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Pakistani couple suspected of killing 8-year-old maidPolice say they have arrested a Pakistani businessman and his wife who are suspected of beating to death their 8-year-old maid after she inadvertently opened a cage to feed the couple’s parrots and the birds flew away,
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Bangladeshi courts freeing child suspects due to virus riskAuthorities in Bangladesh are releasing hundreds of child suspects facing mostly charges of petty crimes to avoid spreading of coronavirus in overcrowded detention centers
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Elephant dies in India after eating explosive-stuffed fruitIndian police have arrested a man accused of causing the death of a pregnant elephant that died after biting a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers that exploded in its mouth
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Rights group says another Thai dissident abducted in SE AsiaA human rights group says a Thai dissident has been abducted in Cambodia
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Australia's national news agency to survive with new ownersAustralia’s national news agency will continue with new owners, the board confirmed Friday, just weeks before it was due to be shut down
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak wearing a face mask arrives at court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Closing arguments are expected in the first corruption trial of him linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysian ex-PM to hear verdict in 1st graft case in JulyLawyers for Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak say he was victimized by rogue bankers and should be acquitted of corruption linked to the massive looting of a state investment fund
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In this April, 2020, photo, stranded tourists rest at Cafe Chill in Ella, a tourist hot spot about 200 kilometers (120 miles) east of the capital Colombo, Sri Lanka. When flights were canceled and airports shut down, cafe owner Darshana Ratnayake decided to organize free food and shelter for several dozen stranded tourists. “We were totally blown away,” one of the tourists, 31-year-old cruise line entertainment director Alex Degmetich, said of the gesture. 40 tourists were stranded in Ella after the Sri Lankan government imposed a nationwide curfew on March 20 to curb the spread of the virus, sealing off entire regions of the Indian Ocean island nation. (Cafe Chill via AP)
Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded tourists Tourism has given the Sri Lankan economy an important boost since a bloody decades-long civil war ended in 2009
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Protesters face off after one protester, center, interrupted a speech during a rally in Canberra, Australia, on Friday, June 5, 2010, prompted by the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Thousands gathered in Australia's capital to remind Australians that the racial inequality underscored by Floyd's death was not unique to the United States. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
Australians rally for black lives, court bans bigger protestThousands have gathered in Canberra, Australia’s capital, to protest racial inequality in reaction to George Floyd’s death in the United States, while a court effectively banned a larger rally planned for Sydney because of the coronavirus threat
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A health official wearing protective gears puts a sample of a person into a plastic bag during the COVID-19 testing at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asia Today: India's daily virus cases surge by nearly 10,000India’s Health Ministry has reported another record spike in new coronavirus cases — more than 9,800 in the past 24 hours
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New Zealand military buys 5 Lockheed Hercules planes for $1BNew Zealand’s military says it's buying five Lockheed Martin Super Hercules transport planes for $1 billion
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UN rights official: Philippine anti-terror bill worryingA U_N_ human rights official says new anti-terrorism legislation passed by the Philippine Congress that allows extended detention of suspects without warrants and relaxes human rights safeguards is “very worrying.”
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IS claims Kabul mosque attack that killed prayer leaderThe Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed two people, including the prayer leader, and wounded eight others
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Strong earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia; no casualtiesA powerful undersea earthquake has shaken eastern Indonesia, causing panic but no immediate reports of casualties or damage
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India, Australia sign defense, trade deals to bolster tiesIndia and Australia have upgraded their relationship with a raft of agreements, including strengthening defense ties and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific maritime issues
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