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Duterte orders halt to purchases of Canada choppers, US arms

Feb 9, 2018

The Philippine president has ordered the cancellation of a deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada and says purchases of U.S. arms should also be stopped because of too many imposed conditions

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Rights group calls for aid to civilians in Myanmar's north

Feb 9, 2018

An international rights group has urged Myanmar's military to ensure humanitarian aid reaches all civilians who have been affected by clashes in the country's north between the army and an ethnic armed group

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Study: Extremists still flourishing in Indonesia's prisons

Feb 9, 2018

A new study has found Indonesia's overcrowded prisons are ill-equipped to deal with Islamic militant inmates, hampering efforts to prevent the spread of violent radicalism

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China's January auto sales growth rebounds to 10.7 percent

Feb 9, 2018

China's auto sales growth rebounded in January to 10.7 percent over a year earlier, boosted by strong demand for SUVs

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Court told woman in Kim Jong Nam killing was paid for pranks

Feb 9, 2018

A defense lawyer tells Malaysian court an Indonesian woman accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was paid for acting in prank shows at the airport, hotels and shopping mall just weeks earlier

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Asian shares fall after Wall Street plunge

Feb 9, 2018

China's stock market benchmark has plunged 5.5 percent and other Asian markets are down sharply after the Dow Jones industrials plummeted more than 1,000 points

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China's stock market benchmark falls 5.5 percent, other Asian markets down sharply following Wall Street plunge

Feb 9, 2018

China's stock market benchmark falls 5.5 percent, other Asian markets down sharply following Wall Street plunge

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Thai activists who protested junta surrender to police

Feb 8, 2018

Thai democracy activists turn themselves in to police after being summoned in connection with a protest calling for the ruling military government to step down and relinquish power through elections

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Thai capital known for tourist sites chokes in polluted haze

Feb 8, 2018

A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital, blurring views of the gilded temples and towering skyscrapers that draw millions of tourists each year

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Philippines to Canada: helicopters won't be used for attacks

Feb 8, 2018

The Philippine defense chief says the military won't use 16 helicopters being bought from Canada to attack insurgents as feared by Canadian officials, who ordered a review of the multimillion-dollar deal

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