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Death toll from Malaysia construction site landslide at 11

KUALA LUMPUR Eleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said.

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Fierce firefight as Philippines' toughest urban war down to last building

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Philippine troops were locked in an intense urban firefight on Sunday with the last remnants of a pro-Islamic state alliance, as the army sought to declare an end to the country's biggest internal security crisis in years.

1:28pm IST

Insight: For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid 'vacation'

BEIJING Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his government-sponsored holiday, but state security officials said no.

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South Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

11:31am IST

Polls open as Slovenian president runs for his second mandate

LJUBLJANA Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates.

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