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PM Lee congratulates Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith on being appointed party leader

This year's forum will, for the first time, include a virtual component to allow for greater participation during the pandemic. #DavosAgenda 

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Seoul, Tokyo share increasing need to put historical animosity to rest: Korea Herald

Anwar claims majority of MPs have asked King to reverse state of emergency in Malaysia

Dutch government to introduce first curfew since World War II

A lotus, not a Chinese dragon: Indian PM Modi's home state changes name of fruit

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant found in Britain: Study

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Hong Kong 'Umbrella' movement leader freed from prison, says 'no regret'

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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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. Election2019#ThailandElection2019 

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