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    China votes against Lee’s UN job extension

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:48am on March 24, 2019

    China on Friday voted against renewal of appointment of Yanghee Lee as the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar....

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    Imran, Modi trade peace messages

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:45am on March 24, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan ahead of Pakistan Day as both countries emphasised peace and prosperity for the region, reports Dawn online...

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    NZ reopens mosques that were attacked

    Reuters . Christchurch | Updated at 12:10am on March 24, 2019

    Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors on Saturday, with many survivors among the first to walk in and pray for those who died....

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    Syria force takes IS bastion

    Agence France-Presse . Baghouz | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group’s nearly five-year-old ‘caliphate’ Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria....

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    May pushes for Brexit deal with new timetable

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May tried to persuade MPs to back the EU divorce deal, seeking to build bridges after lashing out at lawmakers for their indecision on Brexit....

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    UN chief pledges to help protect religious sites

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday pledged action to help protect religious sites worldwide, during a visit to a New York Islamic centre one week after the New Zealand mosque shootings that shocked the world....

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    Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase

    Reuters . Lecheria, Venezuela | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s administration has reached its final stage and there will soon be a change in government, opposition leader Juan Guaido said, adding that his allies have spoken with high-ranking military members about changing sides....

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    UN draws up plans

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis...

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    Mozambique cyclone Idai death toll exceeds 400

    Reuters. Beira, Mozambique | Updated at 06:12pm on March 23, 2019

    The death toll in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has jumped to 417, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said on Saturday, adding that the situation remained critical.

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    IS ‘caliphate’ eliminated, says US-backed SDF

    Reuters . Deir Al-Zor, Syria | Updated at 05:20pm on March 23, 2019

    US-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending its territorial rule over...

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