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    29 killed in Afghanistan prison raid

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 10:27pm on August 04, 2020

    At least 29 people were killed in a raid on an Afghan prison claimed by the Islamic State group, officials said Monday, as the country...

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    Hindus in India set for Ram temple groundbreaking

    Associated Press/UNB. Lucknow | Updated at 07:34pm on August 04, 2020

    Hindus are set to celebrate the groundbreaking of a long-awaited Ram temple at a disputed site in northern India. Muslims say they have no firm...

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    Al Jazeera says Malaysian office raided over documentary

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 06:11pm on August 04, 2020

    Malaysian police Tuesday raided Al Jazeera's Kuala Lumpur office and seized computers as part of an investigation into a documentary about migrants that has angered...

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    Two huge explosions rock Beirut, dozens of casualties

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut, Lebanon | Updated at 12:05am on August 05, 2020

    Two enormous explosions rocked the Lebanese capital's port on Tuesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the...

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    Coronavirus toll hits 6,94,507 in world

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:34am on August 05, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 694,507 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on...

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    Modi to lay Hindu temple foundations at flashpoint holy site

    Agence France-Presse . Ayodhya | Updated at 01:19am on August 05, 2020

    The flashpoint Indian town of Ayodhya geared up Tuesday for a ceremony attended by prime minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundations for a Hindu temple on the ruins of a mosque...

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    Rajapaksa brothers look to tighten grip in Lanka polls

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:21am on August 05, 2020

    Sri Lankans head to the polls Wednesday with the ruling Rajapaksa brothers looking for a super-majority in parliament to change the constitution and unravel democratic safeguards. Political observers say the...

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    Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:26am on August 05, 2020

    US president Donald Trump gave popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations to an American company, saying Monday it would be ‘out of business’ otherwise, and that...

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