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    Japanese prosecutors to question Shinzo Abe over scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:23pm on December 03, 2020

    Japanese prosecutors are seeking to question former prime minister Shinzo Abe over a scandal involving the cost of events held for his supporters, local media...

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    Hong Kong pro-democracy activists jailed

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:06pm on December 02, 2020

    Leading Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was jailed alongside two other young activists on Wednesday for taking part in last year’s huge democracy protests as...

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    Thai PM wins crucial legal battle

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:55pm on December 02, 2020

    Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, under pressure from months of street protests, Wednesday survived a legal challenge over his living arrangements that could have seen...

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    Cyclone Burevi formed over Bay

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:07pm on December 02, 2020

    A new cyclone, Burevi, has formed over the southwest Bay and is likely to make landfall in Sri Lanka on Wednesday night. Indian Meteorological Department...

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    Thai court fires warning on eve of PM ruling

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 11:00pm on December 01, 2020

    Thailand’s constitutional court on Tuesday warned against ‘vulgar’ criticism of its rulings, on the eve of a crucial judgement that could see prime minister Prayut...

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    Sri Lanka frees prisoners after pandemic sparks deadly jail riot

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:44pm on December 01, 2020

    Sri Lanka freed hundreds of prisoners and said it would release thousands more after a riot sparked by anger over coronavirus cases at one of...

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    Thai protest leaders charged with royal defamation

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:07pm on November 30, 2020

    Thai police charged five key leaders of the country’s pro-democracy protest movement Monday under the kingdom’s tough royal defamation laws, the first such use of...

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    Meteor sighting lights up Japan social media

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 09:55pm on November 30, 2020

    A fireball spotted falling from the night sky over parts of western and central Japan has lit up social media, with users sharing images of...

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    Indian Navy deploys warhsips to find missing pilot

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 09:52pm on November 30, 2020

    India’s navy has intensified a search for any sign of an air force pilot whose jet crashed into the Arabian Sea during a training exercise...

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    Indonesian volcano belches huge tower of smoke

    Agence France-Presse. Jakarta | Updated at 09:19pm on November 29, 2020

    Indonesia's Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted Sunday, belching a column of smoke and ash four kilometres (2.5 miles) into the sky, triggering a flight warning and...

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