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North Korea officials make rare visit to South

North Korea has launched a high-profile diplomatic outreach in recent weeks Asia homepage

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After Tear Gas, Hong Kong Protesters Defy Officials’ Call to Disperse – New York Times

USA TODAY After Tear Gas, Hong Kong Protesters Defy Officials' Call to DisperseNew York TimesHONG KONG — A wave of protest in Hong Kong that engulfed the city could continue into the week as thousands of residents defied a government … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Protesters Defy Officials’ Call to Disperse – New York Times

Getty Images Hong Kong Protesters Defy Officials' Call to DisperseNew York TimesHONG KONG — A wave of protest in Hong Kong further engulfed the city on Monday as thousands of residents defied a government call to abandon street blockades, students … Continue reading

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Thai officials keep eye on foreign polls

Ballot organisers from southeast Asia’s second-largest economy have enjoyed trips to Scotland and Scandinavia to watch them vote Asia homepage

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Destroying ISIS May Take Years, US Officials Say – New York Times

ABC News Destroying ISIS May Take Years, US Officials SayNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete, requiring a … Continue reading

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Hackers break into server for Obamacare website: U.S. officials

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) – An unknown hacker or hackers broke into a computer server supporting the HealthCare.gov website through which consumers enroll in Obamacare health insurance, a government cybersecurity team discovered last week, apparently uploading malicious files. … Continue reading

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Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen and pageant officials tussle over tiara

YANGON (Reuters) – South Korean organizers of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant threatened to call in the police on Wednesday in their row with dethroned Myanmar beauty queen May Myat Noe, demanding she return a gem-studded tiara from her … Continue reading

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Vietnamese singer’s racy outfit lands her in hot water with officials – The Guardian

Vietnamese singer's racy outfit lands her in hot water with officialsThe GuardianAccording to Vietnamese culture decrees, authorities can fine and ban performers deemed to be wearing clothing "inappropriate to the performing purposes" or "offensive to Vietnam's pure tradition and fine … Continue reading

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Vietnamese singer’s racy outfit lands her in hot water with officials – The Guardian

Vietnamese singer's racy outfit lands her in hot water with officialsThe GuardianAccording to Vietnamese culture decrees, authorities can fine and ban performers deemed to be wearing clothing "inappropriate to the performing purposes" or "offensive to Vietnam's pure tradition and fine … Continue reading

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Vietnamese singer’s racy outfit lands her in hot water with officials – The Guardian

Vietnamese singer's racy outfit lands her in hot water with officialsThe GuardianAccording to Vietnamese culture decrees, authorities can fine and ban performers deemed to be wearing clothing "inappropriate to the performing purposes" or "offensive to Vietnam's pure tradition and fine … Continue reading

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