British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches

LONDON, Sept 19 — The British Virgin Islands was under curfew today as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, braced for...

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Patten calls for dialogue in divided Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Sept 19 — Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten said today the move by the city government to seek a retrial of young democracy activists which eventually saw them jailed was a...

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Philippines’ Duterte facing ‘Hunger Games’ protests

MANILA, Sept 19 — Critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have adopted the three-finger salute from the hit Hunger Games films as a sign of resistance against his rule and drug war...

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Suu Kyi rebuffs foreign criticism of Rohingya crisis

NAYPYIDAW, Sept 19 — Aung San Suu Kyi said today she does not fear global scrutiny over the Rohingya crisis, pledging to hold rights violators to account but refusing to blame the military...

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Japan deploys missile defence to northern island, minister says

TOKYO, Sept 19 — Japan deployed today an additional missile defence system on its northern island of Hokkaido, days after North Korea launched a missile over the island, sparking emergency...

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