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    An Islamist general starts a localized insurrection, shortly before a regional summit.Asia-Pacific,Abduhalim Nazarzoda,Collective Security Treaty Organisation,Imomali Rakhmon,Islamic Rebirth Party,Russia,Tajikistan,Vladimir Putin,Michael Lerner

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  • Malcolm Turnbull

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