Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin dies at 96

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China quake death toll rises as roads reopen
Asia

China quake death toll rises as roads reopen

China experienced a devastating 6.6 magnitude earthquake on Monday, which claimed at least 74 lives.
Major roads leading to the epicentre of the earthquake in the southwestern province of Sichuan have started to reopen and traffic has resumed.

Should Shinzo Abe have a state funeral?
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Should Shinzo Abe have a state funeral?

Should Shinzo Abe have a state funeral? As the government pushes forward with plans for such a funeral to honour Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, opposition grows over costs amid reminders that Abe was a divisive figure in the country.

Sri Lankan security forces raid anti-government protest camp
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Sri Lankan security forces raid anti-government protest camp

France24 says Sri Lankan security forces raided a protest camp occupying government grounds in the main city of Colombo early on Friday and cleared out a section of it, a sign that the country’s new president was cracking down a day after his swearing-in.

Major victory for Japan's ruling party post Abe assassination
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Major victory for Japan’s ruling party post Abe assassination

TRT World says JAPAN’S governing party and its coalition partner have scored a major victory in a parliamentary election imbued with meaning after the assassination of former PM Shinzo Abe amid uncertainty about how his loss may affect party unity.

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