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    Iraq’s ancient city under threat as Turkey begins dam project

    Agence France-Presse. Ankara, Turkey | Updated at 11:49pm on August 02, 2019

    Turkish authorities have started filling a controversial dam whose artificial lake will submerge a 12,000-year-old town and which is the source of tension with Iraq, activists said Friday.

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    Crocodiles hunt in flooded Indian city

    Agence France-Presse . Vadodara | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    Crocodiles hunted dogs in the flooded streets of the Indian city of Vadodara after it was battered by nearly 50 centimetres of rain in 24...

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    Climate battle will ‘succeed or fail’ in Asia: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    The battle to combat climate change will ‘succeed or fail’ based on what happens in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil...

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    Young Afghans wary as possible US-Taliban deal nears

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    With momentum apparently building for a breakthrough in talks between Washington and the Taliban, younger Afghans whose lives have been overshadowed by nearly 18 years...

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    N Korea increases pressure with latest missile launches

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday, a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military...

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    No air strikes in Syria’s NW as ceasefire declared

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    Syrian and Russian warplanes mounted no air strikes in the rebel-held northwest on Friday after a ceasefire was announced, a war monitor said, after three...

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    Johnson suffers first electoral setback as PM

    Agence-France-Presse . United Kingdom | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    Boris Johnson suffered a setback in his first ballot box test as British prime minister on Friday after the Conservative candidate lost to a pro-EU...

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    Biden ‘surprised’ at Obama swipes in latest debate

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden said Thursday he was ‘surprised’ at the intensity of debate-night criticism levelled at his onetime boss Barack Obama, saying the popular...

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    India police warn Hindu for rejecting Muslim delivery driver

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:25pm on August 02, 2019

    A Hindu man who rejected a food delivery from a Muslim driver has been slapped with a good behaviour bond by Indian police, with officers...

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    Quake hits Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Banten, Indonesia | Updated at 07:58pm on August 02, 2019

    Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami warning late Friday after a powerful earthquake earlier struck off the southern coast of heavily populated Java island.The 6.9 magnitude...