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    Air strike kills 8 in Afghanistan

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    An air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in...

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    Philippine drug war commander invites probes into killings

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 01:24pm on May 17, 2019

    The top enforcer of a brutal war on drugs in the Philippines on Friday dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands...

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    Taiwan may legalise same-sex marriage

    Reuters . Taipei | Updated at 11:42am on May 17, 2019

    Taiwan’s parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalise same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in...

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    Red Cross web site hacked in latest S’pore cyber attack

    Agence-France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2019

    The Singapore Red Cross said Thursday its website had been hacked and the personal data of more than 4,000 potential blood donors compromised in the...

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    Malaysia arrests suspected militants over IS plots

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:41pm on May 16, 2019

    Three militants inspired by the Islamic State group have been arrested in Malaysia, accused of planning attacks on non-Muslim places of worship in...

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    Lack of innovation is Achilles heel for Chinese economy: Xi Jinping

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 02:34pm on May 16, 2019

    A lack of innovation is China’s ‘Achilles heel’, the country’s president Xi Jinping warned in an article given high prominence by state media on...

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    Malaysian teen takes own life after Instagram poll

    Agence-France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    A Malaysian teenager who posted an Instagram poll asking if she should live or die took her own life after a majority of respondents voted...

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    N Korea demands return of US-seized cargo ship

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 02:25pm on May 14, 2019

    North Korea on Tuesday demanded the return of a cargo ship seized by Washington last week for violating international sanctions, calling it an ‘unlawful and...

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    Philippines polls expected to strengthen Duterte

    Agence-France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    Filipinos headed to the polls on Monday in a vote that is expected to strengthen president Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power, opening the way for...

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    Swine fever spreads in Vietnam, 1.2m pigs culled

    Reuters. Hanoi | Updated at 01:00pm on May 13, 2019

    Vietnam has culled more than 1.2 million farmed pigs infected with African swine fever, the government said on Monday, as the virus continues to spread...

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