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AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

Aug 13, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister says he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt

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Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

Aug 13, 2018

The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars

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Malaysia's prime minister tells AP he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by predecessor

Aug 13, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister tells AP he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by predecessor

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Asian stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets

Aug 13, 2018

Asian stocks sink as Turkey's financial turmoil stirs fears of contagion spreading to other emerging markets.

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Tens of thousands rally for removal of US base off Okinawa

Aug 12, 2018

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Okinawa vowing to stop a planned U.S military base relocation on the southern Japanese island

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Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Aug 11, 2018

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest

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Japan checking report of Japanese man held in North Korea

Aug 11, 2018

Japan says it is looking into reports of a Japanese citizen taken into custody this month in North Korea

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Taiwan's Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

Aug 11, 2018

When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she'll be traveling to a region she's already visited three times in two years

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Malaysia ex-PM fails in media gag bid ahead of graft trial

Aug 10, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has failed to win a court order barring the media from discussing the merits of corruption charges against him ahead of the start of his trial on Feb. 12.

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World markets unnerved by Turkey's financial turmoil

Aug 10, 2018

World stock markets are down, particularly in Europe, as investors worry about the financial stability of Turkey, where the currency has nosedived.

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