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    US under siege as pandemic grows

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:42am on July 04, 2020

    The United States posted a record 53,000 new coronavirus cases as the deadly pandemic accelerated across the Americas, but its slowdown in Europe led Britain to announce Friday the...

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    India to purchase Russian fighter jets

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:35pm on July 03, 2020

    India’s defence ministry Thursday signed off on the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to 59 others worth $2.4 billion, amid rising tensions...

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    Kim signals N Korea to keep border closed

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:34pm on July 03, 2020

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the ‘hasty’ relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders...

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    China military exercises will destabilise S China Sea: US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:33pm on July 03, 2020

    The Pentagon said it was ‘concerned’ about Chinese military exercises around a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, warning that the manoeuvres will ‘further...

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    Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:32pm on July 03, 2020

    Twenty Saudi suspects including two former aides to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman went on trial in absentia in Turkey on Friday, accused of killing...

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    Johnson urges Brits to act responsibly

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:31pm on July 03, 2020

    British prime minister Boris Johnson has urged people to ‘act responsibly’ when pubs in England reopen on Saturday after more than three months of coronavirus...

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    French govt resigns as Macron vows new course

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:30pm on July 03, 2020

    The French government resigned Friday ahead of a cabinet reshuffle that president Emmanuel Macron says will set out a ‘new course’ as the country grapples...

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    Modi rallies Indian troops after China border clash

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:29pm on July 03, 2020

    Prime minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to rally Indian troops near a disputed frontier with China Friday, telling them the country’s enemies had seen their ‘fire and fury’ following...

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    Eight Indian police shot dead in ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 12:44pm on July 03, 2020

    Eight policemen have been shot dead in India after being ambushed as they went to arrest a murder suspect, authorities said Friday. At least seven other people were injured in the...

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    Indian villagers seek road or merger with Bangladesh

    New Age Desk | Updated at 10:31am on July 03, 2020

    Tribal villagers in Meghalaya residing on the edge of India-Bangladesh border asked the Indian government to give away their four villages and its population to Bangladesh if the government was not...