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    Hong Kong using excessive force: AI

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Amnesty International on Friday accused Hong Kong police of using excessive force against pro-democracy protesters, in some cases amounting to torture, criticising a ‘disturbing pattern of...

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    Russia, China cast vetoes to block UN resolution

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution backed by 12 of the 15 member states that called for a ceasefire in Syria’s war-torn Idlib province...

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    UK rebuffs EU call for Brexit solution

    Agence France-Presse . Helsinki | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    The European Union’s Finnish presidency demanded Thursday that Britain deliver a written new Brexit proposal by the end of September or face a messy ‘no-deal’ divorce - an...

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    Israel vote deadlock confirmed by results

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Israeli vote results on Friday confirmed a deadlock in the country’s general election and put prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party as the second-largest, leaving him with...

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    Trump rolls out red carpet for Morrison

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Don’t expect any awkward silences when president Donald Trump and Australian prime minister Scott Morrison sit down to a rare state dinner at the White House on Friday...

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    Trudeau apologises again for wearing blackface

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    A contrite Justin Trudeau publicly apologized Thursday for his ‘absolutely unacceptable’ behaviour, as decades-old images showing the Canadian prime minister in blackface makeup rocked his...

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    Climate change could turn oceans from friend to foe

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:17am on September 21, 2019

    Global warming and pollution caused by humanity’s carbon-heavy footprint are ravaging Earth’s oceans and icy regions in ways that could unleash misery on a global scale, a landmark UN report to...

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    Rajapaksa would restore relations with China

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:20am on September 21, 2019

    Sri Lankan presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would ‘restore relations’ with the country’s top lender China if he wins the November 16 vote and met with a senior Chinese official this...