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Chinese police shoot dead 28 from 'terrorist group'

Chinese police have killed 28 members of a "terrorist group" in the mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, authorities announced Friday, in the bloodiest such operation in months and as Beijing denounces Western "double standards" in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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Maldives declares state of emergency

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, giving security forces sweeping powers to arrest suspects ahead of a major anti-government protest rally....
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Maldives: Explosive was under president's usual seat on boat

MALE, Maldives (AP) — An explosion on the Maldives' presidential speedboat last month was caused by a device placed under the seat usually occupied by the president, who escaped unhurt because he wasn't sitting there, the government said Tuesday....
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Unrest a new blow to Nepal's quake-ravaged tourism industry

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Just when Nepal was recovering from the devastating earthquake that killed thousands, flattened hundreds of thousands of houses and chased away foreign tourists, protests by ethnic groups and severe fuel shortages are again keeping visitors away from the nation known for highest peaks in the world....
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Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The race for the Philippine presidency next year began on Monday with the country's vice president being the first major contender to register his candidacy to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies....
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Oil-starved Nepal seeks suppliers to bring fuel by air

Oil-starved Nepal seeks suppliers to bring in fuel by air or other means before major festival...
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India should focus on social hygiene now: PM

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country has always focused on personal hygiene, but it should now focus on social hygiene as well....
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Malaysia racial tensions amid rumors of Malay-Chinese clashes

Racial tensions appear to be on the rise in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur as the nation’s opposition leaders have allied themselves with Chinese businessmen in preparing for potential clashes with the ethnic pro-government Malay group....
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As Malaysia's PM struggles in graft scandal, his party plays the race card

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - When thousands of Malay Muslims marched through Kuala Lumpur last week to support his scandal-wracked government, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak kept his distance....
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North Korea says its atomic complex has restarted, vows nuclear attack

North Korea often threatens to attack the US. The anniversary of the ruling party's founding on Oct. 10 could be used as a stage for a missile or nuclear test....
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