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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Pacific Coast Of Costa Rica: USGS

SAN JOSE: A 6.5 magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near the capital, San Jose, on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says He Stabbed A Person To Death When He Was 16

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Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in remarks that will stoke further controversy around the Philippine president days before he is due to host Asian leaders and his US counterpart Donald Trump at a Manila summit.

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5.8-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Japan's East Coast

TOKYO: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Monday (Nov 13) off the east coast of northern Japan at 6.24am (Singapore time), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

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France Frets Over Internal Threat Two Years After Paris Attacks

Pic: ReutersPARIS: Two years after militants killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level of “internal” threat from both within and outside the country.

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Papua New Guinea To Begin Forcible Removal Of Asylum Seekers From Detention Center

Pic: ReutersSYDNEY: Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention center without food or running water.

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Trump Unlikely To Rebuke Duterte For Drug War Killings

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MANILA, Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a “son of a whore.” This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands.

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Hundreds In Hollywood March Against Sexual Harassment

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LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan and Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman are among the hundreds of women, men and children who gathered in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday afternoon for a pair of dual marches protesting sexual harassment.

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Putin Manipulating Trump With Flattery, Ex-Director Suggests

MANILA, Philippines — A day after being criticized by President Donald Trump, a former CIA director questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was manipulating Trump with flattery during the president’s lengthy trip to Asia.

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Iranians Report At Least 61 Dead, 300 Injured From Quake

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TEHRAN, Iran: A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the region along the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 61 people and injuring 300 in Iran, an Iranian official said.

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Philippines President Says South China Sea Row 'Better Left Untouched'

Pic: ReutersMANILA: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday the South China Sea dispute, involving China and five other claimants including the Philippines, was “better left untouched”.

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