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    29 HK protesters arrested in overnight clashes

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 10:58am on August 25, 2019

    Hong Kong police said on Sunday that they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to disperse anti-government...

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    Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city streets

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    Hong Kong riot police on Saturday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, in another...

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    US, SE Asia to hold first ever joint maritime drill

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    The US and 10 Southeast Asian states will hold their first-ever joint maritime exercises in September, aimed at preventing ‘wrongdoing’ as Washington and Beijing jostle...

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    British consulate staffer, detained in China, returns to HK

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 03:04pm on August 24, 2019

    A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday...

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    North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 02:35pm on August 24, 2019

    North Korea Saturday fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles  into the sea after vowing to remain the biggest ‘threat’ to the United...

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    Drugs worth $161m seized in Malaysia

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:17am on August 24, 2019

    Malaysian authorities on Friday said they had seized nearly 3.7 tonnes of ketamine and cocaine worth about $161 million in the country’s biggest drugs haul...

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    Taliban talks resume

    Agence France-Presse . Afghanistan | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    The US and the Taliban met in Doha on Thursday, an American source close to the talks said, for potentially decisive dialogue to allow Washington...

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    US ship passes through Taiwan Strait

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    The United States sent a Navy ship through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, rekindling one of a growing number of flashpoints in Washington’s relationship with...

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    South Korea fails to grasp North Korea threat: Japan

    Reuters . Tokyo/Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Japanese minister of defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Korea’s decision to end an intelligence-sharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate...

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    Hong Kongers protests forming human chain

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations...

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