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    Hong Kong returns to violence

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 04:57pm on September 15, 2019

    Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of...

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    US imposes sanctions on N Korean hacking groups

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2019

    The US Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attacks and hacking of...

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    Hong Kong police break up clashes between rival protesters

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2019

    Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial...

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    Hong Kong protesters take to hills

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:47am on September 14, 2019

    Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the hills to form flashlight-carrying human chains on Friday, using the colourful Mid-Autumn Festival as a backdrop to the...

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    Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

    Agence France-Presse . Pekanbaru, Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2019

    The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the...

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    Taliban sends warning to Trump in bitter exchange

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2019

    The war of words between the Taliban and President Donald Trump escalated Thursday as the Afghan insurgents warned that the US leader had failed to...

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    Hong Kong protesters to target metro again in lantern festival

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2019

    Hong Kong activists will combine pro-democracy protests with lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations which...

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    North Korea again tests super-large rocket launcher

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

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a fresh test of a ‘super-large multiple rocket launcher’ system, state media said Wednesday — the latest...

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    Taiwan urges citizens to avoid HK, China after detention

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

    Taiwan’s ruling party on Wednesday urged citizens to avoid visiting Hong Kong after a person from Taiwan was detained in China on state security charges,...

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    North Korea launches two more projectiles

    Reuters. Seoul | Updated at 11:10am on September 10, 2019

    North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Tuesday morning, according to South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff. Hours after the event, a senior diplomat announced...

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