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    Philippines police proposes identification cards for Muslims

    Police from a Christian-majority region of the Philippines has proposed issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims of the region, reported The Guardian.Authorities in Central Luzon

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    Myanmar says it will refuse entry to UN investigators probing Rohingya abuses

    Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims, an official said on Friday.

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    Chinese military tests battle tank in Tibet near Indian border

    The Chinese military today said it has conducted trials of a light weight battle tank in Tibet near the Indian border.The 35-tonne tank has carried out trials in the plains of Tibet.

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    India halting road construction in Sikkim ‘seriously damaged’ peace: China

    The People's Liberation Army on Monday accused the Indian military of stopping the construction of a road in what it claims to be China’s "sovereign territory" in the Sikkim section of the India-China border.

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    123 killed, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

    At least 123 people were charred to death and over 100 others injured after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames on a highway in Bahawalpurdistrict of Pakistan's Punjab Province.

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    Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia launch joint patrols to counter IS

    Indonesia's military chief Gatot Nurmantyo said the patrols are timely as his country tries to stop any militants from Marawi escaping to Indonesia while posing as refugees.

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    SCO Summit: Modi meets Chinese President amid growing bilateral rift

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Astana on Friday on the sidelines of the SCO summit, seen as an effort to repair ties hit by growing differences between the two countries.

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    Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir pose challenge for SCO: Chinese daily

    Tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir would pose the largest challenge to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and its anti-terrorism mechanisms, a Chinese daily said today.

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    Nawaz, Modi exchange greetings in Kazakhstan ahead of SCO Summit

    Since this was the first meeting between the two leaders following Sharif's heart surgery last year, Modi enquired about the premier's health, as well as asking him about his mother and family, the report said.

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    Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy

    Jakarta's Christian governor was jailed for two years Tuesday after being found guilty of blasphemy, in a shock decision that has stoked concerns over rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim.

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    China says CPEC has 'no direct link' with Kashmir issue

    China on Tuesday defended the strategic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passing through PaK over which India has lodged strong protests, saying the project has "no direct link" with the Kashmir issue.

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    North Korea Denounces US, Displays Massive Military Might

    North Korea warned the United States to end its "military hysteria" or face retaliation, as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.

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    War with North Korea imminent: China issues desperate warning

    Intelligence officials have revealed the US placed two devices capable of firing Tomahawk missiles into the peninsula. American bombers have also been positioned in Guam ready to strike if necessary.

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    China denounces India hosting Dalai Lama

    “China expresses firm opposition to this and will lodge stern representations with the Indian side,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswomen Hua Chunying told a regular briefing in the Chinese capital.

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    Saudi, China militaries agree to boost bilateral ties

    China and Saudi Arabia have agreed to implement the consensus reached between heads of the two states and promote bilateral relations between two countries and two militaries to a new level.

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    Myanmar by-election tests Suu Kyi's popularity

    Myanmar on Saturday holds a multi-party parliamentary by-election, a first test for ballot box de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party after a year in office.

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    China bans burqas and 'abnormal' beards in Muslim province

    China has decided to introduce a new set of rules as part of measures to check “religious extremism” in the Uyghur Muslim-dominated region of Xinjiang, located in the country’s far west.

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    UN launches probe of crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

    The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims.

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    China warmly welcomes Israel's prime minister after Saudi king's visit

    China welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday just days after hosting Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the signing of deals worth as much as $65 billion with Riyadh, as China.

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    North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes as US carrier joins South Korea drills

    North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches since last year, said the arrival of the US strike group was part of a "reckless scheme" to attack it.

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    India deploys US-made surveillance drones along LoC

    Aerial surveillance drones manufactured in the United States are being deployed by India for surveillance along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts, media reports said on Wednesday.

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    Saudi, Indonesia sign deals as King Salman starts landmark visit

    Saudi Arabia and Indonesia signed agreements in areas ranging from trade to aviation as King Salman began a nine-day visit to the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country for the first time in almost half a century.

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    Saudi king in Malaysia on first leg of Asia tour

    The visit is the first by a Saudi king to Malaysia in more than a decade, as the Arab nation courts Asian investors for the sale of a 5 per cent stake in state firm Aramco in 2018, expected to be the world’s biggest IPO.

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    Here Come the Malaysian Morality Police

    The religious officers raided actress Faye Kusairi’s family home after someone reported her for being “too close” to a person of the opposite sex in an isolated place, an offense punishable in Malaysia.

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