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Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police

Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi’s revocation of the


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Hong Kongers rally against government under stormy skies

Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday (August 17), as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night.


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North Korea's Kim oversaw the test-firing of new weapon again: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday (August 16).


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Trump gets update from aides on Afghan peace plan

President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a US troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political s


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Veteran politicians said to be willing to lead anti-Brexit government

Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the pr


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Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale

Greenland on Friday (August 16) dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that US President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s


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Shared Afghanistan interests create opening for US-Iran back channel: Reuters

Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as US President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its lon


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Labour vows to bring down PM Johnson and delay Brexit

Britain’s opposition Labour Party began its campaign to bring down Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging lawmakers to back a no-confidence vote and unite behind a caretaker government led by Jeremy Cor


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Taliban, US pact in Afghanistan could boost Islamic State

A deal between the Taliban and the United States for US forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters into the arms of the Islamic State (ISIS


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South Korea imports more US oil in July as Iran shipments on hold

South Korea’s oil imports from the United States and the United Arab Emirates jumped in July, with Iranian shipments remaining at zero for a third month due to US sanctions, customs data showed on Thu


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Police, protesters clash at Hong Kong airport after flights halted for 2nd day

Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday (August 13) after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former British colony deepened.


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Aid worker kidnappings 'big business' as criminals wade in: ex-hostage

Kidnapping of aid workers has become “big business” as militants often work with crime networks to carry out abductions, a senior United Nations official and former hostage said on Tuesday (August 13)


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Hong Kong airport authority cancels all flights for Monday

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has canceled all flights not yet checked in by Monday (August 12) afternoon, the agency said, as anti-government protesters peacefully demonstrated at the airport for a f


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US adviser Bolton to urge tougher UK stance on Iran and China

John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in London on Sunday (August 11) for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and Chinese


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Russia, after protests, tells Google not to advertise "illegal" events

Russia’s state communications watchdog said on Sunday it had asked Google to stop advertising “illegal mass events” on its YouTube video platform.


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Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters as confrontation looms

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Sunday (August 11) as a tenth straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations intensified amid an increasingly aggressive response from the police a


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Democratic presidential contenders demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday (August 10) urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead.


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Pakistan says will move to UN Security Council over Kashmir

Pakistan says it will move the United Nations Security Council with China’s support with a motion to condemn India for its decision to strip its portion of the Kashmir region of special status.


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One person injured in shooting at Norway mosque, suspect in custody

One person has been injured in a shooting inside a mosque in Norway, police said on Saturday, adding that one man had been apprehended.


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Thousands rally at election protest in Moscow, leading activist arrested

Tens of thousands of Muscovites staged Russia’s biggest political protest for years on Saturday, rallying to demand free city-wide elections in spite of a government crackdown.


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