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    Myanmar Reuters journalists verdict postponed

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 10:36am on August 27, 2018

    The verdict in Myanmar's prosecution of two Reuters reporters accused of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act was postponed on Monday until September 3 because...

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    Iranian parliament removes finance minister from office

    Reuters . Theran | Updated at 04:24pm on August 26, 2018

    Iran's parliament sacked the minister of economic affairs and finance on Sunday, state media said, amid a sharp fall in the rial currency and a...

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    19 dead in China hotel fire

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:30am on August 26, 2018

    A fire that broke out at a hotel in China on Saturday left at least 19 people dead and 23 injured, state media said, with...

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    Nine-year-old boy dies after beating by Buddhist monk

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:45pm on August 24, 2018

    A nine-year-old Buddhist novice has died after a beating by a Thai monk who allegedly battered him with a stick and slammed his...

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    Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island: USGS

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:38am on August 19, 2018

    A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which...

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    Rohingyas are Myanmar citizens; accept them: Mahathir  

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:35pm on August 14, 2018

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said Myanmar must accept Rohingyas because they are their citizens as they have lived in Myanmar for generations. Mahathir...

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    Why has Turkey's currency fallen so sharply?

    Agence France-Presse. Istanbul, Turkey | Updated at 02:18am on August 14, 2018

    Turkey's lira has bled value against the dollar, leaving the country under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing its most serious economic challenge since a financial...

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    North, South Korea agree on third summit to be held in Pyongyang

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 01:17pm on August 13, 2018

    North and South Korea agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the latest step forward in cross-border ties this year after more...

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    Fire at Taiwan hospital kills 9, injures 15

    Reuters | Updated at 10:38am on August 13, 2018

    A fire at a hospital in Taiwan killed nine people on Monday and injured 15, authorities said. Premier William Lai was overseeing rescue efforts and...

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    Eight bodies found in Indonesian plane crash

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:29pm on August 12, 2018

    A 12-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said...

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