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    UN voices alarm at HK security law arrests

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:28pm on July 03, 2020

    The United Nations voiced alarm Friday that arrests were already being made in Hong Kong under Beijing’s controversial new national security law despite ‘vague’ definitions...

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    Eight Indian police shot dead in ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 12:44pm on July 03, 2020

    Eight policemen have been shot dead in India after being ambushed as they went to arrest a murder suspect, authorities said Friday. At least seven other people were injured in the...

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    Modi rallies Indian troops after China border clash

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:29pm on July 03, 2020

    Prime minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to rally Indian troops near a disputed frontier with China Friday, telling them the country’s enemies had seen their ‘fire and fury’ following...

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    French govt resigns as Macron vows new course

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:30pm on July 03, 2020

    The French government resigned Friday ahead of a cabinet reshuffle that president Emmanuel Macron says will set out a ‘new course’ as the country grapples...

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    Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:32pm on July 03, 2020

    Twenty Saudi suspects including two former aides to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman went on trial in absentia in Turkey on Friday, accused of killing...

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    Current dominant strain of COVID-19 more infectious than original: study

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:25am on July 04, 2020

    The genetic variation of the novel coronavirus that dominates the world today infects human cells more readily than the original that emerged in China, according to a new study published in the...

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    19 pilgrims killed as train rams van in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 01:23am on July 04, 2020

    At least 19 Sikh pilgrims — all from the same family — were killed on Friday when a train smashed into a van in the east of Pakistan, officials said. The driver was travelling across an unmanned level crossing...

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    Monkeys infected with novel coronavirus developed short-term immunity

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:17am on July 04, 2020

    Test monkeys infected with the novel coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic were protected from reinfection for up to 28 days later, a Chinese study out Thursday in the...