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    China demands US to cancel arms sale to Taiwan

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    China demanded Tuesday that the United States ‘immediately cancel’ a potential sale of $2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft...

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    Ex-UN aid worker jailed in Nepal for sexually abusing boys

    Reuters .  Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    A court in Nepal has sentenced a former UN aid worker from Canada to nine years in jail on charges of sexually abusing two boys,...

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    Extradition bill dead: HK leader

    Agence-France-Presse . China | Updated at 10:36am on July 09, 2019

    Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Tuesday said a China extradition bill that sparked unprecedented political unrest ‘is dead’— but protesters immediately dismissed her...

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    South Korean follows parents in rare defection to North

    Agence-France-Presse .  Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    A South Korean man has defected to North Korea, following in the footsteps of his political parents who also made a high-profile switch of allegiance...

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    HK police arrest 5 after overnight clashes

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    Five people were arrested during overnight clashes in Hong Kong between riot officers and anti-government protesters, police said Monday, as the political violence rocking the...

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    Bus crash kills 29 in Agra

    Agence-France-Presse . Agra | Updated at 01:56pm on July 08, 2019

    At least 29 people were killed and 18 others injured when a bus veered off a notorious Indian highway after the driver apparently fell asleep,...

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    Afghan-Taliban peace talks resume

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 01:39pm on July 08, 2019

    Dozens of powerful Afghans resumed talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, where a possible...

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    Tsunami alert after quake in Indonesia

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:23am on July 08, 2019

    A 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the northeastern coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island late on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning. The quake...

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    Hong Kong protesters march again

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on July 08, 2019

    Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of one of Hong Kong’s main tourism districts on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors...

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    HK protesters to hold rally at China station

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 03:37pm on July 07, 2019

    Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong plan to rally later Sunday outside a controversial station where...

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