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    Earthquakes jolt Indonesia, Japan

    Reuters | Updated at 11:57am on June 24, 2019

    Two earthquakes jolted Indonesia and Japan on Monday...

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    Protectionism slammed as SE Asian leaders rally to trade pact

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:34am on June 24, 2019

    Southeast Asian leaders made an impassioned plea against protectionism at a regional summit in Bangkok Sunday, warning that a dragging US-China trade spat could hammer...

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    Kim receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:47pm on June 23, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has received a personal letter of ‘excellent content’ from US president Donald Trump, the country’s state news agency...

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    Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 18

    Agence-France-Presse . Cambodia | Updated at 11:55am on June 23, 2019

    Victims of the Cambodia building collapse were buried alive as they slept, a survivor said on Sunday, as the death toll at the Chinese-owned site...

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    ASEAN summit starts in Bangkok

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes in...

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    Hong Kong police slam ‘illegal’ blockade of its HQ

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:34pm on June 22, 2019

    Hong Kong police on Saturday slammed an ‘illegal’ blockade of its headquarters...

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    3 killed, several hurt in Cambodia building collapse: official

    Agence France-Presse . Phnom Penh | Updated at 11:34am on June 22, 2019

    At least three people died when an under-construction...

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    China rescues 1,100 women sold as wives

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:07am on June 22, 2019

    Chinese police have rescued over 1,100 women from Southeast Asia who were ‘sold’ as wives last year, authorities said Friday.Seventeen children were also saved in...

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    Anti-extradition protesters flood streets of Hong Kong

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:21am on June 22, 2019

    Thousands of demonstrators blockaded police headquarters on Friday as Asia’s leading financial centre braced itself for a third weekend of mass protests against an extradition...

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    N Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

    Agence France-Presse . Pyongyang | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour,...

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