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northkorea turns to diplomats after leader kim jong un sidelines point man in nuclear talks
#NorthKorea turns to diplomats after leader Kim Jong Un sidelines point man in nuclear talks https://t.co/5v0BlpWY1q
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worldbank s new president skips china s belt and road summit for africa trip
#WorldBank's new president skips #China's Belt and Road summit for #Africa trip https://t.co/uWaZ8MDCJo
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srilanka explosions police wrongly identify american muslim activist as suspect
#SriLanka explosions: Police wrongly identify American Muslim activist as suspect https://t.co/lAlRXOkf4f
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xijinping vows to abolish anti competitive subsidies to chinese firms
#XiJinping vows to abolish anti-competitive subsidies to #Chinese firms https://t.co/YUHm42kUiW
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water supply restored in klangvalley in just 14 hours despite warning of four days of dry taps
#Water supply restored in #KlangValley in just 14 hours despite warning of four days of dry taps https://t.co/KmXFFpBKNB
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violence flares at right wing election campaign launch in sydney
Violence flares at #right-wing election campaign launch in #Sydney https://t.co/7Kt068j7Tw
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huawei hopes for britain like solution in newzealand 5g bid
#Huawei hopes for #Britain-like solution in #NewZealand #5G bid https://t.co/UVfRsxvJn4
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rescue hero who saved dozens in bangladesh rana plaza factory collapse commits suicide
Rescue hero who saved dozens in #Bangladesh Rana Plaza factory collapse commits suicide https://t.co/2EWKXer8A0
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huawei leak scandal rocks uk government
#Huawei leak scandal rocks UK government https://t.co/ql5akfvGtM
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high court to decide on april 29 whether to amend or quash najib s corruption charges
#Malaysia high court to decide on April 29 whether to amend or quash Najib's corruption charges https://t.co/bEYgQ6kMK4

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both koreas agree to turn into a peace zone discontinue hostile acts as part of efforts to formally end korean
Both Koreas agree to:
- turn #DMZ into a "peace zone";
- discontinue hostile acts as part of efforts to formally end Korean War;
- hold a reunion for divided families on Aug 15;
- push for 3-way or 4-way talks that also involve the US and China #InterKoreanSummit
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southkorea gripped by large scale anti government protest in seoul
#SouthKorea gripped by large-scale anti-government protest in Seoul https://t.co/5cNBqT4BRn
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just in china southkorea agree to get relations back on track after thaad fallout
JUST IN: #China, #SouthKorea agree to get relations back on track after #Thaad fallout https://t.co/633Xnj54Db
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polls have opened in for the first election since a 2014 coup a high turnout is expected for the election whic
Polls have opened in #Thailand for the first election since a 2014 coup. A high turnout is expected for the election which pits the military-backed government against veteran opposition parties. https://t.co/V5XAhJavtm
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meet the hot millionaire who is willing to pay 50000 for a personal assistant to travel the world with
Meet the hot millionaire who is willing to pay $50,000 for a personal assistant to travel the world with https://t.co/1QqGtHDyNK
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just in thailand s national assembly has invited crown prince maha vajiralongkorn to be king
JUST IN: Thailand's national assembly has invited Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be king
https://t.co/ukLs1o6VjQ
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breaking both koreas sign joint declaration at interkoreansummit
BREAKING: Both Koreas sign joint declaration at #interkoreansummit
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thaicaverescue first 3 boys escape from flooded thamluang cave thai reports
#ThaiCaveRescue: First 3 boys escape from flooded #ThamLuang cave - Thai reports
https://t.co/teHegRczO7
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close to s944m from 1mdb state fund went into najib s personal account report
Close to S$944m from #1MDB state fund went into Najib's personal account: Report
http://t.co/LbnvQk1B84
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putin on terrorism to forgive them is up to god but to send them to him is up to me
#Putin on terrorism: "To forgive them is up to God, but to send them to him is up to me' https://t.co/d2s4kSKAWS
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