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    Indonesia president declares poll win as rival does too

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on April 19, 2019

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world’s third-largest democracy but his challenger also claimed he had...

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    Quake jolts parts of Taiwan

    Reuters. Taipei | Updated at 05:55pm on April 18, 2019

    A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there...

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    Kim oversees test of new weapon with ‘powerful warhead’

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:26pm on April 18, 2019

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a ‘powerful warhead’, state media reported Thursday, in the first...

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    Second phase of mammoth Indian polls begins

    Reuters. Bengaluru | Updated at 11:41am on April 18, 2019

    Voters across swaths of southern India began queuing up early on Thursday in the second phase of a mammoth, staggered general election in which opposition...

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    Storms kill 35 in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:03am on April 18, 2019

    Thunderstorms swept across western India killing at least 35 people and leaving widespread damage, officials said Wednesday.Strong winds barrelled through Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh...

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    Six killed in Libya capital as UN debates ceasefire demand

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:57am on April 18, 2019

    Rocket fire on the Libyan capital Tripoli, which the UN-recognised government blamed on military strongman Khalifa Haftar, killed six people ahead of a Security Council...

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    Indonesia’s president looks set for election victory

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:48am on April 18, 2019

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as ‘quick count’ results from Wednesday’s election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he...

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    Malaysia begins public inquiry into 2015 mass graves discovery

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on April 18, 2019

    Malaysia began a public inquiry on Wednesday into the discovery of mass graves and suspected human trafficking camps in the jungles near its border with...

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    North Korea nuclear site revived: US

    Reuters. Washington | Updated at 11:50am on April 17, 2019

    Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb...

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    Kim gives US to year-end to become more flexible

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on April 14, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, and he is...

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