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    One police killed in Indian Kashmir standoff with militants

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:16pm on August 26, 2017

    Government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir were battling suspected rebels Saturday after they stormed a police facility in a pre-dawn attack and killed one officer and wounded three paramilitary troops, police said...

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    Belgian soldiers shoot dead knife attacker in Brussels

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on August 26, 2017

    Belgian soldiers shot dead a man in the centre of Brussels Friday evening after he came at them with a knife shouting Allahu Akbar (God is great), in a case authorities are treating as a terrorist attack...

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    Thailand's former PM Yingluck ‘fled to Dubai’

    Reuters | Updated at 10:45am on August 26, 2017

    Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling in which she faced up to 10 years in prison...

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    Man with knife assaults two police officers outside Buckingham Palace

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on August 26, 2017

    A man with a ‘large knife’ who assaulted two police officers outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night has been arrested, British police said...

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    North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills

    Reuters | Updated at 09:50am on August 26, 2017

    North Korea fired several short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast early on Saturday, South Korea and the US military said, as the two allies conducted annual joint military drills that the North denounces as preparation for war...

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    Clashes kill 32 in India as court convicts guru of rape

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:35am on August 26, 2017

    At least 32 people were killed Friday when clashes broke out in northern India after a court convicted a controversial religious leader of raping two of his followers, sparking fury among tens of thousands of supporters who had gathered for the verdict...

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    Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas coastline

    Agence France-Presse . Corpus Christi | Updated at 12:30am on August 27, 2017

    Powerful wind and heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey lashed the Gulf Coast of Texas on Saturday, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee...

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    ‘Disaster’ looms as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

    Agence France-Presse . San Antonio | Updated at 01:37am on August 26, 2017

    Hundreds of thousands of people on the US Gulf Coast were urged to flee the path of Hurricane Harvey Friday as Texas and Louisiana braced for ‘catastrophic’ flooding from the powerful category two storm barrelling in to shore....

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    Chinese army mobilised as typhoon death toll rises in Macau

    Agence France-Presse . Macau | Updated at 01:34am on August 26, 2017

    The Chinese army on Friday joined relief efforts in Macau where at least nine people are now known to have died when a huge typhoon swept through the gambling hub...

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    Ex-PM Yingluck flees Thailand

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:26am on August 26, 2017

    Thailand’s ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled Thailand, a senior party source said, after she skipped a court appearance Friday that could have seen her jailed, prompting the Supreme Court to issue a warrant for her arrest...