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    Suu Kyi promises ‘transparency’ over Rohingya atrocities

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:29am on October 09, 2018

    Embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to increase transparency over her government’s handling of the Rohingya crisis while pitching for foreign investment in...

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    UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

    Agence France-Presse . Incheon | Updated at 11:14am on October 08, 2018

    Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is ‘unprecedented in scale,’ the UN said Monday in...

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    China confirms Interpol chief detained

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 10:46am on October 08, 2018

    China said on Sunday it was investigating Meng Hongwei for suspected wrongdoing after the head of the global law enforcement organisation Interpol and Chinese vice...

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    Missing toll soars to 5,000 in Indonesia quake

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2018

    The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an...

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    Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-N Korea summit ‘at earliest date’

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2018

    Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US president Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said Sunday, after Washington’s top...

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    Pompeo eyes progress over Trump-Kim summit

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:02am on October 07, 2018

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he hoped to accelerate a second summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump as he kicked off...

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    Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Palu | Updated at 01:01am on October 07, 2018

    Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia’s quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning Saturday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the...

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    Shahbaz Sharif remanded to NAB custody for 10 days

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:14am on October 07, 2018

    An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday granted 10-day physical remand of PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif to the National Accountability Bureau in the Ashiana Housing...

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    S Korea jails ex-president for 15 yrs on corruption charges

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of...

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    Duterte says underwent cancer testing

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2018

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he is awaiting the results of fresh medical tests, adding that ‘if it’s cancer, it’s cancer’.

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