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    Myanmar junta leader to join ASEAN summit in Jakarta

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 04:45pm on April 17, 2021

    Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing is set to join Southeast Asian leaders at a special summit in Jakarta next week, the Thai foreign ministry...

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    20 dead as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 12:44am on April 17, 2021

    At least 20 African migrants, including a baby, died and several others went missing after a boat loaded with migrants headed for Europe sank off...

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    S’pore activist crowdfunds $1,08,000 to pay PM libel damages

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:18am on April 17, 2021

    A Singaporean activist has raised $1,08,000 he owes prime minister Lee Hsien Loong in defamation damages, the second time this month a government critic turned...

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    Jimmy Lai among five HK democracy activists jailed

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:14am on April 17, 2021

    Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 14 months on Friday along with four other veteran democracy activists for their roles in protests...

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    Myanmar’s ousted MPs form shadow government

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 07:12pm on April 16, 2021

    A ‘parliament’ working in hiding to oust Myanmar’s junta from power announced a new shadow government Friday, with deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi at...

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    Seven HK democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown

    Associated Press /UNB . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:25pm on April 16, 2021

    Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including 82-year-old veteran activist Martin Lee and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are expected to be sentenced Friday...

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    China ramps up vaccination drive with goods

    Associated Press/ UNB . Taiwan | Updated at 01:18pm on April 16, 2021

    China’s success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its...

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    French embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 07:04pm on April 15, 2021

    The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent anti-France protests paralysed large parts...

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    Taiwan govt accepts resignation of transport minister

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei, Taiwan | Updated at 04:17pm on April 15, 2021

    Taiwan’s government on Thursday said it had accepted the resignation of its transport minister following a train crash earlier this month that killed 49 people,...

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    US climate envoy John Kerry starts talks with China

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:42am on April 15, 2021

    United States climate envoy John Kerry met with his Chinese counterparts in Shanghai on Thursday, in the first visit to China by an official from...

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