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    Myanmar anti-Islam monk barred from FB

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:10am on June 13, 2017

    A Myanmar monk once dubbed the ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’ for his extremist diatribes says he has been banned from using Facebook, as the site ramps...

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    Tale of Pakistan’s growing population

    Agence France-Presse . Bannu | Updated at 01:18am on June 11, 2017

    Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan’s skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first...

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    Japan's parliament clears way for emperor's abdication

    Reuters | Updated at 10:50am on June 09, 2017

    Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing emperor Akihito to abdicate, clearing the way for the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly...

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    Bodies, debris found in sea

    Agence France-Presse . San Hlan | Updated at 12:34am on June 09, 2017

    Hundreds of people gathered on a beach in southern Myanmar on Thursday desperately waiting for news of their loved ones as the first bodies arrived...

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    North Korea fires suspected land-to-ship missiles as South Korea delays THAAD

    Reuters | Updated at 11:10am on June 08, 2017

    North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's military said, a day after the South...

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    Myanmar military plane with 104 aboard goes missing

    Associated Press | Updated at 06:03pm on June 07, 2017

    A Myanmar military spokesman says a transport plane with more than 100 people on board has gone missing on a flight from the country's south...

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    Diplomatic row rocks ME

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:45am on June 07, 2017

    Non-Arab nations in Asia, such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan, are getting caught in the middle after Saudi Arabia led a clampdown on Qatar, accusing...

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    Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:38am on June 04, 2017

    Police in the Philippines say the suspect behind the casino attack that left dozens dead was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling...

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    US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands

    BBC | Updated at 10:35am on June 03, 2017

    The US will not accept China's militarisation of man-made islands in the South China Sea, defence secretary James Mattis has warned...

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    UN imposes targeted sanctions on North Korea

    BBC | Updated at 08:35am on June 03, 2017

    The UN Security Council has expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea in response to a series of missile tests conducted by Pyongyang this year...

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