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    Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

    Reuters . Naypyitaw | Updated at 02:05am on March 29, 2018

    Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday picked a close ally of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s new president, a move unlikely to...

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    Kim pledges commitment to denuclearization, says China

    Reuters | Updated at 10:28am on March 28, 2018

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping sought to portray strong ties between the long-time allies despite a recent chill...

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    ‘Modi uses his app to spy on Indians’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on March 28, 2018

    India’s ruling and main opposition parties on Monday accused each other of using social media dirty tricks to mine and share followers’ personal data...

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    Fire kills 64 as Putin blames criminal negligence

    Agence France-Presse . Kemerovo | Updated at 12:05am on March 28, 2018

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said ‘criminal negligence’ was to blame for a Siberian mall fire that killed at least 64 people, including 41...

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    Japan’s Abe apologises amid cronyism scandal, vows to revise constitution

    Reuters | Updated at 02:08pm on March 25, 2018

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings in a slump amid a suspected cronyism scandal and cover-up, apologised again on Sunday for...

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    Syrian rebels preparing to quit Eastern Ghouta

    Agence France-Presse . Arbin | Updated at 08:31pm on March 24, 2018

    Syrian rebels and civilians prepared on Saturday to evacuate the penultimate opposition-held pocket of Eastern Ghouta, as the government moved ever closer to securing the...

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    Suu Kyi ally looks set for Myanmar presidency

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on March 24, 2018

    A close ally of Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took a step closer to becoming the country’s new president after the lower house...

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    Mahathir gatecrashes ‘too old to be PM’ forum

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 09:51pm on March 23, 2018

    Sick of people sniping about his advancing years, Malaysia’s 92-year-old ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad gatecrashed a forum where voters were discussing whether he was too old...

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    Russian strikes kill 37 in Ghouta’s Arbin

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 09:48pm on March 23, 2018

    Russian air strikes killed 37 civilians in the Arbin area of the shrinking rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus overnight, the Syrian Observatory for...

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    Apartment blaze in Ho Chi Minh City kills 13, injures 27

    Reuters | Updated at 11:54am on March 23, 2018

    A fire in a Ho Chi Minh City apartment block killed 13 people in the early hours of Friday, state media and a fire department...

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