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Talk about political insulation. Duterte must have a pretty secure political position to call 90 per cent of the priests in one of the most pious, devout catholic countries, gay.
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Editor
 
 
  Korea, China, Japan to discuss regional free trade deal in Beijing  
 
     
 
  Representatives of South Korea, China and Japan are to discuss a regional free trade deal in Beijing from Thursday to accelerate negotiations on market liberalization for products, services and investment, the Seoul government said Wednesday.

The two-day negotiations will be attended by senior trade officials representing the three nations, who will discuss ways to open up goods and services markets and lower other trade barriers, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said. This is the 14th round of negotiations. The three countries last held talks in March in Seoul.
 
 
 
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Jakarta is sinking, to face major flooding by 2025
 
   
 
More than a quarter of Jakarta’s 661.52 square kilometers will be submerged by water in less than a decade, as the sprawling capital will continue to sink rapidly if no significant measures are taken to ensure the survival of the city, experts have warned.
 
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China will quickly implement trade deals with US
 
   
 
China's Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday the latest China-US trade talk on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina was a successful one and China has confidence in implementing the consensus of the talk.
 
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Bangladesh 7th most vulnerable to climate change
 
   
 
In a new global index, Bangladesh has been ranked seventh among the countries most affected by extreme weather events in 20 years since 1998. The Long-Term Climate Risk Index listed Puerto Rico and Sri Lanka as the top two affected countries.
 
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90% of Catholic priests are gay, says Duterte
 
   
 
Almost 90 percent of Catholic priests are homosexuals, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday. Duterte made the remark as he again attacked the Catholic Church, which has been critical of his brutal war on drugs and anti-criminality campaign.
 
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