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China ‘seriously concerned’ by US-South Korea drills

        China says it has communicated its concerns over ongoing military maneuvers by the United States and South Korea. “We have noted the reports and have already expressed serious concern via diplomatic channels to the relevant sides,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday, referring ...

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Saudi king in Malaysia on first leg of Asia tour

        KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting his country’s economic ties with Asia. The visit is the first by a Saudi king to Malaysia in more than a decade, as ...

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Eight drown after boat capsizes in southern India

          HENNAI (AFP) – At least eight domestic tourists drowned and 17 others were rescued after a boat carrying them capsized on Sunday in southern India, local media reported. The accident occurred near the port city of Tuticorin, around 530 kilometres (330 miles) from Chennai, the ...

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Hundreds of thousands protest against South Korean president

          SEOUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans taking to the streets of Seoul Saturday in a candlelight rally to demand President Park Geun-hye steps down. Park was impeached by parliament over a corruption scandal in December. She has been stripped of her powers ...

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China rejects US calls to confront North Korea

        China has turned down calls by the United States to confront North Korea, saying the handling of Pyongyang’s nuclear program does not concern Beijing. The response came after US President Donald Trump said China could intervene in North Korea’s affairs and solve what he called the national security challenge posed ...

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