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    Navalny freed after thousands rally against Putin and ‘pseudo-polls’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:12am on January 29, 2018

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been freed after a brief spell in police detention in Moscow as thousands rallied against a March election expected...

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    Japan calls on China to up North Korea cooperation

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:42pm on January 28, 2018

    Japan’s foreign minister called on China to increase cooperation on curbing North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme Sunday during...

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    Mattis wants to keep pressure on North Korea

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:15pm on January 27, 2018

    The United States and South Korea are going to keep tightening the screws on Pyongyang so that the hermit state gives up its nuclear programme,...

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    S Korea hospital blaze kills 37

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:05am on January 27, 2018

    A huge fire tore through a South Korean hospital on Friday killing at least 37 people, the government said, in the country’s worst blaze for...

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    Myanmar pillories US diplomat

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:16am on January 26, 2018

    Myanmar accused US diplomat Bill Richardson Thursday of a ‘personal attack’ on Aung San Suu Kyi after an excoriating takedown of the former darling of...

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    Gunmen storm Save the Children office in Afghanistan

    Reuters . Jalalabad | Updated at 12:05am on January 25, 2018

    Gunmen stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and battled security forces surrounding the...

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    Volcano eruption, avalanche at Japan ski resort kills one

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:45pm on January 23, 2018

    A Japanese soldier was killed on Tuesday after a volcano erupted near a popular Japanese ski resort, sparking an avalanche that left several injured and...

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    Thousands stranded, scores injured in snowbound Tokyo

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:35am on January 23, 2018

    A rare heavy blanket of snow in Tokyo on Tuesday left thousands of travellers stranded and scores injured, as frozen conditions snarled public transport in...

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    Seoul envoys visit North Korea to prepare pre-Olympics events

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:55am on January 23, 2018

    A South Korean delegation crossed into the North Tuesday to inspect venues for joint Olympic-linked events, even as controversy over the rapprochement mounted and Pyongyang...

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    ‘Fake news’ crutch used by SE Asian leaders to control media: critics

    Reuters . Manila/Bangkok | Updated at 12:05am on January 23, 2018

    Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms – now, they have found a handy crutch...

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