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    Pakistan PM authorises military response if India attacks

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:34am on February 23, 2019

    Pakistan’s prime minister on Thursday authorised the armed forces to ‘respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure’ by neighbouring India, as tensions soared...

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    11 wounded in central China knife attack

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:22am on February 21, 2019

    A man with a history of mental illness wounded 11 people with a knife after attacking random pedestrians in central China, local authorities...

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    Chinese general jailed for life for graft

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    A Chinese military court sentenced a senior general who had been chief of a top defence department to life in prison on Wednesday after finding...

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    China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    A Chinese technology firm has compiled a range of personal information on 2.6 million people in Xinjiang - from their ethnicity to locations - according...

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    China seeks deeper trust with Iran

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    China wants to deepen ‘strategic trust’ with Iran, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday, days before Saudi Arabia’s crown prince...

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    Maldives arrests ex-president over witness tampering

    Agence France-Presse . Malé | Updated at 01:08am on February 19, 2019

    Maldives authorities on Monday detained former strongman president Abdulla Yameen after he was accused of trying to bribe witnesses in his money laundering trial, officials...

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    India urged to boycott World Cup match against Pakistan

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:07am on February 19, 2019

    Indian cricket fans, angered by an attack claimed by Pakistan-based militants on Indian forces in disputed Kashmir, have urged India to boycott a World Cup...

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    Vietnam police seize 300 kgs of meth

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 12:15am on February 18, 2019

    A massive haul of nearly 300 kilograms of methamphetamine pills was seized in central Vietnam on Sunday, police said, the latest major drug bust in...

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    Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:11am on February 18, 2019

    Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the Pakistani ambassador after Tehran accused Islamabad of harbouring a jihadist group behind a deadly suicide attack on security...

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    Japan PM nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe nominated US president Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the US government...

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