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    US urges China to cut trade by $100 billion

    Reuters, Published on 16/03/2018

    » WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is pressing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $100 billion, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday, clarifying a tweet last week from President Donald Trump.

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    As girlfriend returns to US, Vegas gunman's profile emerges

    Associated Press, Published on 04/10/2017

    » LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend, back in the United States after a weeks-long trip abroad, will be at the centre of the investigation into the shooting deaths of 59 people as authorities try to determine why a man with no known record of violence or crime would open fire on a concert crowd from a high-rise hotel.

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    A survivor in the cauldron of the media

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 11/03/2017

    » The fierce competition from online media which puts the world's news at our fingertips, mostly for free, has devastated the print industry, pushing it ever deeper into the financial abyss and forcing newspaper journalists, especially freelancers, to look for new revenue sources.

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    South China Sea talks end in disarray after China lobbies Laos

    Bloomberg News, Published on 16/06/2016

    » BEIJING - A meeting of foreign ministers from Asean and China over the South China Sea ended in confusion after Malaysia released and then retracted a joint statement expressing "serious concerns" over developments in the disputed waterway.

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    World considers a Trump presidency, and many shudder

    Associated Press, Published on 03/03/2016

    » BRUSSELS -- Following Donald Trump's breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide were coming to grips Wednesday with the growing possibility the brash New York billionaire might become America's next president -- a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a good deal of horror.

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    New era dawning as Suu Kyi works to consolidate democracy

    News, Published on 03/02/2016

    » Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Ms Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year's elections, follows a procession of absolute monarchs, British colonial rulers and home-bred generals who are still standing tall in the wings.

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    Pilgrimage of pain for sick

    Spectrum, Phil Thornton, Published on 08/07/2012

    » Mary Boullier's pale fingers probe the swollen skin surrounding the barely opened slit that remains of nine-year-old Tin Tin's left eye and says, "We don't know what is causing the swelling around her eye, but when Tin Tin was admitted here she had severe anaemia. If it was left untreated it could have caused heart failure."

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    Myanmar's rising drug trade

    Spectrum, Phil Thornton, Published on 12/02/2012

    » Professor Des Ball pushes plates of what is left of a roast duck and barbeque prawn dinner to the side as he spreads a large map across the dinner table and stabs his finger at a point where northern Thailand meets Myanmar.

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