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    Strong 6.4 magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:54pm on January 22, 2019

    A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumba on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there...

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    Over 100 killed in Afghan military base attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than...

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    Indian opposition stages giant joint rally to oust Modi

    Reuters . Kolkata | Updated at 12:29am on January 20, 2019

    India’s main opposition parties joined forces against prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead...

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    Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on January 20, 2019

    Rival groups held demonstrations in Thailand’s capital on Saturday, with hundreds of people demanding quick elections to end military rule and a much smaller group...

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    Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 02:34pm on January 19, 2019

    Gunmen in Thailand’s deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said on Saturday, capping a week of...

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    ASEAN ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, S China Sea

    Associated Press/ United News of Bangladesh . Chiang Mai | Updated at 01:21am on January 19, 2019

    Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations have hewed to the group’s practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions...

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    Crocodile mauls woman to death in Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Minahasa | Updated at 06:59pm on January 16, 2019

    An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a huge pet crocodile on the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday. Deasy Tuwo, the head...

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    Belarus model claiming having Trump’s Russia secrets proof to be released

    Agence France-Presse . Pattaya | Updated at 05:36pm on January 15, 2019

    A Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was ordered released on Tuesday, nearly a year...

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    Myanmar delays UN refugee chief’s visit

    Agence France-Presse . United States | Updated at 01:18pm on January 15, 2019

    Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said...

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    Chinese media rejects suggestion death for Canadian drug smuggler a pressure tactic

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:58pm on January 15, 2019

    China is not putting pressure on Canada by sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, and any suggestion it was doing so showed ‘rude...

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