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    Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

    Reuters | Updated at 06:59pm on July 01, 2017

      In a major shake up of the Vatican's administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism's top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been...

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    London borough leader resigns after tower block fire

    Reuters | Updated at 10:05am on July 01, 2017

    The head of the local council in the London borough where at least 80 people died in a fire in a social housing tower block resigned on Friday after he was criticised for the organisation's handling of the disaster...

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    Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’

    BBC | Updated at 09:40am on July 01, 2017

    Chinese president Xi Jinping has warned against ‘impermissible’ challenges to Beijing's authority over Hong Kong...

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    Trump warns North Korea ‘patience is over’

    BBC | Updated at 09:15am on July 01, 2017

    US president Donald Trump says that years of ‘strategic patience’ with North Korea have failed and it is now time for a ‘determined response’...

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    Pakistani journalist held over Facebook posts

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 01:17am on July 01, 2017

    A Pakistani reporter has been detained and charged under cybercrime laws for criticising security forces on social media, officials and his family said Friday, the latest sign of a state crackdown on free speech...

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    Travel ban takes effect as Trump admin reverses policy on fiancés

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 01:13am on July 01, 2017

    US president Donald Trump’s administration reversed a decision late on Thursday and said fiancés would be considered close family members and therefore allowed to travel to the United States as its revised travel ban took effect....

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    Indian minister mocked for urinating in public

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:11am on July 01, 2017

    A government minister was mocked on social media for urinating in public despite the prime minister’s flagship public hygiene drive as pictures of the embarrassing incident were splashed over front pages Friday...

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    India warns China that border road threatens security

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:53am on July 01, 2017

    India condemned a new road that China is building on the rivals’ Himalayan border on Friday, saying it raises ‘serious security’ concerns....

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    Myanmar not to allow UN investigators

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:38am on July 01, 2017

    Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims, an official said on Friday....

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    Myanmar to bar UN human rights investigators from entering

    Associated Press | Updated at 06:30pm on June 30, 2017

    Myanmar’s government says it will instruct its embassies around the world to bar members of a UN-approved fact-finding mission from entering the...