed flash floods and landslides in western Indonesia, an official said Saturday....

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    Malaysia’s Anwar returns to frontline politics

    Agence France-Presse . Port Dickson | Updated at 12:38am on October 14, 2018

    Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election Saturday, officials said, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing...

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    Abdullah Yameen warned against underming vote result

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 09:45pm on October 13, 2018

    The United States warned Saturday that action could be taken against outgoing Maldives president Abdulla Yameen if he seeks to overturn his election defeat.....

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    North Korea intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, South says

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 02:47pm on October 12, 2018

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, materials and facilities to achieve ‘complete’ denuclearisation, South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who...

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