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    British consulate staffer, detained in China, returns to HK

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 03:04pm on August 24, 2019

    A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday...

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    Senegalese opposition leader dies at 82

    Agence France-Presse . Dakar | Updated at 01:49pm on August 24, 2019

    Veteran Senegalese opposition figure and former minister Amath Dansokho, a major presence in Senegal’s politics for more than 60 years, has died in Dakar aged 82, according to his associates...

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    Biologists demand trade ban on Mexico over endangered porpoise

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 03:22pm on August 24, 2019

    Conservationists are urging countries to slap trade sanctions on Mexico over its failure to rein in illegal fishing that could doom the vaquita marina porpoise to extinction within months...

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    Hong Kongers protests forming human chain

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations...

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    North Korea calls Pompeo diehard toxin

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 11:34am on August 23, 2019

    North Korea’s top diplomat said on Friday that US secretary of state Mike Pompeo was a ‘diehard toxin’ who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North...

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    Kashmiris protest amid curfew

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:09am on August 24, 2019

    An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven...

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    Sri Lanka ends emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:15am on August 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President...

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    India increases restrictions in Kashmir

    Reuters | Updated at 12:24pm on August 23, 2019

    Authorities in the main city of Indian Kashmir tightened security ahead of Friday prayers after separatists called for a protest march to a UN office, with streets...