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    Iraqi protesters shut roads to ports, oil fields

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:47pm on November 20, 2019

    Anti-government demonstrators in southern Iraq shut roads to two major ports and a key oil field Wednesday, port officials and AFP correspondents said, leading to...

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    Israeli strikes kill 11 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 03:00pm on November 20, 2019

    The Israeli army carried out a ‘wide-scale’ attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria Wednesday, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli...

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    Rohingyas in Malaysia urge fellows not to flee Bangladesh

    Reuters. Penang | Updated at 03:55pm on November 20, 2019

    Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees...

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    Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck on Dutch-UK ferry

    Agence-France-Presse . Netherlands | Updated at 10:50pm on November 20, 2019

    A ferry crew found 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing from the Netherlands to Britain on Tuesday, emergency services said. The...

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    Philippine puts ban on e-cigarette

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 02:35pm on November 20, 2019

    A ban on e-cigarettes has been ordered by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who is threatening to arrest anyone found vaping publicly in a country that already has some of Asia’s toughest anti-smoking rules...

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    Suu Kyi to contest Rohingya genocide case at ICJ

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:24am on November 21, 2019

    Aung San Suu Kyi will appear before the International Court of Justice to contest a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide against its...

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    US Senate passes HK rights bill, angering China

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:46am on November 21, 2019

    The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting ‘human rights and democracy’ in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China...

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa named as PM in Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:49am on November 21, 2019

    Newly elected Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday named his brother Mahinda as prime minister, cementing the grip on power of a clan credited...