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    Indonesia arrests 34, blocks internet in Papua to curb protests

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    Indonesia has arrested 34 people and cut internet access in its easternmost region of Papua to rein in violence after protesters torched buildings, a market...

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    Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 04:12pm on August 22, 2019

    French leader Emmanuel Macron backed the idea of a month of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out major compromises as...

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    Iran unveils new home-grown missile defence system

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:02pm on August 22, 2019

    Iran unveiled its new home-grown air defence system on Thursday at a time of increased tensions with the United States. Iranian officials have previously called...

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    Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space

    Agence-France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space...

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    Japan strongly protests South Korea defence pact move

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    Japan’s foreign minister said Thursday that Tokyo ‘strongly’ protested against South Korea’s decision to scrap a military intelligence-sharing pact, calling the move ‘extremely regrettable’.‘I have...

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    Venezuelan officials reached out to discuss Maduro exit

    Agence-France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido said Wednesday his rival Nicolas Maduro had been made to look ridiculous by insisting he had authorised back channel talks...

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    Ancient monkey skull reveals secrets of primate brain evolution

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    The remains of a prehistoric primate that lived high in the Andes 20 million years ago and was so small it could fit in your...

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    Denmark stunned as Trump scraps visit over Greenland snub

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 04:44pm on August 21, 2019

    Denmark was left stunned Wednesday by Donald Trump’s decision to postpone a state visit after the government told the US president its autonomous territory Greenland...