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Sri Lanka ex-president claims ‘witch hunt’ over kidnap probe
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Sri Lanka ex-president claims ‘witch hunt’ over kidnap probe

Sri Lanka's ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse (C) jokes around with his supporters after police investigators visited him in Colombo on August 17, 2018 to record a statement on the abduction and assault of a journalist. Keith Noyahr of The Nation newspaper was abducted by a group believed to be part of […]

Japan must do more for WWII ‘comfort women’
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Japan must do more for WWII ‘comfort women’

Taiwanese NGO group members wear masks during a rally to demand that the Japanese government apologise to Taiwanese "comfort women" in Taipei on August 14, 2018. Mainstream historians agree that around 200,000 so-called "comfort women", mostly from Korea but also from Taiwan, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels […]

Malaysia court rules North Korea assassination trial can proceed
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Malaysia court rules North Korea assassination trial can proceed

Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C) escorted by Malaysian police leaves after facing trial at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 16, 2018 for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. A Malaysian court ruled on August […]

Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling
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Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 24, 2017 Vietnamese defendant Doan Thi Huong (R) and Indonesian defendant Siti Aishah (2nd L) are escorted by Malaysian police personnel at the low-cost carrier Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang during a visit to the scene of the murder as part […]

Toddler missing for 3 days found alive
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Toddler missing for 3 days found alive

Toddler PHOTO:Pixabay A two-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after three days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him. Yoshiki Fujimoto disappeared on Sunday morning in the Yamaguchi region while out walking with his brother and grandfather, […]

Philippines’ Duterte to visit Israel next month
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Philippines’ Duterte to visit Israel next month

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 117th police anniversary celebration at the national headquarters in Manila on August 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to make an official visit to Israel next month, his government said Monday, nearly two years […]

India’s Modi calls for easing of political crackdown in Maldives
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India’s Modi calls for easing of political crackdown in Maldives

[FILE] Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the state election results of three northeast states at the BJP headquarters in the Indian capital New Delhi on March 3, 2018.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party on March 3 recorded a spectacular victory in India's Tripura state, as it made […]

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11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar

An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of religious courts but news of the […]

Taliban, Kabul government both claim embattled Afghan city
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Taliban, Kabul government both claim embattled Afghan city

Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of an ongoing attack on an army compound in Dihdadi District of Balkh province on April 21, 2017. AFP.FARSHAD USYAN / AFP Both Taliban and government forces claimed they were in control of the eastern Afghan city of Ghazni Saturday, after insurgents stormed […]

Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok as quake death toll tops 300
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Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

A young man salvages belongings as he climbs over debris of a collapsed house in Kayangan in northern Lombok island on August 9, 2018, following the August 5 earthquake. A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok on August 9, causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating earthquake killed more than […]

Death toll in Lombok quake hits 131, more than 156,000 displaced
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Death toll in Lombok quake hits 131, more than 156,000 displaced

Indonesian army personnel transport an injured villager to an evacuation centre for treatment at Lapangan Tanjung in northern Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara province on August 8, 2018, three days after the area was struck by an earthquake. More than 70,000 people left homeless by a deadly earthquake on the […]