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    Joko Widodo re-elected Indonesia’s president

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:40pm on May 21, 2019

    Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday as unexpectedly early results in Indonesia’s election showed Joko Widodo was...

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    Beijing denounces US warship sail-by in South China Sea

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    China on Monday denounced a US warship sail-by near disputed islands in the South China Sea as a violation of its sovereignty, amid mounting tensions...

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    Islamic State militants riot in Tajik prison, 32 killed

    Reuters . Dushanbe | Updated at 01:30pm on May 20, 2019

    Three prison guards and 29 inmates have been killed in a high-security prison in Tajikistan after convicted Islamic State militants started...

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    Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 missile deal

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

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara’s controversial purchase...

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    North Korea demands UN action as US seizes ship

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 03:08pm on May 18, 2019

    North Korea has demanded the United Nations take ‘urgent measures’ to help return a cargo ship taken by the United States, calling the seizure a...

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    N Korea hit by worst drought

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    North Korea is experiencing its worst drought in over a century, official media reported Friday, days after the World Food Programme expressed ‘very serious concerns’...

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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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