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    Assad close to retaking Ghouta as rebels quit

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:25am on March 23, 2018

    The Syrian government appeared close to ending rebel resistance in eastern Ghouta as civilians streamed from one of its besieged, bomb-battered towns and insurgents prepared...

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    At least 17 killed in Thai bus crash

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:20am on March 22, 2018

    At least 17 people were killed and dozens of others wounded when a bus travelling in northeastern Thailand veered off the road and smashed into...

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    32 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:17am on March 22, 2018

    A suicide bomber blew himself up near a shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, as the Afghan capital...

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    North Korea denies sanctions prompted diplomatic thaw

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:55am on March 21, 2018

    North Korea has broken its silence on the diplomatic thaw with Washington and Seoul, saying it is driving the ‘peace offensive’ and rejecting suggestions that...

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    19 dead as bus plunges off Philippine cliff

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:45am on March 21, 2018

    Nineteen people were killed and 21 others injured when a passenger bus lost control and plunged off a cliff in the central Philippines, police said...

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    36 Syria troops killed in attack on Damascus

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:27pm on March 20, 2018

    A monitor said Tuesday three dozen pro-government fighters were killed in a district of Syria’s capital as Islamic State jihadists took control of it in...

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    South Korea military drills to resume despite thaw with North

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:43am on March 20, 2018

    The United States and South Korea announced Tuesday that their annual joint military drills would go ahead next month, with no significant downsize in scale...

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    Empowered Xi says China ready to fight 'bloody battle'

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:55am on March 20, 2018

    Chinese president Xi Jinping warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it will face the ‘punishment of history’ for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest...

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    Britain, EU agree Brexit transition deal

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:37pm on March 19, 2018

    Britain and the European Union on Monday reached a landmark deal on a transition phase that will see London follow the bloc’s rules for nearly...

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    Turkey-led forces comb Syria’s Afrin after ousting Kurds

    Agence France-Presse . Afrin | Updated at 09:31pm on March 19, 2018

    Turkish-led forces secured the city of Afrin on Monday after a deadly two-month assault that dealt the Kurds a major blow and could reshape the...