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    Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue

    Agence France-Presse . Nha Trang, Vietnam | Updated at 10:48am on September 10, 2019

    Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia -- dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia...

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    Hong Kong children form human chains of protest

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:16am on September 10, 2019

    Hundreds of uniformed school students, many wearing masks, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another...

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    99 Malaysian couples tie knot on auspicious day

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    Ninety-nine couples tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at a Chinese temple in Malaysia on Monday, the ninth day of the ninth month...

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    One dead as Typhoon hits Tokyo

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 02:58pm on September 09, 2019

    One of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital, Tokyo, on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking...

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    Suicide bomber killed in Philippine

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 02:23pm on September 09, 2019

    A suicide bomber dressed in a traditional Muslim woman’s gown died after detonating a bomb outside a military camp in the restive southern Philippines, but...

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    Huge crowd takes Hong Kong protest message to US consulate

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:30am on September 09, 2019

    A huge crowd of pro-democracy activists marched to the United States consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure...

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    Powerful typhoon Faxai pummels Tokyo region

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2019

    Typhoon  Faxai, upgraded to a ‘very strong’ storm with potentially record winds and rain, battered the Tokyo region late Sunday, sparking evacuation warnings to tens...

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    Hong Kong police fend off airport protests

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    Hong Kong police prevented anti-government protesters from blocking access to the airport on Saturday, but fired tear gas for a second night running in the...

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    Typhoon knocks out power in S Korea

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    A powerful typhoon slammed into South Korea early on Saturday, killing at least one person and disrupting power to 57,000 households before turning toward North...

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    Muslim rebels hand over guns

    Agence France-Presse . Sultan Kudarat | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    Muslim rebels in the mainly Catholic Philippines began handing over their guns to independent foreign monitors Saturday, as part of a peace treaty aimed at...

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