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    They’re going to kill me: last words of George Floyd

    Agence France-Presse . Washington, United States | Updated at 10:49am on July 09, 2020

    George Floyd said that he couldn’t breathe more than 20 times, called out for his children and late mother and said that officers would ‘kill’...

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    Ex-India navy officer refuses to appeal against death sentence

    Agence France-Presse. Islamabad | Updated at 10:42am on July 09, 2020

    A former Indian naval officer on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying has refused to lodge an appeal against his conviction and will try...

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    Myanmar questioning sex education in textbook

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon, Myanmar | Updated at 10:30am on July 09, 2020

    Unchaperoned teens, gay partners and sex workers – fictional characters in a new curriculum for Myanmar schools are causing a real-world tussle over morality in...

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    Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty safety gear surges: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 01:14am on July 09, 2020

    Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday. Organised criminal groups — exploiting fears...

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    US, China impose visa restrictions on each other in Tibet row

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:11am on July 09, 2020

    The United States and China imposed visa restrictions on each other in tit-for-tat moves over their disagreement on Tibet, adding fuel to the diplomatic fire between the superpowers...

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    Harvard, MIT sue Trump govt

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 01:08am on July 09, 2020

    Harvard and MIT asked a court Wednesday to block an order by president Donald Trump’s administration threatening the visas of foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because...

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    US starts WHO withdrawal

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:29am on July 09, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organisation, making good on threats to deprive the UN body of its top funding source over...

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    Uighurs urge ICC to probe Chinese ‘genocide’

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 10:31pm on July 08, 2020

    Exiled Uighurs urged the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to investigate China for genocide and crimes against humanity, filing a huge dossier of evidence with...

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    180 men extrajudicially killed in Burkina Faso: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Updated at 10:29pm on July 08, 2020

    The bodies of at least 180 men found in northern Burkina Faso suggest they were extrajudicially executed by the army, Human Rights Watch said in...

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    Russia tells US to mind own business over media freedom

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:26pm on July 08, 2020

    Moscow has angrily told the US embassy to ‘mind your own business’ after Washington’s diplomatic mission raised concern about curbs on media freedom in Russia....