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    Indonesia mourns tsunami victims

    Agence France-Presse . Banda Aceh | Updated at 11:04pm on December 27, 2019

    Thousands of mourners flocked to mass graves Thursday in Indonesia’s Aceh province to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of...

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    Indonesia mourns tsunami victims

    Agence France-Presse . Banda Aceh | Updated at 11:03pm on December 27, 2019

    Thousands of mourners flocked to mass graves Thursday in Indonesia’s Aceh province to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of...

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    Philippines bans US senators, mulls visa for Americans

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:59pm on December 27, 2019

    The Philippines banned two US senators and threatened to introduce visa restrictions for Americans entering the country, the president’s spokesman said Friday, if Washington pushes...

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    Philippines typhoon toll jumps to 28

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:53pm on December 27, 2019

    The death toll from Typhoon Phanfone’s battering of the Philippines on Christmas Day has risen to 28, and will likely climb further, authorities said on...

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    15 dead in Kazakh plane crash, many wounded 

    Agence France-Presse . Almaty | Updated at 10:59am on December 27, 2019

    At least 15 people died and dozens were injured on Friday when a passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Kazakhstan’s largest...

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    Afghan war caused 100,000 civilian casualties in last decade: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:00am on December 27, 2019

    More than 100,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured over the past decade, the United Nations reported Thursday, as it renewed calls to end...

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    ‘Ring of fire’ eclipse wows across Asia

    Agence-France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:58am on December 27, 2019

    Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse Thursday. Annular eclipses occur when...

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    From Algeria to HK, a year of anti-establishment rage

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:19pm on December 26, 2019

    Angry citizens have swelled the streets of cities across the globe this year, pushing back against a disparate range of policies but often expressing a...

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    Third day of Christmas clashes in Hong Kong

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:12pm on December 26, 2019

    Hong Kong endured a third straight day of political unrest over the Christmas period Thursday as police and pro-democracy protesters clashed inside shopping malls. Protesters...

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    Typhoon Phanfone kills at 16 in Philippines on Christmas Day

    Agence France-Presse. Manila | Updated at 12:19pm on December 26, 2019

    Typhoon Phanfone left at least 16 people dead in the Philippines, officials said on Thursday, after the monster storm roared ashore on Christmas Day. Disaster...

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