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    Thousands evacuated to defuse WWII bomb in Italy

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 01:54am on December 16, 2019

    Around 54,000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War II bomb, in...

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    Child killed as 6.8 magnitude quake strikes Philippines

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 01:53am on December 16, 2019

    A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a...

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    Nine Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

    Agence France-Presse . Ghazni, Afghanistan | Updated at 12:32am on December 15, 2019

    The Taliban have killed nine Afghan soldiers in an insider attack in central Afghanistan, the military said Saturday, underscoring the dangers Afghan forces face from...

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    Afghan election challenger allows recount

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:53pm on December 14, 2019

    Afghan presidential challenger Abdullah Abdullah on Friday ended his opposition to a recount in seven provinces after the September 28 election, which has been mired...

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    Five held over man’s death in Hong Kong protests

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:46pm on December 14, 2019

    Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man hit on the head by a brick during clashes between...

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    North Korea conducts ‘crucial test’ at Sohae launch site

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:42pm on December 14, 2019

    North Korea has conducted another ‘crucial test’ at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Saturday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain...

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    Mahathir again hints he could stay on beyond 2020

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 10:40pm on December 14, 2019

    Malaysia’s 94-year-old prime minister Mahathir Mohamad again raised the prospect on Saturday that he could stay in office beyond 2020, declining to give a definitive...

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    Indonesia’s tiny glaciers to melt away in a decade

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 11:00pm on December 13, 2019

    Indonesia’s little-known glaciers are melting so fast they could disappear in a decade, a new study says, underscoring the imminent threat posed by climate change...

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    China accuses US of harming trust

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:49pm on December 13, 2019

    China’s foreign minister on Friday accused the United States of ‘seriously’ damaging trust between the two countries amid tensions over human rights in Xinjiang and...

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    Thousands attend service for HK student who died during clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:48pm on December 12, 2019

    Thousands of Hong Kongers formed long lines to attend a memorial service on Thursday for a student whose death led to some of the most...

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