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    Solih sworn in as Maldives president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:23am on November 18, 2018

    Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in...

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    11 killed as Cyclone Gaja ravages Indian coast

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

    At least 11 people were reported dead Friday as a powerful cyclone battered India’s eastern coast, authorities said.Thousands of trees were felled by winds that...

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    Japan cyber security minister never used computer

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:00am on November 17, 2018

    A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing...

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    Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide

    Agence France-Presse . Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Updated at 02:37pm on November 16, 2018

    Two top leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide on Friday, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall...

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    Japanese man married to a hologram

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:15am on November 13, 2018

    Akihiko Kondo’s mother refused an invitation to her only son’s wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn’t such a surprise: he was marrying...

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    Rohingyas scared about going back to Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:02am on November 10, 2018

    A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are ‘terrified’ about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens...

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    Japan transplants stem cells into brain

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:13am on November 10, 2018

    Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure...

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    7 killed in Seoul fire

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Seven tenants were killed and 11 others injured early Friday when a blaze ripped through a three-storey studio complex in Seoul, fire authorities said.While South...

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    Case dropped against Myanmar journalists

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    The incitement case against three Myanmar journalists who reported critically on the financial management of Yangon’s government has been withdrawn, their lawyer said Friday, in...

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    Modi to attend Maldives president’s inauguration

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will attend the inauguration of Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as the neighbours look to reset ties following the exit...