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Police: 2 die in violent Indonesian student protests

Sep 26, 2019

Indonesian police say two people have died in violent demonstrations by students against a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency

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Police secure stadium ahead of Hong Kong leader's town hall

Sep 26, 2019

Riot police are securing a stadium in Hong Kong for a town hall session by embattled city leader Carrie Lam aimed at cooling down months of protests for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory

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Spokesman: China has made deals to buy US soybeans, pork

Sep 26, 2019

China says importers agree to buy American soybeans and pork ahead of October trade talks

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Japan welcomes US trade pact, but automakers appeal for help

Sep 26, 2019

Japanese automakers have urged government officials for further effort to improve their business environment after their government signed a trade deal with the US in which auto tariffs remain in effect

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Death toll rises to 32 in protests in Indonesia's Papua

Sep 24, 2019

The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after more bodies were found under burned buildings

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China central bank says no plans for big economic stimulus

Sep 24, 2019

China's central banker: Policy will be 'stable and healthy,' suggesting no plans to join US, Europe in rate cut

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Hong Kong readies for more protests after night of clashes

Sep 22, 2019

Hong Kong braces for another day of protest after a night of violent clashes in which the police used tear gas and 40mm rubber rounds against protesters who threw gasoline bombs toward them and set fires in streets

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Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep 20, 2019

A Philippine official says haze blown by monsoon winds from Indonesia's forest fires is affecting some regions in the western Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks

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Indonesia's president delays vote on new criminal code

Sep 20, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked lawmakers to delay a vote on a proposed new criminal code because of public opposition

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Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

Sep 19, 2019

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate

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