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    US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 11:40pm on August 09, 2020

    A senior member of US president Donald Trump’s administration landed in Taiwan Sunday for Washington’s highest level visit since switching diplomatic recognition to China in...

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    Nagasaki observes 75 years of atomic bombing

    Agence France-Presse . Nagasaki, Japan | Updated at 11:13am on August 09, 2020

    The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head...

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    China-US ties plunge further

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:22pm on August 08, 2020

    China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing ‘barbarous’ sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating...

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    Death toll in Indian jet crash hits 18

    Agence France-Presse . Kozhikode, India | Updated at 11:25am on August 08, 2020

    Fierce rain and winds lashed a plane carrying 190 people before it crash-landed and tore in two at an airport in southern India, killing at...

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    Lebanon president rejects global probe into port blast

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:34am on August 08, 2020

    Lebanon’s president has rejected any international probe into the catastrophic Beirut port blast, saying a missile or negligence could have been responsible as rescuers desperately...

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    China warns US against risky moves on Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:29pm on August 07, 2020

    Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe warned his US counterpart in a phone call Thursday to avoid firing up bilateral tensions, a day after Washington angered...

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    China accuses US of political suppression 

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:13pm on August 07, 2020

    Beijing on Friday accused the United States of ‘suppression’ after president Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese social media giants TikTok and WeChat. Chinese...

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    Anti-government protests break out in Beirut

    Online Desk | Updated at 11:22am on August 07, 2020

    Protesters clashed with Lebanese security forces at anti-government demonstrations in Beirut on Thursday, reports BBC. Officers deployed tear gas on dozens of people near parliament....

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    Singapore monitoring spate of suicides among migrant workers

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:44am on August 07, 2020

    Singapore is monitoring a recent spate of suicides and attempted suicides involving migrants which have heightened concerns over the mental health of thousands of low-paid...

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    China clears man of murder after 27 years behind bars

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:07pm on August 06, 2020

    A Chinese court has overturned the murder conviction of a man who spent 27 years behind bars for the crime, in a high-profile case that...

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