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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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    Suu Kyi’s party clashes with military over proposal to change army-drafted charter

    Myanmar’s ruling party clashed with military lawmakers on Tuesday as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the army’s power.

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    US charges China's Huawei, top executive with bank fraud

    The US Department of Justice has filed a series of criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and top executive Meng Wanzhou, who are accused of misleading banks.

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    Malaysian royals pick new king after historic abdication

    Malaysia’s royal families were electing a king on Thursday after the last monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen, with a sports-loving sultan in pole.

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    Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

    A Myanmar judge dismissed an appeal on Friday by two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya, dashing slim hopes that the pair could be freed early.

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    China passes law to make Islam 'compatible with socialism'

    China's main English newspaper, Global Times, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight Islamic associations, government officials "agreed to guide Islam to be compatible.

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    Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigns

    "The National Palace informs that his majesty has resigned as the 15th king effective January 6," the National Palace said in a statement. No reason for his abdication was given.

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    Death toll from Indonesian tsunami nears 400

    The desperate search for survivors continued in Indonesia Monday, with dozens still missing following the sudden tsunami that hit the country's Sunda Strait on a busy holiday weekend.

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    Philippines to deploy ‘hijab troopers’ nationwide

    The so-called “hijab troopers” will provide vital support to communities traumatized by war. Their placement in key areas across the country follows the success of their deployment during the Marawi.

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    China Sends 1.1 Million Party Members to Share Uighurs’ Homes

    One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social media account along.

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    Will an ambitious Chinese-built rail line through the Himalayas lead to a debt trap for Nepal?

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has ambitions to reshape the global economy by connecting more than 60 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa through trade and infrastructure projects.

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    Indonesia's vigilante mobs deliver brutal 'justice'

    India has sought from the US 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo anti-submarine helicopters at an estimated cost of USD 2 billion, defence industry sources said on Friday.

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    Amnesty International strips Suu Kyi of ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award

    Human rights watchdog Amnesty International Monday revoked Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, citing her ‘indifference’ over the human rights violations by the country.

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