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    Netanyahu fights for record fifth term

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Opinion polls put former armed forces...

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    Police on alert as Taiwan’s flag lowered in Solomons

    Agence-France-Presse . Solomon Islands | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    Police maintained a strong presence on the streets of the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara on Tuesday but reported no unrest following the troubled Pacific nation’s decision to...

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    Nepali climber set for final push in record 14-peak bid

    Agence- France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    The current record for climbing the world’s 14 tallest peaks is almost eight years. Nepali climber, Nirmal Purja, who served in the British special forces, has a target of seven...

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    Amnesty chief promises to keep raising concern about Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:22pm on September 17, 2019

    Amnesty International’s chief vowed Monday that the rights group would not be silenced on raising concerns about Kashmir despite what he called intimidation by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s government...

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    General election in Israel going on

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 02:22pm on September 17, 2019

    Israel began voting in its second election in five months Tuesday that will decide whether to extend prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s term as the country’s longest-serving prime minister despite corruption allegations against him...

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    Britain’s Supreme Court enters into Brexit crisis

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 02:11am on September 18, 2019

    Britain’s Supreme Court will begin considering legal challenges Tuesday to prime minister Boris Johnson’s controversial decision to suspend parliament for over a month, as the country’s political crisis...

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    Outcry forces NW Pakistan officials to scrap veil order for girls

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 02:06am on September 18, 2019

    Pakistan education authorities have reversed a decision making it compulsory for female students in two major northwestern cities to wear veils, one day after the move sparked a rights outcry...

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    Trump condemns NY Times for updating its Kavanaugh story

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:31pm on September 17, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump blasted The New York Times Monday after it updated a story detailing a previously unreported accusation of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say the alleged victim did not recall the incident...

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    UK SC to hold hearing on Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:59pm on September 17, 2019

    The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the United Kingdom Supreme Court on Tuesday for hearings on Boris Johnson’s explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month...

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    Oil soars 10pc after attack on massive Saudi oil facilities

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:44am on September 17, 2019

    Oil futures jumped 10 per cent on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil processing facilities over the weekend sliced the kingdom’s production in half and threatened to...

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