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    Duterte threatens to jail critics

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail critics if they try to impeach him, as he faces accusations of defending Beijing after a boat crash in the disputed...

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    Tillerson unaware of trump son-in-law’s diplomacy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    Former top US diplomat Rex Tillerson says the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner conducted diplomacy outside usual channels and left him to be blindsided by important developments...

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    Manafort denies new fraud charges

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, already serving federal prison time for financial fraud, pleaded not guilty Thursday to further graft  charges brought by state...

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    Boris downbeat on ties with Russia

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    UK leadership race frontrunner Boris Johnson voiced pessimism Friday about mending ties with Russia as long as president Vladimir Putin remains in power. The former foreign minister’s comments came...

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    Dalai Lama says Trump ‘lacks moral principle’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    The Dalai Lama has accused US President Donald Trump of lacking ‘moral principle’, in a wide-ranging BBC interview in which the Tibetan spiritual leader said that any female successor...

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    Harris challenges Biden

    Reuters . Miami | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    Presidential candidate Kamala Harris dominated her Democratic rivals in a debate on Thursday, confronting front-runner Joe Biden on race and calling his remarks about working with...

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    China Muslims urge G20 pressure to end ‘genocide’

    Agence France-Presse . Osaka | Updated at 08:41pm on June 28, 2019

    An exiled advocate for China’s ethnic Uighur minority Friday urged world leaders gathered in Japan for the G20 summit to confront Chinese president Xi Jinping over the ‘genocide’ of her...

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    Indian mother, daughter heads shaved after resisting rape

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 06:34pm on June 28, 2019

    An Indian mother and her daughter were beaten and had their heads shaved by a group of men after they resisted a gang rape attempt, police said on Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the...

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    Don’t meddle in US elections, Trump asks Putin

    Reuters. Osaka | Updated at 02:05pm on June 28, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to ‘please not meddle in US elections’, appearing to make light of a...

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    Migrants plead to seek asylum in US, not Mexico

    Reuters. El Paso | Updated at 12:32pm on June 28, 2019

    Several Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States were allowed to return there on Thursday after being forced to wait in one of...