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Pakistan: Imran Khan picks Omar Ayub as PM nominee

Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Imran Khan has picked one of his party’s leaders as PM candidate. Omar Ayub Khan will run against the candidate of Imran Khan’s rivals, who have agreed to a coalition. Khan-backed independents unexpectedly won the most seats in last week’s election, but they did not have enough seats to form…

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Taiwan: Two Chinese fishermen die after sea chase with coastguard

Two Chinese fishermen have drowned while being chased by the Taiwanese coastguard off Taiwan’s northernmost Kinmen archipelago. Taipei said the fishing boat trespassed into Taiwanese waters on Wednesday. The four fishermen on board resisted an inspection and the boat capsized when authorities gave chase. Beijing “strongly condemned” the incident, saying it “seriously hurt the feelings…

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Valentine’s Day: Cambodia youth told to avoid ‘inappropriate’ activities

Young people in Cambodia have been urged to avoid “losing dignity” this Valentine’s Day, as authorities issued warnings about the pitfalls of premarital sex. The education ministry ordered schools to “take measures to prevent inappropriate activities on Valentine’s Day”. It added that the occasion was “not tradition of our Khmer nationality”. Sex before marriage, particularly…

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