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    Trump in Japan for sumo summit with Abe

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:00pm on May 25, 2019

    US president Donald Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a four-day state visit likely to be dominated by warm words and friendly images, but...

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    North Korean missile test violates UN resolution: Bolton

    | Updated at 02:00pm on May 25, 2019

    United States national security adviser John Bolton said...

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    Afghanistan mosque blast kills cleric

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:47am on May 25, 2019

    A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, officials said, killing three people including a senior preacher and wounding...

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    Four more deaths on Everest

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 09:00pm on May 24, 2019

    A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest ‘death zone’ was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive...

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    China denounces US claim of Huawei, Beijing tie

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 02:30pm on May 24, 2019

    China on Friday denounced US secretary of state Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumours after he said the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd...

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    Taiwan celebrates Asia’s first same-sex marriages

    Reuters . Taipei | Updated at 02:28pm on May 24, 2019

    Same-sex couples tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan on Friday, the first legal marriages in Asia hailed by activists as a social revolution...

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    Malaysian officials go undercover to spy on fasting Muslims

    Agence-Frarnce-Presse . Malaysia | Updated at 12:00am on May 24, 2019

    Malaysian officials are disguising themselves as cooks and waiters to catch Muslims who don’t fast during Ramadan, with a rights group Thursday blasting the ‘disgraceful...

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    Six dead after election riots in Jakarta

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 11:53am on May 22, 2019

    At least six people died and 200 were injured in civil unrest in the Indonesian...

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    Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president’s re-election

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month’s poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent who refused...

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    Joko Widodo re-elected Indonesia’s president

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:40pm on May 21, 2019

    Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday as unexpectedly early results in Indonesia’s election showed Joko Widodo was...

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