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China state media criticise foreign ‘hypocrisy’ over Hong Kong after climbdown

Hong Kong's "fugitive rendition arrangements are purely an internal affair", the official China Daily said, however, adding that countries such as the United States or Britain should have no say…

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed from jail, calls on pro-China leader Carrie Lam to resign

His release comes a day after organisers of the protest calling for Lam to quit over a controversial extradition bill said almost two million black-clad people joined Sunday's march to government…

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China's top steelmaker Hebei to cut production to improve air quality

Hebei province, which surrounds the capital of Beijing in northern China, produced around 237 million tonnes of crude steel in 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. That accounts…

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China reduces army by half, increases size of navy and air force in big way: Report

The expansion of the navy in the past few years was massive as China now has one aircraft carrier, another undergoing trial and third in making. Official media reports said China plans to have…

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Watch: Amid tensions with China, Taiwan conducts live fire drills simulating 'enemy invasion'

Taipei said the drills were aimed at enhancing combat readiness ahead of the Lunar New Year

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Goldman Sachs has done wrong things in 1MDB case: PM Mahathir Mohamad

The United States, Malaysia and at least four other countries are investigating how billions of dollars went missing from 1MDB.

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Video: North Korea still maintaining ballistic missile sites, declares US think tank

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump had pledged to work towards denuclearisation

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South Korea-US military drills violate agreement: North Korea state media

A spokesman for South Korea's defense ministry rejected the North's criticism.

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We cannot turn our backs on the Saudi people: Softbank chief Masayoshi Son

Despite the condemnation, Son said the firm took seriously its "obligation" to help the Saudi people

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Indonesian search team may have found Lion Air's fuselage

Ground staff lost touch with flight JT610 of Indonesian budget airline Lion Air 13 minutes after the Boeing 737 MAX 8 took off early on Monday

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Lion Air's plane was almost brand new, was recent model of Boeing's 737 aircraft

Lion Air Chief Executive Edward Sirait said that the plane had encountered an unspecified "technical issue"

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In joint statement, India, Japan pledge partnership in maritime security, space exploration & digital growth

India and Japan signed six agreements, including on high speed train and naval cooperation

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PM Modi, Japan PM Abe hold delegation-level talks; discuss situation in Indo-Pacific region

The prime minister emphasised greater cooperation with Japan which India's third largest foreign direct investor.

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Had switched off speed-control system, Taiwan train accident driver tells court

Chief investigator Wu said more investigation was needed to determine why the driver failed to turn the protection system back on.

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5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Taiwan; no causalities reported

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake

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