Created 21 November 2018
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Yemen crisis: 85,000 children 'dead from malnutrition'

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from acute malnutrition in three years of war in Yemen, a leading charity says.

Yemen crisis, children 'dead from malnutrition'

 
Created 21 November 2018
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Amitabh Bachchan pays off farmers' loans worth $500,000

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has cleared farmers' loans worth more than than 40m rupees ($560,000; £436,000).

India, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, cleared farmers' loans

   
Created 14 November 2018
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Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth

Japan's economy shrank in the third quarter as natural disasters hit spending and disrupted exports.
 
Created 14 November 2018
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Thais mourn boxer Anucha Kochana, 13, killed in fight

The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out in a Thai kickboxing match has led to renewed pressure on Thailand to ban children from boxing bouts.

Thailand, boxer Anucha Kochana, 13, killed in fight, ban children from boxing bouts

   
Created 04 September 2018
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South Korea may seek change in controversial military exemption for athletes

South Korea may seek to revise its military exemption program for athletes amid calls for stricter rules. 

Son Heung Min of South Korea poses with the gold medal. Photo by Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha

 

 
Created 04 September 2018
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Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, sparking outrage from activists.

 

   
Created 04 September 2018
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China's Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to 'vanity' projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered another $60 billion in financing for Africa on Monday and wrote off some debt for poorer African nations.

China's Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to 'vanity' projects

 

 
Created 04 September 2018
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Japan braces for likely landfall from strong typhoon Jebi

Japan braced on September 3 for the arrival of strong typhoon Jebi as the storm churned north towards the islands, the latest in a series of harsh weather events to strike Japan this summer, meteorologists said.

 

   
Created 03 September 2018
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China says has culled over 38,000 hogs due to African swine fever

China culled more than 38,000 hogs as of Sept. 1 due to African swine fever outbreaks, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday.

China says has culled over 38,000 hogs due to African swine fever

 

 
Created 30 August 2018
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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, drives thousands from homes

As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway.

Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, drives thousands from homes

 

   

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