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    Beijing denounces US warship sail-by in South China Sea

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

    China on Monday denounced a US warship sail-by near disputed islands in the South China Sea as a violation of its sovereignty, amid mounting tensions...

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    Australia election stokes mistrust in opinion polls

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

    The failure of opinion polls to tip a conservative win in Australia’s elections has raised questions about their credibility just years after similar errors in...

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    Turkey orders arrest of 249 foreign ministry staff

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

    Turkish authorities on Monday ordered the arrest of 249 past and present foreign ministry personnel suspected of ties to the group blamed for a failed...

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    Zuma back in court over graft charges

    Agence-France-Presse . South Africa | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrived in court on Monday as he fights to have corruption charges against him over 1990s arms deal dropped...

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    Rights groups seek UN investigation into Kashmir ‘torture’

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

    Tens of thousands of people in Indian Kashmir have been subjected to torture in the past three decades, according to a report released Monday by...

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    Tehran says Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’

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

    Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the ‘genocidal taunts’ of US president Donald Trump will not ‘end Iran’, as tensions spike between the...

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    Traumatised by conflict, animals find haven in Jordan

    Agence France-Presse . Jerash | Updated at 02:09pm on May 20, 2019

    For more than a year after being moved to a Jordanian wildlife reserve from war-hit Syria, two bears, Loz and Sukkar, would cower whenever planes flew...

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    Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Kafranbel, Syria | Updated at 01:56pm on May 20, 2019

    Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor said Monday, hours after...

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    Germany’s far-right AfD warms to climate change denial

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 01:47pm on May 20, 2019

    They deny global warming, oppose wind farms, defended diesel engines and coal mines, and mocked teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as...

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    No Android OS update for Huawei: Google

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 01:34pm on May 20, 2019

    Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except...