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    North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear bomb test site

    Reuters | Updated at 10:27am on May 13, 2018

    North Korea has scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear bomb test site for sometimes between May 23 and 25 in order to uphold its pledge...

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    13 dead in Indonesia church attacks

    Reuters . Surabaya | Updated at 12:05am on May 14, 2018

    A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13...

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    Najib hit with travel ban after poll loss

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:28am on May 13, 2018

    Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak was hit with a travel ban Saturday as speculation mounted he was about to flee the country following his shock...

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    Malaysia's scandal-mired Najib hit with travel ban after poll loss

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:43am on May 12, 2018

    Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said Saturday he was going to take a ‘short break’ after his election loss, as an angry crowd descended...

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    Thai police seize $45m worth of meth in Bangkok

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:46am on May 12, 2018

    Ten million made-in-Myanmar Yaba pills and nearly half a tonne of crystal meth hidden in tea packages have been pulled from a convoy of cars...

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    Malaysia king to pardon Anwar, paving way for return to politics

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:05am on May 12, 2018

    Malaysia’s king has agreed to pardon Anwar Ibrahim immediately, the country’s newly installed prime minister said Friday, paving the way for the jailed leader to...

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    Philippines’ top court votes to oust Duterte-critic judge

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:26am on May 11, 2018

    Judges of the Philippines’ top court voted Friday to remove their chief justice, who faced ouster efforts after battling with president Rodrigo Duterte over his...

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    Indonesia evacuates residents, shuts airport after Java volcano erupts

    Reuters | Updated at 11:00am on May 11, 2018

    Indonesian authorities ordered people living near a volcano to leave their homes on Friday and a major city closed its airport after the 5,500 metre...

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    Mahathir sworn in as world’s oldest leader

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2018

    Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was Thursday sworn in as the world’s oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept Malaysia’s establishment from power after...

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    Malaysia’s Mahathir makes magic return

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 02:05am on May 10, 2018

    Malaysia’s opposition alliance headed by veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, has won a historic election victory, official results showed Thursday, ending the six-decade rule of...

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