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    North Korea tests longest-range missile since 2017

    North Korea on Sunday fired what appeared to be the most powerful missile it has tested since President Joe Biden took office, as it revives its old playbook in brinkmanship to wrest concessions from Washington.

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    Thailand Beach Declared Disaster Area After Oil Spill

    A beach in eastern Thailand was declared a disaster area on Saturday as oil leaking from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand continued to wash ashore and blacken the sand.

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    Pak Boy, 14, Shoots Dead Entire Family Under PUBG Influence: Police

    A 14-year-old boy shot dead his entire family, including mother and two minor sisters, allegedly "under the influence" of online game PUBG, police in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province said on Friday.

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    UN human rights chief allowed to visit Xinjiang after Olympics

    China has agreed to allow United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet to visit Xinjiang in the first half of 2022 after the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

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    China ‘surprised’ US with hypersonic missile test

    China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing a capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed sources.

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    Myanmar airstrikes reported as internet is cut in more areas

    Myanmar’s army launched air strikes on the weekend after clashes with fighters against the junta in the Sagaing area, in keeping with media and a militia member, as cellphone strains.

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    China’s biggest airshow to highlight military prowess

    China’s military will display some of its most advanced weaponry and equipment when the country’s largest airshow gets under way this week.Airshow China opens in the southern city of Zhuhai.

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    'Is our blood so worthless?' Afghan family demands answers for US drone strike that killed 10

    It felt like hell itself had opened up, said Ramal Ahmadi, who was watching cartoons with his nephew when a US drone slammed into his family’s courtyard where just moments before.

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    Malaysia’s new PM strikes conciliatory tone in first address

    Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob struck a conciliatory tone in his first national address on Sunday, saying he would embrace the opposition.

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    Brunei shines in services, environment in travel index

    Brunei scored a perfect 100 in the services category (such as in airport and prayer places) as well as in environment (faith and safety), according to the Mastercard.

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    Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke

    Malaysia's embattled leader was accused of treason and urged to quit Thursday after the king denounced his crisis-hit government for misleading parliament, a rare public.

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    President Xi makes rare trip to Tibet

    President Xi Jinping is on a rare trip to China’s politically sensitive region of Tibet, state media reported on Friday, the first such visit by the country’s top leader in more than.

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    Devastating flooding in China leaves 25 dead as nearly a year of rain falls in 3 days

    At least a dozen people drowned in the subway in Zhengzhou, Henan province, and about 100,000 people have been evacuated. Social media videos showed extreme

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    ‘Darling, You're the PM… Take Charge’: Rosmah Tells Najib in Leaked Audio Linked to 1MDB Scandal

    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission released nine audio recordings of conversations involving former prime minister, which the graft buster said was evidence of “abuse of power and fabrication of false evidence”.

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    Pro-independence group forms political party in Taiwan

    The pro-independence Formosa Alliance formed a political party on July 20, saying that it hoped to field at least 10 candidates in the legislative election next January and give independence-leaning.

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    From 'Asia's finest' to 'black dogs': Hong Kong police under pressure

    Australia’s government on Wed­nesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, stepping up pressure on Beijing days after Canberra co-signed.

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    From 'Asia's finest' to 'black dogs': Hong Kong police under pressure

    Hong Kong's vaunted police force is facing a crisis of confidence and leadership amid the city's worsening political tensions, according to serving and retired officers, politicians and security analysts.

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    Indonesia can now jail errant foreign researchers

    The House of Represen­tatives has passed into law the nat­ional system of science and technology Bill, which imposes criminal char­ges against foreign researchers found guilty of violating visa regulations.

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    China rebuked at UN over Uighur detention

    More than 20 countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic minority Uighurs in the country's Xinjiang region in the first such joint move on the issue at the United Nations.

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    Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex, adultery

    Brunei on Wednesday introduced strict new Sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.

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    China says 13,000 'terrorists' arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

    China says it has arrested tens of thousands of “terrorists” since four years ago in its volatile western Xinjiang region, which is home to millions of Muslim minorities, including Uighurs.

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    China hikes military spending by 7.5% to $177.61 billion

    China, the world's second-largest military spender after the US, on Tuesday announced a 7.5 per cent increase in its defence budget for this year, hiking it to a whopping $177.61 billion.

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    Saudi crown prince defends China's right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

    Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’’s crown prince, on Friday defended China’s use of concentration camps for Muslims, saying it was Beijing’s “right”.

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    Malaysia enthrones new king after historic abdication

    Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen.

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