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Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan 'dodged Singapore national service'

Kevin Kwan left Singapore when he was 11


The author whose book Crazy Rich Asians was adapted into a box office hit is wanted by Singapore for failing to report for military service, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Kevin Kwan, 44, did not register for national service (NS) in 1990 despite being sent notices, the ministry said.

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Australian drought: Muslims hold Eid event to pray for rain

Thousands showed up at the Eid event in western Sydney



About 30,000 Australian Muslims gathered in Sydney on Tuesday to pray for an end to what's been called the worst drought in living memory.

Worshippers from 16 mosques came together "in a show of solidarity and unity" with farmers and others affected by the drought.

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Asian Games 2018: Indonesia police kill dozens in criminal crackdown

Authorities say police have been told to act with force if resistance is met



Indonesian police have fatally shot dozens of "petty criminals" in the lead up the 2018 Asian Games, rights group Amnesty International says.

The group condemned the deaths, calling for an investigation into the "shoot first and ask questions later policy".

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