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    S Lanka police overturn local council ban on Muslims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:36am on June 26, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police Tuesday stepped in to prevent a local council from banning Muslim traders from a weekly fair in another backlash from the devastating Easter attacks blamed on...

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    Democracy falls short for people around world: survey

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 01:33am on June 26, 2019

    Only half of the world’s population thinks their country is democratic, a survey published on Tuesday found, with many Western Europeans viewing banks and social media as threats...

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    Iran says US sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    New US sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after...

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    Palestinians protest, strike over US peace plan

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated Tuesday throughout the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip against the launch of the US administration’s Middle East peace...

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    Indian police arrest 11 for torturing Muslim man to death

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    Indian police arrested 11 people Tuesday over the killing of a Muslim man who was tortured and forced to chant Hindu slogans in the latest mob violence to shock the nation...

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    NASA’s Curiosity rover finds new methane spike on Mars

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected the highest ever levels of methane in the course of its mission on Mars, an exciting discovery because the gas could point to the existence of...

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    Five hurt as Honduran forces fire on students

    Agence-France-Presse . Honduras | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    Honduran military police opened fire on protesting students at a university on Monday, wounding at least five, campus and hospital officials said. Hundreds of students at the National Autonomous University of Honduras were...

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    Southeast Asia urged to improve women’s rights

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    Southeast Asian nations must improve job prospects for women at home and step up law enforcement at their borders to stem the rising number of brides sold into China, anti-trafficking groups...

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    Rally in Georgia against govt promised reforms

    Agence France-Presse . Tbilisi | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied on Monday in the Georgian capital for the fifth consecutive day as the increasingly unpopular ruling party’s promise of sweeping reforms failed to...

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    Seven migrant deaths reported in ‘extreme heat’ at US border

    Reuters . Texas | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge...