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Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

Aug 10, 2018

Thousands of Muslims have gathered at a mosque in northwestern China to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced

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Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination

Aug 10, 2018

The Japanese government has launched an investigation into whether the nation's medical schools have discriminated against female applicants, following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade

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Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

Aug 10, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has formally registered as a candidate in 2019 elections and has chosen a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate

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China auto sales down 5.3 percent as SUV demand sags

Aug 10, 2018

China auto sales down 5.3 percent in July, adding to signs of economic malaise amid tariff battle with Washington

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Japan's economy rebounds as consumers, companies spend more

Aug 10, 2018

Japan economy resumes expansion in 2Q as consumers and businesses step up spending

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Asian shares slip despite upbeat Japanese economic data

Aug 10, 2018

Shares fall in Asia despite upbeat Japanese data showing economy resumed expansion in the last quarter

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Mahathir calls for more mutual understanding to avoid wars

Aug 10, 2018

Malaysia's leader has called for more exchanges among young people of different nationalities to prevent future wars and terrorism

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Philippines bars elderly Australian who it says joined rally

Aug 9, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau says it has blocked the entry of an Australian who is on a blacklist for reportedly joining a 2015 rally in violation of regulations barring foreigners from engaging in political activities

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Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

Aug 9, 2018

Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing with the United Nations' chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament

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Flights canceled but no major damage as typhoon soaks Japan

Aug 9, 2018

An offshore typhoon is bringing rain and high winds to Japan's northeast coast as it tracks north after giving Tokyo a good soak overnight

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