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    Facebook asked to protect users in simmering Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:24pm on November 17, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s largest political party Saturday asked Facebook to protect the identity of its supporters, fearing a crackdown by what it called the ‘illegal’ government.The...

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    Anti-IS coalition raids kill 43 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Air strikes by the US-led coalition Saturday killed 43 people, mostly civilians, in a holdout of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a Britain-based...

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    Trump answers to Russia probe

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    US president Donald Trump said Friday he had personally written - though not yet submitted - answers to the questions put to the White House...

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    US votes against UN censure of Israel

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    For the first time, the United States voted Friday against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights, dropping its practice of...

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    CNN reporter returns to White House

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    The White House agreed Friday to allow CNN reporter Jim Acosta back in after a judge ruled that the star journalist was improperly banned following...

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    Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq ties

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Iran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday,...

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    May takes pot-shot at plotters

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May on Saturday told the plotters planning to overthrow her that their alternative Brexit plans would not make all the problems...

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    Massachusetts to start selling marijuana

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Massachusetts is joining the growing list of US states where Americans can walk into a shop and legally buy recreational marijuana, with two stores due...

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