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    ‘Might send gifts, but won’t give single vote’

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:19am on April 26, 2019

    ‘Might send gifts, but won’t give single vote’ In an apparent reference to prime minister Narendra Modi’s revelation that Mamata Banerjee sends him kurtas and...

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    Sri Lanka halts low season visa-free plan after bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on April 26, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s government said Thursday it was suspending plans to grant citizens of 39 countries visa-free entry during the country’s tourism low season after deadly...

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    Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties at first talks

    Agence France-Presse . Vladivostok | Updated at 01:13pm on April 25, 2019

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look...

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    Workers smoked at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    Workers renovating Notre-Dame flouted a ban on smoking at the monument, a contractor admitted on Wednesday, while denying any link with last week’s devastating blaze...

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    How China is replacing America as Asia’s military titan

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:37am on April 24, 2019

    In 1938, in the midst of a long campaign to bring China under Communist Party rule, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong wrote, ‘Whoever has an army...

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    Chinese navy shows off new warship in 70th anniv parade

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2019

    China celebrated the 70th anniversary of its navy on Tuesday by showing off its growing fleet in a sea parade featuring a brand new guided-missile...

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    Singapore PM promotes heir apparent before power transfer

    Agence-France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2019

    Singapore’s leader Tuesday promoted his heir apparent to deputy prime minister as the city-state’s founding family prepares for a sensitive transfer of power to a...

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    2nd quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

    Agence France-Presse . Porac, Philippines | Updated at 12:51pm on April 23, 2019

    Philippine rescuers raced Tuesday to reach some two dozen people still feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a...

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    5 killed as buildings collapse in Philippine quake

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    At least five people were killed when buildings collapsed near Manila after a powerful earthquake set skyscrapers swaying and drove terrified locals into the street.Rescuers...

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    Indian, Australian warships in China for naval parade

    Reuters. Qingdao | Updated at 12:36pm on April 21, 2019

    Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part...