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    China rescues 1,100 women sold as wives

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:07am on June 22, 2019

    Chinese police have rescued over 1,100 women from Southeast Asia who were ‘sold’ as wives last year, authorities said Friday.Seventeen children were also saved in...

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    Anti-extradition protesters flood streets of Hong Kong

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:21am on June 22, 2019

    Thousands of demonstrators blockaded police headquarters on Friday as Asia’s leading financial centre braced itself for a third weekend of mass protests against an extradition...

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    N Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

    Agence France-Presse . Pyongyang | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour,...

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    Mahathir vows to help Rohingyas bound for Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 06:31pm on June 21, 2019

    Malaysia’s prime minister on Friday vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to ‘stop the oppression’...

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    30 killed in Indonesia matchstick warehouse fire

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta, Indonesia | Updated at 04:09pm on June 21, 2019

    At least 30 people, including several children, were killed when a fire ripped through a home that doubled as a matchstick factory in Indonesia on...

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    Fresh Hong Kong demo demands extradition bill withdrawal

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 01:34pm on June 21, 2019

    Thousands dressed in black marched in Hong Kong on Friday to press for the full withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has triggered violent...

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    Indian state compensates bonded worker after child’s death

    Reuters . Chennai | Updated at 12:50pm on June 21, 2019

    A rare compensation award to a bonded worker whose child was killed at a textile factory in India could act as a precedent for other...

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    44 die as bus plunges off Indian mountain road

    Reuters. Mumbai | Updated at 10:53am on June 21, 2019

    At least 44 people were killed and 35 injured when a bus plunged off a road in India’s hilly northern state of Himachal Pradesh on...

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    Kim regime ‘could collapse within 20 years’

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:09am on June 21, 2019

    Kim Jong Un’s North Korean regime could collapse within 20 years, a prominent defector predicted Thursday, but due to generational change within the country rather...

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    HK protesters call for new demo after demands are snubbed

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:15am on June 21, 2019

    Hong Kong opposition groups called for another major demonstration on Thursday after the pro-Beijing government did not respond to demands of protesters who have shaken...