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    UN experts urge Pakistan not to execute mentally ill prisoner

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:35am on January 14, 2019

    UN experts on Sunday urged Pakistan to stay the ‘arbitrary execution’ of a former police officer suffering from mental illness, just days before his sentence...

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    Chinese coal mine collapse kills 21

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 11:03am on January 13, 2019

    A coal mine roof collapse in northwest China’s Shaanxi province killed 21 miners on Saturday, the state-run People’s Daily reported on Sunday. The accident is...

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    Thai security forces kill two linked to deadly shooting at school

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:17pm on January 12, 2019

    Two insurgents believed to be tied to a motorcycle drive-by shooting at a school in Thailand’s south were shot dead Saturday, police said, as UNICEF...

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    Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets...

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    N Korea should take bold steps towards denuclearisation: S Korea

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 02:43pm on January 10, 2019

    North Korea needs to take ‘more bold and practical measures for denuclearisation’ to ensure sanctions are lifted, South’s president Moon Jae-in said on Thursday with...

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    Founder of South Korean largest porn site jailed

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:51pm on January 10, 2019

    The female co-founder of South Koreas largest porn site has been jailed following months of mounting public fury over the spread of secretly filmed spycam...

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    Attacker wounds 20 children at Beijing school

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on January 09, 2019

    Twenty children were wounded in an attack at an elementary school in Beijing Tuesday with three suffering serious injuries, local authorities said, as state-run media...

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    Asylum assessment of Saudi woman in Thailand to take days: UNHCR

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 02:48pm on January 08, 2019

    The asylum claim of a young Saudi woman who resisted deportation from Thailand in a gripping, live-tweeted ordeal will take ‘several days’ to assess, the...

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    Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:53am on January 08, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Tuesday on an unannounced visit to Beijing for talks with president Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp up for...

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    Taliban attack kills 21 in Afghanistan

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:07am on January 08, 2019

    Taliban insurgents have stormed security posts in west Afghanistan, killing 21 police and pro-government militia members, officials said on Monday, the latest in a surge...

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