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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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    US acting alone as allies ashamed: Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    The US is acting alone against Tehran and its allies are too ‘ashamed’ to join its forces in the Gulf, Iran’s top diplomat said Monday, dismissing Washington’s calls for talks as...

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    Yemen rebel drones target Saudi airports

    Agence-France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    Saudi air defences intercepted Yemeni rebel drones targeting civilian airports on Monday, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, as the rebels ramp up cross-border attacks. The coalition, in a statement published on Saudi state...

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    Brexit agreement is best deal possible: EU

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

    The deal reached on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union is the ‘best possible’ and is not up for negotiation but the European Commission is ready to talk with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a spokeswoman...

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    Trump proposes tighter gun control after mass shootings

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    US president Donald Trump on Monday urged Republicans and Democrats to agree on tighter gun control and suggested legislation could be linked to immigration reform after two shootings...

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    Hundreds stuck as heavy rain disrupts Mumbai rail service

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

    Hundreds of passengers were stuck in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, and nearby towns on Monday after two days of heavy rain flooded rivers and undermined railway tracks, forcing authorities to...

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    Australia cancer sufferer first to use new assisted dying law

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 08:45pm on August 05, 2019

    A 61-year-old cancer patient has become the first person in over two decades to die under controversial assisted dying laws in Australia, a charity said. Kerry Robertson died in July, three months after...

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    Air strike on south Libyan town kills 43

    Reuters . Tripoli | Updated at 06:16pm on August 05, 2019

    A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday. The attack is the second major air strike...

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    Pakistan condemns India’s step in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 04:45pm on August 05, 2019

    Pakistan on Monday condemned India’s move to abolish Kashmir’s special status as ‘illegal’, insisting it was an internationally recognised disputed territory. ‘No unilateral step by...