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    Indonesia sifts through plane debris, orders jet inspection

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on October 31, 2018

    Indonesia ordered the inspection of all Boeing 737-MAX airliners on Tuesday as rescue teams recovered more victims from a brand new Lion Air jet that...

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    Protests greet world’s biggest statue in remote corner of India

    Agence-France-Presse . India | Updated at 01:28am on October 30, 2018

    Angry local communities have warned India’s prime minister Narendra Modi to stay away from the inauguration on Wednesday of the world’s biggest statue, a 600...

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    Japanese Princess Ayako gives up royal status to marry commoner

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 01:24am on October 30, 2018

    Princess Ayako married commoner Kei Moriya on Monday at a traditional ceremony at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine, to become the latest female royal to leave Japan’s...

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    Indonesia plane with 189 on board crashes

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 11:00am on October 29, 2018

    An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea on Monday as it tried to circle back to the capital, Jakarta, from...

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    One dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis escalates

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:01am on October 29, 2018

    A constitutional crisis gripping Sri Lanka since the president’s shock dismissal of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe erupted into violence Sunday, with a man shot dead...

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    Pakistan poses three times more terror risk than Syria: report

    New Age Desk | Updated at 02:09am on October 28, 2018

    Pakistan remains to be a breeding ground of terrorism with the country registering the highest number of terrorist bases and safe havens, reveals a report.

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    Afghans risk their lives to vote in delayed Kandahar poll

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 01:50am on October 28, 2018

    Afghans risked their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the...

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    Sri Lanka crisis worsens

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on October 28, 2018

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament Saturday to forestall a challenge against his surprise ouster of the prime minister, deepening a sudden swell of...

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    Sri Lanka president sacks PM, installs Rajapakse

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:13am on October 27, 2018

    Maithripala Sirisena installed Sri Lanka’s controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse as the country’s new prime minister Friday, the president’s office said, in a surprise...

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    Abe makes rare China visit as relations thaw

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:41am on October 26, 2018

    Japan’s Shinzo Abe arrived in China Thursday, the first visit to the Asian giant by a Japanese prime minister since relations between the two countries...

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