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    Malaysia’s new govt slow on reforms: HRW, Amnesty

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Malaysia’s new government has failed to deliver on most of its human rights reform promises in its first year in power, Human Rights Watch and...

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    Beijing slams US warship sail-by in S China Sea

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    China said two US warships sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea without permission on Monday in the latest US challenge to Beijing’s...

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    13 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan police headquarters

    AFP | Updated at 11:58pm on May 05, 2019

    At least 13 people were killed and dozens more wounded after a Taliban suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan...

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    Sri Lanka to air Sunday mass on TV as attack threat persists

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:21am on May 05, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter’s suicide bombings, even as...

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    Nearly 400 killed in Libya fighting: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on May 05, 2019

    At least 392 people have been killed and 1,936 wounded since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offenive against the Libyan capital last month, the UN’s...

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    Thai king Vajiralongkorn crowned thru’ coronation

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on May 05, 2019

    King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X of Thailand, was crowned Saturday in a dazzling show of pageantry, laced with Hindu and Buddhist ritual, vowing to reign...

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    Japan’s new emperor makes first public speech

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on May 05, 2019

    Emperor Naruhito urged Japan to work together for world peace as he made his first public appearance Saturday in front of a cheering, flag-waving crowd...

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    North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectiles’ into sea

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:45pm on May 04, 2019

    North Korea launched unidentified projectiles into the sea on Saturday, the South Korean military said, in what could be Pyongyang’s first short-range missile launch for...

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    Last accused in Kim Jong Nam murder case freed

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 11:32am on May 03, 2019

    A Vietnamese woman who stood trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed from prison on Friday, bringing down the final...

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    Thai king surprises with royal wedding ahead of coronation

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:03am on May 03, 2019

    Just days before his official coronation, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday married the deputy head of his personal guard force and gave her the...

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