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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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    China imposes reciprocal restrictions on US diplomats

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:21am on December 07, 2019

    China on Friday said it had taken ‘reciprocal’ measures against US diplomats in the country, ordering them to notify the foreign ministry before meeting with...

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    N Korea raises dotard spectre

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:24pm on December 06, 2019

    North Korea has threatened to resume referring to US president Donald Trump as a ‘dotard’, raising the prospect of a return to a war of...

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    HK gives protesters green light for march on Sunday

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:35pm on December 05, 2019

    Hong Kong authorities granted protesters permission to march this weekend, organisers said on Thursday, giving the green light to a rally seen as a gauge...

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    Indonesian faints during whipping for Sharia-banned sex

    Agence-France-Presse .  Indonesia | Updated at 10:22pm on December 05, 2019

    An Indonesian man who fainted as he was being whipped for pre-marital sex Thursday was revived to receive the rest of his punishment before being...

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    Anwar says sexual assault claim is ‘politics at its worst’

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:51pm on December 05, 2019

    Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s prime-minister-in-waiting, denied on Thursday that he had sexually assaulted a former male aide, describing the accusation as ‘politics at its worst’ days...

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    Kim signals more confrontational stance with new horse ride

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 10:50pm on December 04, 2019

    Kim Jong Un mounted a white horse again as North Korea announced on Wednesday it will soon convene a rare meeting of the ruling party’s...

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    Malaysian Muslims jailed for missing Friday prayer

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Updated at 09:03pm on December 04, 2019

    Six Malaysian Muslims have reportedly been handed one-month jail terms for skipping prayers in violation of Islamic laws, sparking fresh concern Wednesday about rising religious...

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    Nine people dead so far in China sewage tank collapse

    Xinhua. Hangzhou | Updated at 01:21pm on December 04, 2019

    Death toll has risen to nine in a sewage tank collapse at a printing and dyeing mill in east China’s Zhejiang Province, local authorities said...

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    Typhoon Kammuri kills two in Philippines, closes Manila airport

    Agence France-Presse . Manille, Philippines | Updated at 12:22am on December 04, 2019

    Typhoon Kammuri killed at least two people in the Philippines on Tuesday as it tore roofs of houses and forced the international airport in Manila...

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