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    US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:07pm on July 30, 2020

    The United States will slash its military presence in Germany by 11,900 troops in what the Pentagon on Wednesday called a ‘strategic’ repositioning, but president...

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    NASA’s rover bound for Mars to seek ancient life

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Canaveral | Updated at 10:05pm on July 30, 2020

    NASA’s latest Mars rover Perseverance launched Thursday on an astrobiology mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life — and to fly a helicopter-drone...

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    Man involved in over 50 murder cases held in Delhi

    Online Desk | Updated at 01:12pm on July 30, 2020

    An alleged ‘serial killer’ involved in over 50 murder cases had been arrested in Delhi, six months after he jumped parole in Jaipur, reports the...

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    Nobody likes me, says Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:26am on July 30, 2020

    President Donald Trump’s much heralded new tone on the coronavirus pandemic evaporated Tuesday in a burst of misleading medical speculation, criticism for his own top virus expert, and praise for...

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    Blasphemy suspect shot dead in Pakistan court

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 01:25am on July 30, 2020

    A Pakistani man facing charges of blasphemy was shot dead in court on Wednesday as he awaited the start of his hearing, police said. Tahir Ahmad Nasim, 47, was a member of a persecuted...

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    India gets new fighter jets to warn China

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:23am on July 30, 2020

    The first five Rafale fighter jets bought from France in a multi-billion-dollar deal landed in India on Wednesday and the defence minister used their arrival to launch a veiled warning to neighbouring China over...

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    Peaceful protests a fundamental human right: UN watchdog

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:19am on July 30, 2020

    As authorities worldwide grapple with swelling demonstrations over issues like political rights and racial justice, a UN committee Wednesday reaffirmed that protesting peacefully, online or in...

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    Coronavirus kills 6.6 lakh, infects 1.67cr in 196 countries

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:06am on July 30, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 660,787 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 11:00 GMT on...

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    Yemeni separatists push peace deal

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:19pm on July 29, 2020

    Yemeni separatists abandoned their declaration of self-rule in the south on Wednesday and pledged to implement a stalled Saudi-brokered peace deal, mending a rift between...

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    Afghans demand permanent ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse  . Kabul | Updated at 11:17pm on July 29, 2020

    Afghans on Wednesday welcomed a three-day ceasefire but demanded it be made permanent, after the government and the Taliban said they would observe a truce...