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    Duterte threatens to jail critics

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail critics if they try to impeach him, as he faces accusations of defending Beijing after a boat...

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    China Muslims urge G20 pressure to end ‘genocide’

    Agence France-Presse . Osaka | Updated at 08:41pm on June 28, 2019

    An exiled advocate for China’s ethnic Uighur minority Friday urged world leaders gathered in Japan for the G20 summit to confront Chinese president Xi Jinping...

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    Translator jailed over filming ‘fake documentary’

    Reuters .Phnom Penh | Updated at 12:02pm on June 28, 2019

    A Cambodian court jailed a fixer and translator for two years on Wednesday for his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking in the...

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    Rajapaksa faces new lawsuits in US court

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:24am on June 28, 2019

    Sri Lankan torture victims have filed 10 new claims for damages in a US court against wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, lawyers for the plaintiffs...

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    G20 members at odds over climate change

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2019

    G20 negotiators are wrangling over the wording of a summit communique on combating climate change, with the United States pushing to downgrade the language against...

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    North Korea slams South for ‘meddling’ in US talks

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2019

    North Korea on Thursday warned the South to stop ‘meddling’ in nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, denying president Moon Jae-in’s assertion that dialogue was...

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    Fresh rallies in HK as protesters defy extradition bill

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2019

    Hundreds of demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the office of Hong Kong’s justice secretary after another night of protests over a suspended extradition bill that...

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    N Korea blasts Pompeo as obstruction to nuclear talks

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    North Korea denounced US secretary of state Mike Pompeo as an obstruction to nuclear negotiations on Wednesday, days before president Donald Trump visits Seoul while...

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    Court acquits ex-HK leader from corruption case

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:38pm on June 26, 2019

    Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang saw his misconduct conviction quashed...

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    Pompeo set for talks with Modi

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:28pm on June 26, 2019

    When United States secretary of state Mike Pompeo sits down with...

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