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Identities, nationalities of dead in Dhaka restaurant attack

A partial list of nationalities and identities of those reported slain in the Dhaka restaurant attack, and some details on their lives, as reported by local media.
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Indonesian president to assert sovereignty in islands visit

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The Indonesian president will travel to the Natuna Islands for the first time on Thursday to assert Indonesia's sovereignty, a senior official said, after China said earlier this week it had an "overlapping claim" over nearby waters....
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Thousands protest U.S. bases on Okinawa after Japan woman's murder

NAHA, Japan (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people gathered in sweltering heat on Japan's Okinawa island on Sunday in one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades against U.S. military bases, following the arrest of an American suspected of murdering a local woman....
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Azerbaijan hopes for political solution in Karabakh conflict

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan's president has voiced hope that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be settled through talks but added that his nation won't accept the status quo....
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China to build on disputed Scarborough Shoal this year: report

Beijing will start construction this year on a South China Sea islet within the Philippines' claimed exclusive economic zone as it seeks to project its power in the disputed waters, Hong Kong media reported Monday....
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Armenian MP commemorates Genocide in Turkey’s parliament

Turkish-Armenian MP Garo Paylan, who represents the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), resurrected the memories of the 13 Armenian members of the Ottoman General Assembly who were massacred on April 24, 1915 as he commemorated the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Thursday, April 21 at the Turkish Parliament, Asbarez reports....
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The issue of Kashmir is an issue of humanity: Ayatollah Khamenei

...For the Islamic Republic of Iran, the issue of Kashmir is an issue of humanity and Islam since the Muslim people of this region are clearly subject to oppression and tyranny.......
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N. Korean staff in overseas restaurant in mass defection to South

Seoul (AFP) - Thirteen North Koreans working in a state-run restaurant outside the country have defected to South Korea, a government official in Seoul said Friday....
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi drops ministries, takes on spokeswoman role

Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has dropped plans to run two major ministries but will act as spokeswoman for the country's new president, a ruling party official said Monday....
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Tough battle for India's Modi in key state polls

Millions of voters head to the polls Monday in two Indian states, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party facing a tough fight as it tries to tighten its grip on power nationally....
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