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    At least 24 dead in ‘arson attack’ on Japan studio

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:19pm on July 18, 2019

    A suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan killed 24 people dead...

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    HK’s expat police become focus of protester rage

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2019

    A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong’s colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: a dwindling band of expat police...

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    Indo-Pak spy case ruling due at WC

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 03:07pm on July 17, 2019

    The International Court of Justice will decide on Wednesday on India’s bid to remove an alleged

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    Thousands evacuated in Taiwan ahead of typhoon

    Reuters . Taipei | Updated at 02:19pm on July 17, 2019

    Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday as the island braced for its first typhoon...

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    Malaysian MPs back lowering voting age to 18

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    Malaysia’s parliament Tuesday backed lowering the voting age from 21 to 18, a change that would add millions of people to the electoral roll and...

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    $8 lakh spent in one day on Najib’s cards, court hears

    Agence-France-Presse . Kuala Lumpu | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    Credit cards belonging to Malaysia’s disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak were used to spend over $800,000 in one day at a luxury jeweller in Italy, a...

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    Duterte slammed over anti-harassment law

    Agence-France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, whose rape jokes have sparked outrage in the past, drew fresh flak Tuesday after signing a law against sexual harassment, with...

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    Chinese diplomats take to Twitter to defend Beijing

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    Chinese diplomats are increasingly turning to Twitter to defend Beijing’s policies to the international community, taking combative stances and courting controversy on a platform banned...

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    Scores of aftershocks hit Indonesia after quake kills two

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:44pm on July 15, 2019

    Indonesia’s Moluccas islands were hit by scores of aftershocks on Monday after an earthquake killed at least two people, prompting hundreds of people to flee...

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    China holds military drills on southeast coast

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    China’s military recently carried out air and naval drills along its southeast coast, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday, following the latest arms sales from...

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