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    Malaysia drops sex assault probe on PM-in-waiting Anwar

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 02:07am on January 15, 2020

    Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will not face charges over claims he sexually assaulted a male former aide, prosecutors said Tuesday, the latest such scandal to...

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    Road collapse kills at least six people in NW China

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Xining | Updated at 02:42pm on January 14, 2020

    Bodies of six victims have been found and retrieved while searching for the other four missing is underway, after a road collapsed on Monday in...

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    Thousands face uncertainty as Philippine volcano spews lava

    Agence France-Presse . Tanauan, Philippines | Updated at 02:14pm on January 14, 2020

    Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their...

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    Japanese billionaire seeks girlfriend for moon trip

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:59pm on January 13, 2020

    A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the Moon with him on a SpaceX rocket. Yusaku...

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    Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, lava

    Agence France-Presse . Talisay City, Philippines | Updated at 03:11pm on January 13, 2020

    Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning spewed from a volcano south of the Philippine capital on Monday, grounding hundreds of flights as...

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    Hong Kong rally seeks international support

    Associated Press/ United News of Bangladesh . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:52pm on January 12, 2020

    More than a thousand people attended a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge people and governments abroad to support the city’s pro-democracy movement...

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    China slams US for congratulating Tsai

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:49pm on January 12, 2020

    China on Sunday slammed officials from the US and other countries for congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen after she was re-elected with a landslide victory...

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    Thousands run in Thai anti-government fun

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:46pm on January 12, 2020

    Around 10,000 Thais joined a ‘run against dictatorship’ on Sunday, shouting slogans and wielding three-finger salutes from the Hunger Games films in the largest show...

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    2 US soldiers killed by Afghanistan roadside bomb

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 01:05am on January 12, 2020

    Two American soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan on Saturday when a Taliban roadside bomb ripped through an army vehicle, officials said. Two other soldiers...

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    Tsai declares victory in Taiwan election

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:59pm on January 11, 2020

    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen declared victory in Saturday’s election as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing’s campaign to isolate the self-ruled island, handing its...

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