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    India launches Moon mission

    Agence France-Presse . Sriharikota, India | Updated at 06:54pm on July 22, 2019

    India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join an elite space force. A week after an initial launch was halted just before...

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    Iran says seizure of UK-flagged tanker was ‘legal measure’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz was a ‘legal measure’, the spokesman for the Islamic republic’s government said on Monday. ‘Seizing the British tanker was...

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    Internet cut off in Rakhine enters fifth week

    Agence Francee-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:25am on July 23, 2019

    A sweeping internet shutdown in Myanmar’s conflict-hit Rakhine state went into its fifth week Monday as residents called on the government to end an information...

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    New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:30am on July 23, 2019

    New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second round of gun law reforms following the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed...

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    Lanka extends emergency for 4th month after Easter bombings

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:33am on July 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka on Monday extended a law granting security forces emergency powers for a fourth month following the Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels and...

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    Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Jerusalem area

    Agence-France-Presse . Sur Baher | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    Israel began demolishing a number of Palestinian homes it considers illegal south of Jerusalem early Monday, in a move which has drawn international concern. The Palestinians immediately slammed the demolitions...

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    Johnson hits more turmoil on last voting day

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    Britain’s leadership contest entered its finale Monday with the favourite Boris Johnson facing more defections from ministers over his Brexit plan. The month-long contest between former...

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    Duterte urges lawmakers to restore death penalty

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte urged lawmakers on Monday to bring back the death penalty as part of his internationally-condemned crackdown on narcotics in which police have already...