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    US, Russia blame each other for near collision in E China Sea

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 02:11am on June 08, 2019

    Russia and the United States blamed each other for a near collision between their warships in the East China Sea on Friday with both countries accusing one another of...

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    May quits as party leader, starting succession race

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 02:09am on June 08, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she...

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    115m men, boys married as children: UNICEF

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:44am on June 08, 2019

    An estimated 115 million boys and men worldwide were married as children, 23 million of them before the age of 15, the UN children’s agency said Friday in the...

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    After waiting for decades, Muslims in Athens finally get a mosque

    Reuters . Athens | Updated at 12:41am on June 08, 2019

    Without minaret or dome, the beige, rectangular structure in a former industrial area has none of the ornate grace typical of Islamic places of worship. But for the...

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    A post office bears brunt of Mamata-BJP war

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:38am on June 08, 2019

    What many thought was critically endangered has suddenly reappeared, that too by the thousands. For the last few days, Kalighat post office in south Kolkata has been inundated with postcards addressed to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who...

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    Outcry as ASEAN predicts ‘smooth’ Rohingya return to Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:27am on June 08, 2019

    An ASEAN report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ignoring an...

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    Russia, China bolster ties to face shared troubles with US

    Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 06:35pm on June 07, 2019

    Chinese President Xi Jinping appears Friday as guest of honour at Russia's showcase economic forum, as the two neighbours present a united front in the face of shared troubles with the United States.

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    Russian anti-corruption journalist detained in Moscow

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 05:52pm on June 07, 2019

    A Russian journalist known for investigating corruption among Moscow city officials has been detained by police and accused of drug offences, the police said on...

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    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg gets Amnesty prize

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 04:55pm on June 07, 2019

    Sweden’s teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was Friday awarded a prestigious Amnesty International prize for mobilising world public opinion on the looming peril of global...

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    Police deserters among four killed in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 04:30pm on June 07, 2019

    Two low-ranking police deserters were among four rebels killed overnight in a firefight with government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir, the police and army said Friday....