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    Kim invites Trump in letter

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US president Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a...

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    Hong Kong lawmaker urges UN to probe growing ‘police brutality’

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    A Hong Kong lawmaker called Monday on the UN to launch an international investigation into a police crackdown on pro-democracy protests, voicing alarm at escalating...

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    Dozens of tigers dead after confiscation from Thai temple

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    More than half of the 147 tigers confiscated from a controversial Thai temple have died, park officials said Monday, blaming genetic problems linked to in-breeding...

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    80,000 homes still without power a week after Japan typhoon

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    Almost 80,000 homes are still without power a week after a powerful typhoon battered eastern Japan, authorities said Monday, with sustained heavy rain prompting evacuation...

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    Hong Kong returns to violence

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 04:57pm on September 15, 2019

    Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of...

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    US imposes sanctions on N Korean hacking groups

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2019

    The US Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attacks and hacking of...

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    Hong Kong police break up clashes between rival protesters

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2019

    Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial...

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    Hong Kong protesters take to hills

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:47am on September 14, 2019

    Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the colourful Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop to the...

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    Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

    Agence France-Presse . Pekanbaru, Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2019

    The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the...

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    Taliban sends warning to Trump in bitter exchange

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2019

    The war of words between the Taliban and President Donald Trump escalated Thursday as the Afghan insurgents warned that the US leader had failed to...

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