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Saudi Arabia demotes foreign minister in wake of Khashoggi case

Demoted: Adel al-Jubeir was the foreign minister



Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has been demoted in a government reshuffle by the country's leader, King Salman.

Mr Jubeir will become minister of state for foreign affairs, with Ibrahim al-Assaf taking over as foreign minister.

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Taiwan: 152 Vietnam tourists 'disappear' during holiday

The visitors arrived in Kaohsiung, population 2.7 million, over the weekend



The Taiwanese authorities are searching for 152 Vietnamese people who arrived on tourist visas last week and have since gone missing.

The tourists arrived in the southern city of Kaohsiung on 21 and 23 December, but all but one appear to have absconded, officials say.

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Anak Krakatau: Indonesia flights rerouted as volcano alert level raised

Anak Krakatoa has erupted a number of times in recent months: this image was taken in July



The alert level for Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano has been raised to the second highest level possible, after a series of eruptions spewed out lava.

All flights around the volcano have been rerouted and a 5km exclusion zone has also been imposed.

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Indonesia tsunami: Fears of new wave as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

The death toll after Saturday's tsunami continues to rise


Coastal residents near Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.

On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 281 people and injuring 1,016.

Read more: Indonesia tsunami: Fears of new wave as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes


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