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    HK extradition row sparks scuffles in parliament

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

    Anger over Hong Kong’s controversial plans to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland boiled over in the city’s legislature on Saturday as rival lawmakers scuffled...

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    N Korea orders stronger strike capability

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 10:38pm on May 10, 2019

    The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as...

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    Thai trio accused of insulting king disappeared: Rights groups

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:51pm on May 10, 2019

    Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups...

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    North Korea fires missiles as US envoy visits Seoul

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    North Korea welcomed a US envoy’s visit to Seoul by firing two missiles Thursday, the South’s military said, in Pyongyang’s second launch in less than...

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    Two children killed in Japan after car rams into group

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Two children were killed and a dozen injured, two critically, in Japan on Wednesday after a car involved in an accident with another vehicle skidded...

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    Taliban storm US-backed aid group’s Kabul compound

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Taliban militants stormed a US-funded aid group’s central Kabul compound in an ongoing attack Tuesday, having targeted the organisation for promoting Western culture and the...

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    Malaysia’s new govt slow on reforms: HRW, Amnesty

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Malaysia’s new government has failed to deliver on most of its human rights reform promises in its first year in power, Human Rights Watch and...

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    Beijing slams US warship sail-by in S China Sea

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    China said two US warships sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea without permission on Monday in the latest US challenge to Beijing’s...

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    13 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan police headquarters

    AFP | Updated at 11:58pm on May 05, 2019

    At least 13 people were killed and dozens more wounded after a Taliban suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan...

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    Sri Lanka to air Sunday mass on TV as attack threat persists

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:21am on May 05, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter’s suicide bombings, even as...