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Indonesia's Jokowi urges no poll celebrations

After Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election ended with both sides declaring victory, front-running candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo called on his supporters to refrain from celebrating out of fear that it could incite violence by his rival's supporters while the nation waits for official results.

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#Fukushima builds 'ice wall' to contain leaks

Officials at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan have shown an underground wall of ice they are building to stop radioactive water from leaking from the facility.

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#Tibet writer detained as Kerry visits China

A well-known Tibetan writer has said that she and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing, as China plays host to US State Secretary John Kerry for the latest round of US-China talks.

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North Korea 'fires more projectiles into sea'

North Korea has launched two projectiles into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, South Korean has said.

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Merkel: US spying allegations are serious

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about.

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Jokowi's victory claim disputed in #Indonesia

Joko WidodoEx-general Prabowo Subianto has refused to accept a victory claim from his rival, Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, after a closely-fought presidential race in Indonesia.

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China's Xi urges 'respect' as Kerry visits

John KerryConfrontation between China and the United States would be a disaster and both must respect each others' sovereignty, Chinese President Xi Jinping said as he opened annual talks between the world's two biggest economies.

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#Japan urges evacuation as typhoon moves in

Typhoon NeoguriOne person has died in Japan, while 500,000 residents were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were cancelled, as a powerful typhoon brought heavy rains and strong winds to its southwestern islands.

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Refugees get temporary reprieve in #Australia

asylum seekersThe Australian government has promised not to hand over a group of 153 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan government without three days' notice amid a court challenge and uproar from human rights groups.

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#Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Australia has confirmed it handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea, drawing outrage from rights groups who fear those on board could face persecution when they go home.

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