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Singapore hack affects 1.5 million -- including Prime Minister

The largest healthcare provider in Singapore, SingHealth, has suffered a massive hack that's affected about quarter of the city-state's population.

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India's ruling party to face no-confidence vote

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to face a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Friday in the wake of a spate of mob attacks against minorities and high profile rape cases.

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11-year-old girl in India raped by 17 men since January, police say

An 11-year-old girl from the Indian city of Chennai was raped by 17 men who worked in the building she lived in, local authorities said on Tuesday.

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'Mobocracy' cannot be the new normal, says India's top court on lynching

India's Supreme Court has recommended the government enact new laws to combat mob violence, amid a sharp rise in the number of so-called vigilante ...

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Big-budget Chinese film yanked from theaters after it flops

Anybody wanting to see one of China's most highly-anticipated summer movies this week will be out of luck.

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Afghan Vice President Dostum set to return after more than a year in exile, supporters say

President Ashraf Ghani’s government has been negotiating a return after the controversial vice president fled to Turkey last year amid sexual assault ...

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North Korea media criticize South Korea, warn that family reunions plan may fail

An editorial in the ruling party’s official newspaper said South Korea has exaggerated its role in denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

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India’s Supreme Court warns of ‘mobocracy,’ urges government to pass anti-lynching law after deadly attacks

The court blamed rising intolerance and circulation of “fake news” for the spate of recent killings.

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U.S. expecting war dead remains from North Korea within 2 weeks, official says

The remains of as many as 55 troops killed during the Korean War could be returned by July 27, the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the conflict.

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Pakistanis urge the military to boost security as attacks mount before election

Nearly 160 people have been killed this week, putting the nation on edge about security.

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Fukushima’s Nuclear Imprint Is Found in California Wine (Drinkers, Don’t Panic)

A French research team says it has stumbled on the Japanese disaster’s signature in California wine, but the radioactive levels are too low to be ...

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Insider Attack in Afghanistan Exposes Risks for Advisers at Center of Trump Strategy

Officials are investigating whether an Army training brigade that is a top Pentagon priority had enough security personnel to protect it from partnered Afghan forces.

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Pompeo, at U.N., Says North Korean Leader Must Keep Vow to Denuclearize

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, visiting the United Nations, vowed that there would be no letup in sanctions on North Korea until its leader does ‘what he promised the world he would do.’

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A Family of 14 Dies in an Airstrike. U.S. Officials Deny They Were Civilians.

Of those killed in northern Afghanistan, eight were women and three children, local officials said. Two other children were said to be wounded.

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Shinobu Hashimoto, Writer of Kurosawa Films, Is Dead at 100

His first film, “Rashomon,” became a touchstone of world cinema. He went on to collaborate on celebrated pictures like “Ikiru” and “Seven Samurai.”

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Chinese Shopping App Pinduoduo Sued in U.S. Ahead of I.P.O.

As it prepares to list shares on the Nasdaq, the fast-growing online marketplace has been hit by a complaint that it allows sales of knockoff diapers.

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Pakistan election: Imran Khan scents victory

The former cricketer tells the BBC his opponents will "lose because of their track record in power".

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India's PM Narendra Modi startled by Rahul Gandhi hug

The political foes had a brief embrace on the floor of the lower house of the Indian parliament.

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Thai cave: Artists' huge mural honours rescue heroes

The artwork prominently features diver Saman Gunan, who died taking part in the rescue operation.

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A Minister Feting a Lynch Mob? India Recoils in Disgust

Jayant Sinha, an American-educated politician, draped garlands of flowers around the necks of eight convicted killers, provoking national outrage.

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Singapore’s Prime Minister Among 1.5 Million Affected by Cyberattack

Among the data affected were records from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, a cancer survivor.

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Raza Khan: Pakistani activist missing for seven months returns home

Raza Khan, who disappeared last December after criticising the military, is back with his family.

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Trump 'ready' to tax all Chinese imports

The US president says he is prepared to slap tariffs on all $500bn of imports from China.

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Obituary: Adrian Cronauer - the real Good Morning, Vietnam DJ

Adrian Cronauer was a US air force sergeant and radio presenter, depicted (loosely) by the late Robin Williams.

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Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

The attack by hackers on a health database has affected about a quarter of the population.

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Durham rugby players in Sri Lanka had 'taken heroin' before death

Police in Sri Lanka are ordered to further investigate the drugs deaths of two players.

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India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

The changes come as violence in India is blamed on rumours of child abductions, spread via WhatsApp.

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