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Maldives provisional poll results show opposition upset win

Maldives provisional poll results show opposition upset win

Maldives President Yameen has conceded that the opposition won Sunday's election, and said on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."

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China accuses Trump Administration of bullying as trade war flares
Trade wars

China accuses Trump Administration of bullying as trade war flares

China's State Council is blaming the White House for escalating the trade dispute with contradictory behaviour and causing serious damage to economic relations.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Hong Kong bans pro-independence party
Democracy

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

Hong Kong's government issued an unprecedented ban against a pro-independence political party that it has called a risk to national security.

China protests as US imposes sanctions over Russian arms deal
Politics

China protests as US imposes sanctions over Russian arms deal

Washington says China's purchase of weapons from Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter, violated a 2017 law intended to punish President Vladimir Putin.

India's 'Modicare' a multi-billion dollar gamble on health
Healthcare

India's 'Modicare' a multi-billion dollar gamble on health

Nobody seems to know if it will work or how much it will cost, but the system will be central to PM Narendra Modi's campaign in national elections next year.

  • by Vidhi Doshi
'Please come back': Islanders seek tourism for Lombok quake recovery
Earthquake

'Please come back': Islanders seek tourism for Lombok quake recovery

Six weeks after Lombok was smashed by a magnitude 7 earthquake, an Australian couple are there on holiday. And locals are delighted to see them.

  • by James Massola
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Australian filmmaker James Ricketson granted royal pardon in Cambodia
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Cambodia

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson granted royal pardon in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker who was sentenced to six years in prison in Cambodia for espionage, has been granted a royal pardon, according to a government statement

  • by Luke Hunt
Virus kills Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, 61
Illness

Virus kills Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, 61

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country's top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, died on Friday after an illness.

  • by Khanh Vu & James Pearson
How China is preparing for Donald Trump's trade war
Trade wars

How China is preparing for Donald Trump's trade war

Sitting in Kiehl's Cafe beside a Harley Davidson motorcycle, the words New York lit in neon, Beijing shopper Hu Huiyun is taking the trade war in her stride.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Shinzo Abe victory will end Japan's pacifist law
Politics

Shinzo Abe victory will end Japan's pacifist law

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, his third three-year term.

  • by Julian Ryall
Survivors send texts from under debris after new Philippines landslide
Extreme weather

Survivors send texts from under debris after new Philippines landslide

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing dozens.