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    Indonesia disaster ‘punishment for gay activities’, says Malaysian politician

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:40pm on October 23, 2018

    Malaysia’s opposition leader said Tuesday a quake-tsunami that killed thousands in neighbouring Indonesia was ‘punishment from Allah’ for the...

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    Taiwan's president meets relatives of 18 killed in worst rail tragedy in decades

    Reuters . Yilan | Updated at 12:08pm on October 22, 2018

    Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen offered words of comfort and encouragement on Monday as she met relatives of the 18 dead and 187 injured after a...

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    Afghan polling centres plagued by problems as casualties surge

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 02:15am on October 22, 2018

    Problems plagued hundreds of Afghan polling centres Sunday in the shambolic legislative election’s second day of voting, fuelling criticism of organisers and eroding hopes for...

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    22 dead after train flips in Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Yilan | Updated at 02:10am on October 22, 2018

    At least 22 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the...

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    Yameen’s defeat in Maldives election upheld by SC

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:46am on October 22, 2018

    The Maldives’ top court Sunday ended weeks of uncertainty by rejecting president Abdulla Yameen’s controversial bid to annul last month’s election results, upholding his landslide...

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    14 dead in violence across Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:46am on October 22, 2018

    Violence across Kashmir left at least 14 people dead Sunday, police and military officials said, including six civilians killed when an explosion detonated among a...

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    Rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China

    Reuters . Taipei | Updated at 01:07am on October 21, 2018

    Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing’s ‘bullying’ and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island...

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    Imran Khan to attend controversial Saudi confce

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 02:22am on October 20, 2018

    Pakistan’s foreign ministry announced Friday that prime minister Imran Khan will attend a Saudi Arabian investment conference, despite a string of cancellations from leading policy-makers...

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    At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in Amritsar

    Reuters . Amritsar | Updated at 10:24pm on October 19, 2018

    At least 50 people were killed Friday after a train plowed into revellers gathered to watch a Hindu festival in India's northern Amritsar city, police...

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    Bhutan chooses new party to form govt

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu | Updated at 12:57am on October 19, 2018

    Bhutan’s voters on Thursday gave an overwhelming victory to a new party headed by a surgeon in only the third democratic election held by the...