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Philippines’s Duterte offers third telecom slot to China

Philippines’s Duterte offers third telecom slot to China Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte / AFP PHOTO / POOL / HOANG DINH Nam Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China Telecom a slot to be the country’s third telecom provider to break up the dominance of two local firms, his spokesman said …

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New ‘supernote’ found in South Korea could be from North

New ‘supernote’ found in South Korea could be from North Bay Ismoyo | AFP | Getty Images A new high-quality counterfeit $100 bill has been found in South Korea, bank officials said Tuesday, prompting suggestions the sanctions-hit North might have resumed forging “supernotes”. A team of forgery specialists at KEB …

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Quake hits Iran-Iraq border region

Quake hits Iran-Iraq border region Iran-Iraq Border. Photo: Watchers A tremor shook Kermanshah province in western Iran near Iraq’s border Monday, causing panic a month after a major quake killed hundreds of people there, state media and officials said. Two hours after the tremor the state broadcaster, quoting the head …

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Duterte seeks martial law extension for southern Philippines

Duterte seeks martial law extension for southern Philippines A child play as it rains during a protest in Manila on December 10, 2017, as activists commemorate the International Human Rights Day. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on December 5 told human rights groups criticising his deadly anti-drug war to “go to …

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Nobel Peace Prize winners sound nuclear warning on N. Korea tensions

Nobel Peace Prize winners sound nuclear warning on N. Korea tensions Laureates and members of the Norwegian Royal Family arrive for the award ceremony of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at the city hall in Oslo, Norway, on December 10, 2017.The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign …

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Thousands protest in Jakarta against Trump’s Jerusalem move

Thousands protest in Jakarta against Trump’s Jerusalem move A banner that reads “We are with Palestinians” is displayed as demonstrators attend a protest against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, outside the US embassy in Jakarta on December 10, 2017.Demonstrators — many in white …

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The Islamic State group in Iraq

The Islamic State group in Iraq ISIS PHOTO:AFP Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared the end of the war to expel the Islamic State jihadist group from Iraq. Here are some key dates in the history of IS in the country: Jihadist breakthrough January 4, 2014: Iraq loses its …

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Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against IS’ in Iraq

Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against IS’ in Iraq (FILES) This file photo taken on October 05, 2017 shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi giving a press conference in Paris. Abadi announced on December 9, 2017, “the end of the war” in Iraq against the Islamic State group and …

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Rohingya refugee crisis a ‘grave security risk’ ICG warns

Rohingya refugee crisis a ‘grave security risk’ ICG warns In this photograph taken on November 12, 2017, women hold children at a makeshift camp in Rakhine state in Myanmar, where hundreds of Rohingya Muslims wait in makeshift camps before finding a way to cross over into Bangladesh. Torched villages and …

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