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Taiwan beheading suspect beaten by angry mob

A man suspected of decapitating a four-year-old girl was beaten by an angry mob as he was detained in Taiwan, with parliament saying it would debate tougher sentences for child-killers following the shocking crime.
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China 'rounds up overseas dissidents' relatives' over letter

Chinese authorities have detained the relatives of several dissidents living abroad, they said, as part of a widening crackdown following the publication of a letter critical of President Xi Jinping....
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Japan opens radar station close to disputed isles, drawing angry China response

YONAGUNI, Japan (Reuters) - Japan on Monday switched on a radar station in the East China Sea, giving it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of islands disputed by Japan and China, drawing an angry response from Beijing. ...
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Seoul: North Korea fires 5 short-range projectiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired five short-range projectiles into the sea on Monday, Seoul officials said, in a continuation of weapon launches it has carried out in apparent response to ongoing South Korea-U.S. military drills it sees as a provocation....
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Nepal looks to lessen dependence on India with China port deal

KATHMANDU, March 23 (Reuters) - China will allow landlocked Nepal to use its ports for trading goods with third countries, a senior official in Kathmandu said on Wednesday, potentially ending India's decades-long monopoly over the impoverished country's trading routes....
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On South China Sea islet, Taiwan argues Philippines case is far from watertight

ITU ABA, South China Sea (Reuters) - On Itu Aba, in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, Taiwanese coast guard officials proudly haul a small wooden bucket of water from one of several simple concrete wells on the coral outcrop....
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China urges Indonesia to release crew as sea row escalates

China called on Indonesia Monday to release the crew of a Chinese fishing boat detained during a maritime confrontation, as Jakarta lodged a furious protest in the escalating row....
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China says U.S.-Philippines base deal raises questions

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday agreements like the one reached last week by the United States and the Philippines allowing for a U.S. military presence at five Philippine bases raised questions about militarization in the South China Sea....
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US expands Laos warning after attacks on tourist route

The United States issued a new travel warning for Laos on Monday after the latest shooting attacks against traffic on a road much used by international tourists....
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China's Xi says won't allow Taiwan to be 'split' off again

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will never allow the tragedy of Taiwan being "split" off from the rest of the country to happen again, state media on Sunday quoted President Xi Jinping as saying, offering a strong warning to the island against any moves towards independence....
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