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    Afghan peace talks expected in days as prisoner release approved

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:37pm on August 10, 2020

    Afghan peace talks are expected to begin within days after authorities announced Monday they would soon start releasing hundreds of Taliban prisoners accused of brutal attacks including on...

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    Downtown Chicago stores looted

    Agence France-Presse . Chicago | Updated at 10:34pm on August 10, 2020

    Large crowds clashed with police as rioters vandalised stores in downtown Chicago overnight Sunday, with officers returning fire after being targeted by gunfire, police said. Local media cited police saying more than...

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    Troops launch manhunt after Niger killings, as France sets terror probe

    Agence France-Presse . Koure, Niger | Updated at 10:32pm on August 10, 2020

    Troops in Niger backed by French air power launched a hunt Monday for the killers of eight people, six of them French nationals, as prosecutors in Paris announced a terror investigation into...

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    Lebanon govt steps down amid protests

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:47am on August 11, 2020

    Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab announced his government’s resignation Monday amid popular outrage over the deadly Beirut port explosion that has reignited angry street protests...

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    WHO sees hope despite looming 7,50,000 death toll

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:50am on August 11, 2020

    The World Health Organisation insisted Monday there was still hope of conquering the coronavirus pandemic despite the  suffering behind the looming landmarks of 7,50,000 deaths and 20 million...

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    Belarus in chaos after disputed election

    Agence France-Presse . Minsk, Belarus | Updated at 01:12am on August 11, 2020

    The main challenger in Belarus’s disputed election called on president Alexander Lukashenko to give up power on Monday after a fierce police crackdown on protesters saw dozens wounded and...

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    US cabinet member lauds Taiwan’s democracy

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:30pm on August 10, 2020

    A US cabinet member heaped praise on Taiwan’s democracy and its success in battling the coronavirus as he met the island’s leader on Monday during a historic visit that China has slammed as a threat to...

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    Fifth member of BJP killed in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 10:29pm on August 10, 2020

    A Kashmir politician who died of gunshot wounds on Monday has become the fifth member of India’s ruling nationalist party to be killed by militants in the turbulent region since last month...

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