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    Hong Kong braces for another mass protest

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:36am on July 21, 2019

    Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave...

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    Putin says he sympathised with Trump before US polls

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said he had ‘sympathised’ with Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election that swept Trump to power because of his desire...

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    Ho Chi Minh’s body in great condition: Vietnam

    Reuters. Hanoi | Updated at 02:20pm on July 19, 2019

    The embalmed corpse of Vietnam’s founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday, a month after the government recruited...

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    Eight killed in blast near Kabul University

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 02:05pm on July 19, 2019

    At least eight people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday when a bomb detonated near a major university in Kabul while students were waiting...

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    Anime fans pay tribute to Japan studio arson victims

    Reuters. Kyoto | Updated at 01:49pm on July 19, 2019

    Animation fans gathered at the site of Japan’s worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, laying flowers and offering prayers for the 33 people...

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    SE Asia’s meth gangs making $60b a year: UN

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    Southeast Asia’s drug gangs are making over $60 billion a year pumping out record amounts of methamphetamine, then laundering the profits through the region’s mushrooming...

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    33 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:19pm on July 18, 2019

    A suspected arson attack at an animation production company in Japan killed 33 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, after a man reportedly doused...

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    HK’s expat police become focus of protester rage

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2019

    A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong’s colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: a dwindling band of expat police...

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    Indo-Pak spy case ruling due at WC

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 03:07pm on July 17, 2019

    The International Court of Justice will decide on Wednesday on India’s bid to remove an alleged

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    Thousands evacuated in Taiwan ahead of typhoon

    Reuters . Taipei | Updated at 02:19pm on July 17, 2019

    Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday as the island braced for its first typhoon...

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