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    Iran questions US plans for coalition for peace

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Iran’s foreign minister on Friday questioned US plans for a coalition for a ‘peaceful resolution’ in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives. ‘Coalition for Peaceful...

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    Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    The Saudi-led coalition said it launched a military operation against Tehran-linked Yemeni rebels Thursday, in its first known strike since an attack on the kingdom’s oil industry that...

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    Hong Kong using excessive force: AI

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Amnesty International on Friday accused Hong Kong police of using excessive force against pro-democracy protesters, in some cases amounting to torture, criticising a ‘disturbing pattern of...

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    Russia, China cast vetoes to block UN resolution

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution backed by 12 of the 15 member states that called for a ceasefire in Syria’s war-torn Idlib province...

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    UK rebuffs EU call for Brexit solution

    Agence France-Presse . Helsinki | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    The European Union’s Finnish presidency demanded Thursday that Britain deliver a written new Brexit proposal by the end of September or face a messy ‘no-deal’ divorce - an...

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    Israel vote deadlock confirmed by results

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Israeli vote results on Friday confirmed a deadlock in the country’s general election and put prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party as the second-largest, leaving him with...

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    Trump rolls out red carpet for Morrison

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Don’t expect any awkward silences when president Donald Trump and Australian prime minister Scott Morrison sit down to a rare state dinner at the White House on Friday...

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    Trudeau apologises again for wearing blackface

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    A contrite Justin Trudeau publicly apologized Thursday for his ‘absolutely unacceptable’ behaviour, as decades-old images showing the Canadian prime minister in blackface makeup rocked his...

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    Pope decries euthanasia as Italy court considers assisted suicide

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 07:03pm on September 20, 2019

    Pope Francis on Friday again spoke out against assisted suicide and euthanasia, days before a top Italian court is to examine the thorny question in...

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    Huawei Mate 30: Smartphone sans Google services

    New Age Online | Updated at 12:05pm on September 20, 2019

    Huawei has launched its latest smartphones— Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro— without many of the apps typically pre-installed on Android handsets like YouTube, Google...