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    Southeast Asia wary of China’s Belt and Road project: survey

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 12:47am on January 07, 2019

    Southeast Asian countries should be cautious in negotiating with China on its flagship Belt and Road Initiative to avoid being trapped in unsustainable debt, 70...

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    30 killed in gold mine collapse in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kunduz, Afghanistan | Updated at 12:46am on January 07, 2019

    At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, in the latest tragedy to strike the...

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    Floods, blackouts after storm Pabuk hits Thailand

    Agence France-Presse . Nakhon Si Thammarat | Updated at 12:08am on January 06, 2019

    Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand Saturday, as relieved tourists stranded on islands...

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    Xi calls on army to be battle-ready

    Reuters . Shanghai | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2019

    China’s armed forces must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle, president Xi Jinping told a meeting of...

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    Record $3.1 million paid in New Year’s tuna auction

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:13pm on January 05, 2019

    A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late...

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    Storm Pabuk lashes Thailand

    Agence France-Presse . Nakhon Si Thammarat | Updated at 12:36am on January 05, 2019

    Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk struck the kingdom, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing power blackouts,...

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    Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful ‘reunification’

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:02am on January 03, 2019

    China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful ‘reunification’ with the self-ruled island that...

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    Landslides kill 15 in Indonesia

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    Indonesian rescue teams were searching for victims of a series of landslides that killed at least 15 people on New Year’s Day, officials said, after...

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    Tears as Japan emperor gives last New Year speech

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    Japan’s emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year’s address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling a record turnout of well-wishers that he was...

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    Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:13am on January 02, 2019

    Taliban fighters killed more than 20 Afghan security forces in simultaneous raids on a provincial capital and district in northern Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday,...

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