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    South Korean convicted freed of #MeToo case

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 04:37pm on January 09, 2020

    A former prosecutor whose trial following groping allegations fuelled South Korea’s #MeToo movement walked free on Thursday after his conviction was quashed by the country’s...

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    50 dead in stampede at Iran general’s funeral

    Agence France-Presse . Kerman, Iran | Updated at 04:49pm on January 07, 2020

    Dozens of people were crushed to death after a stampede broke out Tuesday during a massive funeral procession for a top Iranian general assassinated in...

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    ‘Return to right path’ Beijing’s new envoy to Hong Kong tells

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:06am on January 07, 2020

    Beijing’s new top envoy to Hong Kong said he hoped the protest ravaged city would ‘return to the right path’ as he took up his...

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    42 held after shopping protest at Hong Kong border town

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:40pm on January 05, 2020

    Petrol bombs were hurled at a Hong Kong police station and dozens of people were arrested Sunday following a march against so-called parallel trading near...

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    China calls for easing UN sanctions on North Korea

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:04pm on January 04, 2020

    A Chinese-Russian resolution aimed at easing international sanctions on North Korea is a timely step in the right direction, China’s UN ambassador Zhang Jun said...

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    Voters have God on their side: Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 10:01pm on January 04, 2020

    US president Donald Trump wooed crucial evangelical voters Friday with a speech in Florida where he told them God is on our side ahead of...

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    Indonesia flood death toll hits 53

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 09:58pm on January 04, 2020

    Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 53 and...

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    Cambodia building collapse death toll rises to 7

    Agence France-Presse . KEP, Cambodia | Updated at 09:56pm on January 04, 2020

    Hundreds of soldiers and rescuers frantically picked through the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Cambodia on Saturday looking for bodies as the death...

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    Indonesia flood death toll hits 43

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:18pm on January 03, 2020

    Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search on Friday for those missing after torrential rains unleashed flash floods and landslides, killing at least 43 people across...

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    UN chief concerned at North Korea’s weapon statement

    Xinhua/United News of Bangladesh . New York | Updated at 09:26pm on January 02, 2020

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to not resume the nuclear and missile tests, said his spokesman....

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