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    India introduces trans rights bill

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    India’s government on Friday presented a revised version of its transgender rights bill to parliament after criticism from the country’s vibrant transgender community, who said sections of an...

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    Israel can mine data from social media

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

    An Israeli spyware firm thought to have hacked WhatsApp in the past denied a report Friday that it had boasted to clients that it can scoop user data from servers run by technology...

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    Hong Kong braces for another mass protest

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:36am on July 21, 2019

    Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists and plunged the...

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    Trump pits Apollo 11 astronauts against NASA chief

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:50am on July 21, 2019

    President Donald Trump welcomed surviving Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the White House Friday, using the occasion to tell his space chief he would prefer to go...

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    US, Canada bracing for extreme heatwave

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:48am on July 21, 2019

    Extremely hot weather started to hit most of the United States, with temperatures set to peak over the weekend, meteorologists said on Saturday, reports BBC online. The heatwave could affect about 200 million people...

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    Pakistan announces religious school reform

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:45am on July 21, 2019

    Pakistan on Friday said it has agreed with the country’s clergy to introduce reforms in madrassah religious schools to bring them in line with conventional schools, curbing hate speech and...

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    Pompeo rejects North Korean charges on military drills

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has rejected charges from North Korea’s foreign ministry that US plans for military exercises with South Korea are in breach of agreements between...

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    Bigger problems for Trump than plastic straws

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

    Swapping paper for plastic turned out to be the last straw for Donald Trump, who said Friday there are ‘bigger problems’ than plastic drinking straws - the day after his reelection campaign manager promoted...

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    Mahathir calls for party unity

    Reuters . Port Dickson | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad called on Friday for unity in his ruling coalition, saying his administration could risk losing power due to infighting, as a sex scandal involving...

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    Putin says he sympathised with Trump before US polls

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said he had ‘sympathised’ with Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election that swept Trump to power because of his desire to restore normal relations with...