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WEDNESDAY May 1, 2019

Thailand gears for new king’s 3-day coronation

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Guests listen to a speech by China’s President Xi Jinping at a ceremony marking the centennial of the May Fourth Movement at the Great Hall of People in Beijing, China. The President encouraged Chinese youth to obey the Communist Party. AFP PHOTO

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THE MANILA TIMES | MAY 01, 2019  

The Manila Times is one of the leading national broadsheets in the Philippines. It is also one of the oldest, having been founded in 1898.

THE MANILA TIMES | MAY 01, 2019  

The Manila Times is one of the leading national broadsheets in the Philippines. It is also one of the oldest, having been founded in 1898.

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