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Jokowi tells fans to pick ‘white-haired’ leader to secure legacy

Iran bank manager fired for serving unveiled woman: Media

Malaysia PM Anwar says Cabinet posts ‘not reward’ for support

Abortion access in Thailand hampered by stigma and limited resources

India’s medical education under scrutiny as students run into Ukraine and China headwinds

Counter low births by focusing on seniors, says Thai population expert

China signals it’s sticking to zero-Covid policy despite protests

Japan PM Kishida's approval hits new low after ministers resign

India’s blooming love affair with the sakura

Beijing-friendly KMT’s huge win in local elections does not mean Taiwan is pro-China: Analysts

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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

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JUST IN: #China , #SouthKorea  agree to get relations back on track after #Thaad  fallout

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Close to S$944m from #1MDB  state fund went into Najib's personal account: Report

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#Putin on terrorism: "To forgive them is up to God, but to send them to him is up to me'

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Nur Jazlan Mohamed, the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Pulai constituency in Johor, has lost, according to his aide #malaysia  #ge14 

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JUST IN: North Korea insists man murdered at Kuala Lumpur airport is not half-brother of Kim Jong Un, wants joint investigation into death

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Indonesian student’s selfies fetch US$1 million in NFT sales

Barisan’s pre-GE approval dips below levels at 2018 defeat

Execution-style killing of mother and son by off-duty cop sparks outrage in Philippines

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