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    HK leader apologises after mosque hit by police water cannon

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised to the city’s Muslim community on Monday after police fired a water cannon at a major mosque during operations...

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    Tear gas, water cannon fired as crowds defy Hong Kong rally ban

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:21am on October 21, 2019

    Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas on Sunday as crowds held an illegal march, with hardcore protesters throwing petrol bombs and trashing...

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    Jokowi kicks off new term at heavily guarded ceremony

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, as helicopters flew overhead and troops kept watch in the capital Jakarta...

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    Villagers search for bodies as Afghan blast toll rises to 70

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    Villagers searched for the bodies of their loved ones on Saturday in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that collapsed in a blast...

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    Hong Kong protesters plan mass march today

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam took to the airwaves on Saturday to back the use of force by police ahead of a major anti-government march...

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    Japan’s emperor declares enthronement

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2019

    Japanese emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended by some 2,000 people, including heads of state and...

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    Afghan mosque blast kills 62

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 09:13pm on October 18, 2019

    At least 62 people were killed by a blast inside an Afghan mosque during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations...

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    Afghanistan to miss deadline for presidential poll results

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2019

    Preliminary results in Afghanistan’s presidential election will be delayed beyond Saturday’s deadline, two officials from the independent election commission said, probably for more than a...

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    Four, including three children, killed in Philippine earthquake

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 03:09pm on October 17, 2019

    Three children were among four people killed after a powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippines, authorities said Thursday...

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    HK parliament descends into chaos

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:06pm on October 17, 2019

    Hong Kong’s parliament descended into chaos on Thursday with lawmakers dragged out by security guards for heckling leader Carrie Lam as they demanded an inquiry...

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