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    Thai court fires warning on eve of PM ruling

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 11:00pm on December 01, 2020

    Thailand’s constitutional court on Tuesday warned against ‘vulgar’ criticism of its rulings, on the eve of a crucial judgement that could see prime minister Prayut...

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    Sri Lanka frees prisoners after pandemic sparks deadly jail riot

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:44pm on December 01, 2020

    Sri Lanka freed hundreds of prisoners and said it would release thousands more after a riot sparked by anger over coronavirus cases at one of...

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    Thai protest leaders charged with royal defamation

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:07pm on November 30, 2020

    Thai police charged five key leaders of the country’s pro-democracy protest movement Monday under the kingdom’s tough royal defamation laws, the first such use of...

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    Meteor sighting lights up Japan social media

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 09:55pm on November 30, 2020

    A fireball spotted falling from the night sky over parts of western and central Japan has lit up social media, with users sharing images of...

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    Indian Navy deploys warhsips to find missing pilot

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 09:52pm on November 30, 2020

    India’s navy has intensified a search for any sign of an air force pilot whose jet crashed into the Arabian Sea during a training exercise...

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    Indonesian volcano belches huge tower of smoke

    Agence France-Presse. Jakarta | Updated at 09:19pm on November 29, 2020

    Indonesia's Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted Sunday, belching a column of smoke and ash four kilometres (2.5 miles) into the sky, triggering a flight warning and...

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    Pig organs fly in Taiwan parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 08:35pm on November 29, 2020

    Opposition lawmakers hurled pig organs inside Taiwan’s parliament on Friday to protest the government’s decision to ease restrictions on pork imports from the United States....

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    IS-linked extremists kill four Indonesian Christians

    Agence France-Presse   .  Palu | Updated at 06:56pm on November 28, 2020

    Islamic State-linked extremists killed four people in a remote Christian community on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said Saturday, with one victim beheaded and...

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    Kashmir goes to polls amid tough security

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 04:08pm on November 28, 2020

    Thousands of troops guarded polling stations as Indian Kashmir on Saturday held its first direct elections since the government stripped its semi-autonomy last year. On...

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    Pig guts fly in Taiwan parliament protest

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 12:13am on November 28, 2020

    Opposition lawmakers hurled pig organs inside Taiwan’s parliament on Friday to protest the government’s decision to ease restrictions on pork imports from the United States....

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