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    Mahathir pledges to step down for Anwar Ibrahim

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 07:05pm on December 10, 2019

    Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, the world’s oldest prime minister, promised on Tuesday to hand over power to anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim in spite of new sexual...

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    Hong Kongers lit fire, throw bombs on govt buildings 

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:53am on December 10, 2019

    Hong Kong protesters lit a fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, following a ‘generally peaceful’ march at the...

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    Trump warns Kim has everything to lose

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:35pm on December 09, 2019

    President Donald Trump warned Sunday that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un had ‘everything’ to lose through hostility towards the United States, after Pyongyang said it...

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    Polio returns to haunt Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:47pm on December 09, 2019

    Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said Sunday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island. The...

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    Hong Kong sees biggest protests

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:02am on December 09, 2019

    Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement...

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    North Korea conducts very important test: KCNA

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:21pm on December 08, 2019

    North Korea said Sunday it had carried out a ‘very important test’ at its space launch centre, as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over...

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    43 killed in Delhi factory fire

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:45am on December 08, 2019

    At least 43 people were killed Sunday in a devastating fire that ripped through a bag factory in the congested old quarter of the Indian...

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    Official documents shed light on Tokyo’s role in ‘comfort women’

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 11:26pm on December 07, 2019

    The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one ‘comfort woman’ for every 70 soldiers, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing wartime government documents...

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    HK police chief promises flexibility ahead of rally

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 11:15pm on December 07, 2019

    Hong Kong’s new police commissioner said on Saturday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a...

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    Indian rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

    Reuters . Unnao, India | Updated at 10:32am on December 07, 2019

    A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting...

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