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    North Korea warns United States could ‘pay dearly’ for rights criticism

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:00pm on December 21, 2019

    North Korea on Saturday warned Washington would only aggravate tensions and ‘pay dearly’ for criticising Pyongyang over human rights, with nuclear negotiations between the...

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    China slams EU parliament over Uighur resolution

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:44pm on December 20, 2019

    Beijing on Friday accused the European Parliament of hypocrisy, after a resolution called for targeted sanctions against Chinese officials over the treatment of the Uighur...

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    Xi revels in Macau handover party

    Agence France-Presse . Macau | Updated at 10:38pm on December 20, 2019

    Macau on Friday celebrated 20 years since the former Portuguese colony was returned to China with president Xi Jinping praising the pliant gambling hub for...

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    Blasts hit Rakhine town as Suu Kyi visits

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 02:31pm on December 19, 2019

    Three small explosions went off in a southern Rakhine town in Myanmar Thursday just before civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi landed there in a...

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    US envoy in Kabul amid renewed push for deal

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:42pm on December 18, 2019

    The US special envoy leading negotiations with the Taliban met with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Wednesday, an official said, amid a renewed...

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    Japanese journalist wins sexual harassment case

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 03:13pm on December 18, 2019

    A Tokyo court Wednesday awarded 3.3 million yen in damages to journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a former TV reporter of rape in one of...

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    US wants to cut troops: Esper

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:16am on December 18, 2019

    Defence secretary Mark Esper said Monday he wants to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan ‘with or without’ a peace agreement in order...

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    China, Russia press UN to ease N Korea sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing, China | Updated at 01:15am on December 18, 2019

    China on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to unanimously back its joint proposal with Russia to ease sanctions on North Korea, warning that dialogue...

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    14 miners dead, 2 trapped in Chinese coal mine

    Xinhua . Guiyang | Updated at 04:27pm on December 17, 2019

    Fourteen miners were found dead and two others remained trapped underground after a coal and gas outburst happened at a coal mine in southwest China’s...

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    Clashes break out in Hong Kong malls

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:58am on December 16, 2019

    Hong Kong police used pepper spray and made multiple arrests on Sunday as small groups of black-clad pro-democracy protesters targeted some of the city’s malls,...