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    N Korea warns of reaction against jets in South

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    North Korea on Thursday said South Korea’s planned deployment of new US stealth fighter jets was an ‘extremely dangerous action’ that would compel it to...

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    Pakistan train collision kills 11

    Reuters . Karachi | Updated at 02:43pm on July 11, 2019

    A passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train in Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people and injuring more than 60 under overturned carriages, police...

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    24 killed in brutal Papua New Guinea tribal massacres

    Agence France-Presse . Port Moresby | Updated at 01:14pm on July 10, 2019

    At least 24 people, including two pregnant women and their unborn children, were killed in a three-day spasm of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea’s...

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    Calls for justice as Philippines buries drug war’s victim

    Reuters . Rodriguez, Philippines | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    One by one, a mother and her children splash holy water over a white coffin barely a metre long. On the dirt floor beneath it...

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    China demands US to cancel arms sale to Taiwan

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    China demanded Tuesday that the United States ‘immediately cancel’ a potential sale of $2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft...

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    Ex-UN aid worker jailed in Nepal for sexually abusing boys

    Reuters .  Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    A court in Nepal has sentenced a former UN aid worker from Canada to nine years in jail on charges of sexually abusing two boys,...

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    Extradition bill dead: HK leader

    Agence-France-Presse . China | Updated at 10:36am on July 09, 2019

    Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Tuesday said a China extradition bill that sparked unprecedented political unrest ‘is dead’— but protesters immediately dismissed her...

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    South Korean follows parents in rare defection to North

    Agence-France-Presse .  Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    A South Korean man has defected to North Korea, following in the footsteps of his political parents who also made a high-profile switch of allegiance...

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    HK police arrest 5 after overnight clashes

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    Five people were arrested during overnight clashes in Hong Kong between riot officers and anti-government protesters, police said Monday, as the political violence rocking the...

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    Bus crash kills 29 in Agra

    Agence-France-Presse . Agra | Updated at 01:56pm on July 08, 2019

    At least 29 people were killed and 18 others injured when a bus veered off a notorious Indian highway after the driver apparently fell asleep,...

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