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Defense chief tells Duterte martial law in south can now end

Dec 4, 2019

The Philippine defense chief says he has recommended that the president not extend martial law in the country’s south, which was declared in 2017 to help troops quell a bloody siege by Islamic State group-aligned jihadists in Marawi city

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China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

Nov 22, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping says Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States, but if need be will ‘fight back’

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Japan records trade surplus as exports, imports fall

Nov 20, 2019

Japan has recorded a trade surplus in October, the first surplus in four months, as exports to the U.S. fell and oil prices slipped

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China lashes out at NY Times report on Xinjiang documents

Nov 18, 2019

China’s foreign ministry is lashing out at the New York Times over its release of leaked documents portraying the inner working of Beijing’s campaign to detain more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps

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The Latest: Malaysia to free Cambodian opposition activists

Nov 7, 2019

A Malaysian rights commissioner says the government will release senior Cambodian opposition official Mu Sochua and two other activists

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China sentences 3 in fentanyl trafficking case after US tip

Nov 7, 2019

A Chinese court has sentenced 3 fentanyl traffickers in a case that was a culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on opioid networks

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Xi meets Lam in 'vote of confidence' over Hong Kong protests

Nov 5, 2019

A senior Hong Kong official says Chinese President Xi Jinping's surprise meeting with the territory's leader, Carrie Lam, is a "vote of confidence" in her government's ability to tackle five months of anti-government protests

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Riot police storm Hong Kong malls to nip more protests

Nov 3, 2019

Riot police have stormed several malls in Hong Kong to thwart pro-democracy protests, as the city's leader heads to Beijing for talks on deepening economic integration between the semi-autonomous Chinese territory and mainland China

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Springboks' 1st black captain gets his chance at history

Oct 31, 2019

Siya Kolisi remembers vividly the national euphoria in 2007 following the Springboks' second Rugby World Cup title. The first black player appointed Springboks captain gets a shot at history on Saturday in the final against England.

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Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal

Oct 31, 2019

Japan's justice minister has resigned over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own reported gift-giving, becoming the second Cabinet minister to step down in a week

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