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Top Asian News 6:14 a.m. GMT

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka...(more) 

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North Carolina transgender students win toilet access ruling

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The University of North Carolina must allow transgender students and staff to use toilets that match their gender identity, a judge rules. 



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Rio 2016: court to return passports to three Irish Olympic officials

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Computers and mobile phones were also seized in an investigation into allegations of an illegal Olympics ticketing scamA Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland and they will be allowed to leave Brazil, a source in...(more) 



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Baby death: report finds 'series of tragic errors' caused gas mix-up at Sydney hospital

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Report by chief health officer finds incorrect installation of medical gas pipes and flawed testing led to deathThe final report into a fatal oxygen mix-up at a western Sydney hospital has found “a series of tragic errors” led to one boy’s death and a baby girl’s...(more) 



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Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon denies antisemitic remarks

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In sworn court declaration following their divorce in 2007, Bannon’s ex-wife said he ‘didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews’An ex-wife of Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made antisemitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private...(more) 



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Bangladesh security forces kill mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack

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Bangladeshi security forces killed four Islamist militants, including the mastermind of an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed, the head of police counter-terrorism in the capital said on Saturday. The militants were killed in a raid...(more) 



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Colombia ceasefire will not stop government fighting crime: official

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The historic ceasefire between Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group will not end the government's commitment to fighting crime, the country's defense minister said Friday. "We are in a ceasefire (with the FARC), but will not cease persecuting crime," Luis Carlos Villegas said. Soldiers and...(more) 



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Day of mourning in Italy as funerals held for quake dead

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Italy prepared for an emotional day of mourning Saturday with flags across the country to fly at half mast in honour of the 281 victims of a devastating earthquake. Grieving families began burying their dead Friday as rescue workers combing the rubble said they had found...(more) 



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Doctor who praised Trump's health says he wrote note in a rush

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Donald Trump's personal doctor, who gave the Republican presidential candidate a glowing health report, told NBC News Friday that he penned that note in five minutes as Trump's car waited. "I try to get four or five lines down as fast as possible so that they...(more) 



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Bongo's fate in the balance as Gabon goes to the polls

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The people of Gabon vote Saturday to decide whether President Ali Bongo will remain in office or be unseated by a career diplomat and close associate of his late father, who ran the country for 41 years. The election takes place in a climate of persistent...(more) 



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Five things to know about Gabon

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One of Africa's largest oil producers and among the continent's wealthier nations, small lush Gabon holds a presidential election Saturday at a time of rising social tension due to the global slump in oil prices. The vote sees one of the strongest challenges yet to 50...(more) 



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Porngate report delayed amid protest from email senders

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The release of an incendiary report on the exchange of pornography on state computers will be delayed while officials make sure no one is unfairly maligned in the document. 



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