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    North Korea conducts very important test: KCNA

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:21pm on December 08, 2019

    North Korea said Sunday it had carried out a ‘very important test’ at its space launch centre, as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over...

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    43 killed in Delhi factory fire

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:45am on December 08, 2019

    At least 43 people were killed Sunday in a devastating fire that ripped through a bag factory in the congested old quarter of the Indian...

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    Official documents shed light on Tokyo’s role in ‘comfort women’

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 11:26pm on December 07, 2019

    The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one ‘comfort woman’ for every 70 soldiers, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing wartime government documents...

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    HK police chief promises flexibility ahead of rally

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 11:15pm on December 07, 2019

    Hong Kong’s new police commissioner said on Saturday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a...

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    Indian rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

    Reuters . Unnao, India | Updated at 10:32am on December 07, 2019

    A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting...

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    China imposes reciprocal restrictions on US diplomats

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:21am on December 07, 2019

    China on Friday said it had taken ‘reciprocal’ measures against US diplomats in the country, ordering them to notify the foreign ministry before meeting with...

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    N Korea raises dotard spectre

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:24pm on December 06, 2019

    North Korea has threatened to resume referring to US president Donald Trump as a ‘dotard’, raising the prospect of a return to a war of...

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    HK gives protesters green light for march on Sunday

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:35pm on December 05, 2019

    Hong Kong authorities granted protesters permission to march this weekend, organisers said on Thursday, giving the green light to a rally seen as a gauge...

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    Indonesian faints during whipping for Sharia-banned sex

    Agence-France-Presse .  Indonesia | Updated at 10:22pm on December 05, 2019

    An Indonesian man who fainted as he was being whipped for pre-marital sex Thursday was revived to receive the rest of his punishment before being...

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    Anwar says sexual assault claim is ‘politics at its worst’

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:51pm on December 05, 2019

    Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s prime-minister-in-waiting, denied on Thursday that he had sexually assaulted a former male aide, describing the accusation as ‘politics at its worst’ days...

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