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President Xi: China will become more open with vigorous civilizations

China in the future will embrace the world with a more open attitude and contribute to the world with more vigorous civilization achievements, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.

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New Zealand, France team up to tackle extreme violence, terrorism on social media in wake of mosque shootings

In the wake of the Christchurch attack, New Zealand said on Wednesday that it would work with France in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism.

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China says Taiwan opposition’s peace proposal must include push for ‘reunification’

Any proposals from self-ruled Taiwan for a peace deal with China must include a push for “reunification”, Beijing said on Wednesday, after the island’s main opposition party said it could sign one if it wins a presidential election next year.

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Japan PM Abe says arranging visit to China next month

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in Vladivostok after meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping, said on Wednesday they had agreed to work towards an October visit by him to China, the latest sign of warming ties between the Asian rivals.

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Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory: Salehi

Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work.

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Japan’s Suga says analysing impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran

Japan is closely analysing the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran and will continue to talk with Washington and relevant nations so that Japanese firms will not be adversely affected, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Indonesia revises up number missing in Sumatra ferry sinking to 180

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has revised up the number of passengers missing after a ferry sank in Lake Toba on Sumatra island this week to 180 from around 60 estimated on Tuesday, an official from the agency said on Wednesday.

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Japan would help with initial costs of North Korea denuclearisation only after IAEA inspections

Japan is prepared to help shoulder some of the initial costs of North Korea’s denuclearisation only after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) restarts inspections, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

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South Korea, U.S. expected to hold summit in mid-May – South Korean official

South Korea and the United States are likely to hold a summit in mid-May, a South Korean presidential official said on Wednesday.

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China warns of more action after military drills near Taiwan

A series of Chinese military drills near Taiwan were designed to send a clear message to the self-ruled island and China will take further steps if Taiwan independence forces persist in doing as they please, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Suspects in Palestinian killing still in Malaysia – police

Two men suspected of gunning down a Palestinian lecturer in Kuala Lumpur were still in the country, police said on Wednesday, as they released a fresh image of one of the men.

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Bahrain says new discovery contains an estimated 80 bln barrels of tight oil

A new discovery off the coast of Bahrain is estimated to contain at least 80 billion barrels of tight oil, the kingdom’s biggest ever find, its oil minister said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

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Trump agrees to keep US troops in Syria a ‘little longer,’ but wants out

President Donald Trump agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep US troops in Syria a little longer to defeat Daesh but wants them out relatively soon, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

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Two LNG trains shut but not impacted after Papua quake – Exxon Mobil

Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains shut since Monday have not been affected by a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, an Exxon Mobil company executive said on Wednesday.

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Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue

The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the fight against U.S.

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