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    North Korea intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, South says

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 02:47pm on October 12, 2018

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, materials and facilities to achieve ‘complete’ denuclearisation, South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who...

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    Indonesia calls off grim search for dead

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    Indonesia Thursday called off the grim search for those killed in a quake-tsunami, with no hope of retrieving around 5,000 bodies believed to be still...

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    Rocket carrying space station crew fails in midair, crew safe

    Reuters . Baikonur, Kazakhstan | Updated at 04:29pm on October 11, 2018

    A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and US astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday,...

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    IMF warns against trade, currency wars, urges fix to global rules

    Reuters . Nusa Dua | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Thursday warned countries against engaging in trade and currency wars that hurt global growth and imperil ‘innocent...

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    Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on October 11, 2018

    Myanmar police Wednesday arrested three journalists after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon’s government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung...

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    Myanmar not willing to probe Rohingya abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    Myanmar is ‘unable and unwilling’ to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to...

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    Suu Kyi promises ‘transparency’ over Rohingya atrocities

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:29am on October 09, 2018

    Embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to increase transparency over her government’s handling of the Rohingya crisis while pitching for foreign investment in...

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    UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

    Agence France-Presse . Incheon | Updated at 11:14am on October 08, 2018

    Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is ‘unprecedented in scale,’ the UN said Monday in...

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    China confirms Interpol chief detained

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 10:46am on October 08, 2018

    China said on Sunday it was investigating Meng Hongwei for suspected wrongdoing after the head of the global law enforcement organisation Interpol and Chinese vice...

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    Missing toll soars to 5,000 in Indonesia quake

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2018

    The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an...

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