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Pakistani Ex-Premier Appears in Court on Corruption Charges

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared along with his daughter and her husband before an anti-graft court in Islamabad to face a trial over corruption charges.
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi Visits Troubled Rakhine Border District

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited areas hit by conflict in the western state of Rakhine on Thursday for the first time since a crackdown launched by the country’s military against Rohingya Muslim minority two months ago sparked a refugee crisis. ...
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North Korean defector warns pre-emptive US strike would trigger 'automatic retaliation’

...“We have to remember that tens of millions of South Korean population are living 70 to 80 kilometres away from this military demarcation line.”......
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Barnaby Joyce: Australia deputy PM disqualified from office

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a court has ruled....
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China's President Xi Jinping unveils new leadership line-up amid talk of successor

President Xi Jinping was formally reappointed head of the Communist Party on Wednesday, commanding a new ruling council whose role will likely be eclipsed after he established himself as China's most powerful leader in decades....
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New Zealand homes 'not for sale' to foreigners under new PM

Wellington (AFP) - Overseas buyers will no longer be allowed to purchase existing homes in New Zealand, Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday, as she unveiled a raft of policy deals made with her coalition partners....
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Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Freedom of the City of Oxford

Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford, where she studied as an undergraduate, over her response to the Rohingya crisis....
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'Skin and bones': doctors fear for malnourished Rohingya kids

The five-year-old Rohingya boy was so emaciated that doctors could not insert a drip into his tiny arm, one of thousands of children facing life-threatening malnutrition in overstretched Bangladeshi refugee camps....
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Philippine presidential guard shot dead, Duterte not nearby

MANILA (Reuters) - A member of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's guard unit was shot dead on Tuesday, but the president was far away at the time of the incident and the head of his security team ruled out foul play....
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North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace....
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