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    Britain plans European-led Gulf force after tanker seizure

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:48am on July 23, 2019

    Britain on Monday said it was planning a European-led protection force for shipping in the Gulf after Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in a dramatic escalation of tensions in...

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    Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 04:12pm on July 23, 2019

    Boris Johnson won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, heading straight into a confrontation over Brexit with Brussels and parliament, as...

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    Afghan president seeks ‘clarification’

    Agence-France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday the US should clarify remarks president Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but...

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    Europe gears up for record-breaking heatwave

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:42am on July 24, 2019

    France and western Europe were Tuesday bracing for a new record-breaking heatwave that is forcing the temporary shutdown of a French nuclear power station and...

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    Fury in India as Trump claims Modi asked for Kashmir mediation

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:26pm on July 23, 2019

    India’s foreign minister issued a strenuous denial to an infuriated opposition in parliament on Tuesday, after US president Donald Trump said prime minister Narendra Modi...

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    SC allows a month longer for citizens’ list in Assam

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:45am on July 24, 2019

    India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday gave authorities in a northeastern state an extra month to complete a citizenship list to identify illegal immigrants in an...

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    South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplane

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 03:05pm on July 23, 2019

    South Korean fighter jets fired over 400 warning shots and Japan complained to Moscow on Tuesday after a Russian military plane violated airspace claimed by both Seoul and...

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    Ex-Chinese premier Li Peng dies

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    Former Chinese premier Li Peng — known as the ‘Butcher of Beijing’ for his role in the Tiananmen Square crackdown — has died aged 90, state broadcaster Xinhua said Tuesday...

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