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    China launches Moon probe to bring back lunar rocks

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:40pm on November 24, 2020

    A rocket heading for the moon to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades blasted off from China on Tuesday in the latest...

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    PM issues 72-hour ultimatum

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 10:26pm on November 23, 2020

    Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday gave the leaders of a dissident northern region 72 hours to surrender ahead of a threatened all-out assault...

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    HK activists in custody after guilty protest plea

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:25pm on November 23, 2020

    Three young Hong Kong dissidents including Joshua Wong were remanded into custody on Monday after pleading guilty to inciting a rally during last year’s pro-democracy...

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    LGBT support adds new dimension to Thai protests against monarchy

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:30pm on November 23, 2020

    It takes Siraphob Attohi three hours to transform from a harried student into his drag queen persona Masala Bold – a wisecracking MC, who raises...

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    Kyrgyz people oppose proposed constitution

    Agence France-Presse . Bishkek | Updated at 10:54pm on November 22, 2020

    Hundreds took to the streets in Kyrgyzstan Sunday to oppose a proposed constitution that critics say would empower the presidency and damage freedom of speech....

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    Mechanical fault behind 2016 Pakistan airline crash: engineers

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 07:52pm on November 20, 2020

    Engineers for Pakistan’s scandal-hit state airline failed to repair a technical fault that led to a 2016 plane crash in which all 47 people on...

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    Armenia appoints new defence minister

    Agence France-Presse . Yerevan | Updated at 07:44pm on November 20, 2020

    Armenia on Friday appointed a new defence minister as protests raged after it lost a weeks-long war with traditional foe Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh...

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    HRW finds Nepal stalling prosecutions on war crimes

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 06:34pm on November 20, 2020

    Nepal’s authorities are preventing police and prosecutors from pursuing wartime crimes from the conflict between Maoist rebels and the state which ended in 2006, contributing...

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    China maintains ban on Boeing 737 MAX flights

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 04:06pm on November 20, 2020

    China's aviation regulator will not yet allow Boeing's troubled 737 MAX jet to fly in the company's biggest market owing to lingering safety concerns, despite...

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    China's new coal plants risk 2060 climate target

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 03:49pm on November 20, 2020

    China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060,...

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