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    China scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2018

    A scientist in China claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.Chinese university professor He Jiankui...

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    Taiwan’s president quits party leadership

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 01:17am on November 25, 2018

    Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen resigned as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party Saturday after it suffered major defeats in key mid-term polls, a significant...

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    Suicide blast at Afghanistan mosque kills 26

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    A suicide blast at a mosque in an army base in eastern Afghanistan on Friday killed at least 26 people and wounded 50, security officials...

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    Bamboo house for Manila slums wins top prize in future cities contest

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 04:44pm on November 22, 2018

    The creator of a low-cost house made of bamboo to tackle the chronic shortage of affordable housing in the Philippine capital has won a top...

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    Death sentence over deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:37am on November 21, 2018

    An Indian court Tuesday handed down a rare death sentence over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead following the assassination of prime...

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    Sri Lanka reinstates top detective after outcry

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:26am on November 21, 2018

    Sri Lankan police reversed on Tuesday a decision sacking a top detective investigating a string of high-profile gruesome cases involving the rich and powerful, following...

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    50 killed in suicide attack on Kabul religious gathering

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on November 21, 2018

    At least 50 people were killed in a suicide attack on a religious celebration in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, in one of the deadliest...

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    Lanka removes top Rajapakse investigator amid crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 20, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s president ordered the removal of a police chief investigating alleged crimes by the family and associates of his preferred candidate for prime minister...

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    US envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:10am on November 19, 2018

    The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday....

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    Cyclone Gaja leaves 35 dead

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:00am on November 18, 2018

    At least 35 people were killed in the severe cyclonic storm Gaja that battered Tamil Nadu coast Friday, reports The Indian Express....

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