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    Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests

    Agence France-Presse. Hong Kong, China | Updated at 11:35pm on May 27, 2020

    Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub's legislature on Wednesday, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests...

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    Indian yogi ‘living without food, water’ dies at 90

    Agence France-Presse. Ahmedabad | Updated at 11:08am on May 27, 2020

    An Indian yogi, whose claims he spent decades without food or water earned him a band of devotees and the scepticism of doctors, died Tuesday,...

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    Japan bans visitors from Bangladesh, India, nine other countries

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:29pm on May 26, 2020

    Japan is expanding its entry ban on visitors from Bangladesh, India and nine other nations as part of border control steps to contain the COVID-19...

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    COVID-19 challenge increases as Muslims, Christians set to gather

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:12pm on May 24, 2020

    Muslims and Christians around the world gathered on Sunday to celebrate their faith as Eid-ul-Fitr begins and churches reopen from lockdowns, presenting fresh challenges for...

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    Wuhan lab bat coronavirus strains don’t match to COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse .Beijing | Updated at 11:50am on May 24, 2020

    The Chinese virology institute in the city where COVID-19 first emerged has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none matched the new contagion...

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    Global COVID-19 death toll hits 3,42,104

    Untied News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 11:31am on May 24, 2020

    The number of people who lost their battle against COVID-19 hit 3,42,104  as of Sunday morning while the total number of confirmed cases across the...

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    Survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash

    Agence France-Presse. Karachi | Updated at 09:34am on May 24, 2020

    One of the two people survived the plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people described the horror they faced to AFP. The Pakistan International...

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    Indonesians try to beat Eid exodus ban

    Agence France-Presse. Jakarta | Updated at 12:24pm on May 23, 2020

    Indonesians are turning to smugglers and bogus travel documents to get around bans on an annual end-of-Ramadan exodus that could send coronavirus cases skyrocketing in...

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    China military budget growth slows to 6.6pc

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:57am on May 23, 2020

    China will increase its military budget by a slower 6.6 per cent this year, the government announced Friday at the opening session of its annual...

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    Eid shopping rush in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 11:14pm on May 22, 2020

    Muslims across Asia have packed out markets as they prepare for the annual Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, ignoring coronavirus guidelines even as infections rise. The celebration, the...

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