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    N Korea's Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:32am on September 19, 2018

    North Korea agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a ‘permanent dismantlement’ of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing...

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    Frantic dig for victims

    Agence France-Presse . Itogon | Updated at 12:58am on September 18, 2018

    Philippine rescuers used shovels and bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday in a desperate search for dozens feared buried under...

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    Rally for jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:43am on September 17, 2018

    Several dozen people rallied in central Yangon on Sunday against the jailing of two Reuters journalists, lamenting the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar...

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    Typhoon makes landfall in China after killing 59 in Philippines

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:17am on September 17, 2018

    Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau and killing at least 59 people...

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    Dozens of inmates escape in Myanmar jail break

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:31am on September 17, 2018

    Myanmar police are hunting dozens of escaped inmates who hijacked a delivery truck and smashed through the gates of their jail in a daring prison...

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    Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:58am on September 16, 2018

    South Korean president Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear...

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    At least 25 die in Philippine typhoon havoc, rescue official says

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 10:42am on September 16, 2018

    At least 25 people have been killed in the Philippines in a trail of devastation left by Typhoon Mangkhut, mostly in landslides in mountainous areas,...

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    Lankan ambassador to Vienna recalled for not answering phone

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:39am on September 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, officials...

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    Eight dead in Philippines as typhoon heads towards HK

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 12:34am on September 16, 2018

    A strong typhoon tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, killing at least eight people, wrecking homes and triggering landslides before heading...

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    Super Typhoon Mangkhut claims first victims

    Agence France-Presse . Tuguegarao | Updated at 12:51pm on September 15, 2018

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut — the biggest storm of the year — smashed through the Philippines on Saturday, and claimed its first death as...

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