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    US president to visit El Paso Wednesday following shooting

    Agence France-Presse . El Paso, United States | Updated at 03:18pm on August 06, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump will visit El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday following a mass shooting in the southern border town that killed 22 people, the local mayor said...

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    HK Protesters demand democracy, liberty, equality at press meet

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 03:09pm on August 06, 2019

    Three masked youngsters from Hong Kong’s anti-government movement took the unusual step on Tuesday of holding a press conference to demand democracy, liberty and equality and condemn the city’s pro-Beijing leaders...

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    Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan govt assets in US

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:38pm on August 06, 2019

    President Donald Trump on Monday ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington’s latest move...

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    Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 02:18pm on August 06, 2019

    The mayor of Hiroshima urged Japan to sign a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons as the city Tuesday marked 74 years since being targeted in the world’s first atomic...

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    Beijing warns of countermeasures

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:43pm on August 06, 2019

    China warned Tuesday it would take unspecified countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with plans to deploy ground-based intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific...

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    Recent US shooting tragedy: what we know about victims

    Agence France-Presse . El Paso, United States | Updated at 12:50pm on August 06, 2019

    A hero mother shielding her infant, Mexican nationals shopping just across the border, a 15-year-old soccer player: details began to emerge Monday of the 31 victims of back-to-back shootings in Texas and Ohio — and the stories behind the grim statistics...

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    Obama condemns Trump for spreading ‘words of hatred’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:15am on August 06, 2019

    Former president Barack Obama warned Monday against leaders feeding a ‘climate of fear’ through their rhetoric as the United States mourned 31 people killed in two weekend mass shootings...

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    Maldives ex-VP detained after India escape bid

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:44am on August 06, 2019

    Former Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb, who faces attempted murder and corruption allegations, was remanded in custody Monday over a failed attempt to illegally enter...

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    US seeks to renew Pacific islands security pact

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:41am on August 06, 2019

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Monday negotiations have begun with three Pacific island nations to renew a national security agreement that would help Washington counter growing...

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    HK police fire tear gas as strikes paralyse city

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in fresh clashes with protesters after a general strike caused transport chaos on Monday, and as night fell in the Asian financial hub thousands...

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