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    Bhutan chooses new party to form govt

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu | Updated at 12:57am on October 19, 2018

    Bhutan’s voters on Thursday gave an overwhelming victory to a new party headed by a surgeon in only the third democratic election held by the...

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    Maldives court frees Abdul Gayoom

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:43am on October 19, 2018

    A Maldivian court overturned the 19-month jail term of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on Thursday, a month after the former president’s estranged half-brother and jailer suffered...

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    India looks to tighten sexual harassment laws

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:58pm on October 18, 2018

    India is considering tightening sexual harassment laws, government officials said on Thursday, after an avalanche of complaints of abuse lodged by women in recent weeks...

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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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