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    20 killed, 50 injured in Kabul attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 02:39pm on July 29, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed and 50 were injured in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday...

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    Tear gas fired at Hong Kong protesters close to Beijing’s office

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:25am on July 29, 2019

    Riot police fired multiple volleys of tear gas Sunday to disperse pro-democracy protesters close to Beijing’s office in Hong Kong, plunging the financial hub deeper...

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    Beijing-friendly candidate says elections a ‘battle’ for Taiwan

    Agence-France-Presse . Taiwan | Updated at 12:00am on July 29, 2019

    Taiwan’s upcoming elections will be a ‘heart-pounding, soul-stirring battle’ for the island’s future, Beijing-friendly candidate Han Kuo-yu said Sunday in his first speech since becoming...

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    One dead in Afghan blast

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on July 29, 2019

    At least one person was killed and 13 others wounded in an attack Sunday targeting the Kabul office of the running mate of Afghan president...

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    End statelessness of Rohingyas: Mahathir

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 06:41pm on July 28, 2019

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for ending the statelessness of the Rohingyas, suggesting that they should either be treated as Myanmar citizens or...

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    Hong Kong protesters readying for another big rally

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:58pm on July 28, 2019

    Defiant pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong were readying for another big rally later Sunday, a...

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    At least 36 dead, 15 missing in China landslide

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:23pm on July 28, 2019

    The death toll in a landslide which buried a village in southwest China rose to 36, state broadcaster...

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    Rubber bullets, tear gas fired at Hong Kong protesters

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 02:07am on July 28, 2019

    Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets while protesters hurled rocks during clashes in a rural Hong Kong town on Saturday as several thousand activists...

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    Eight killed as quakes hit Philippines

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:19pm on July 27, 2019

    Eight people were killed and dozens injured when a series of earthquakes struck islands in the far northern Philippines early Saturday, toppling historic buildings and...

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    Police ordered to pull their weight as Indonesia fights obesity

    Reuters . Indonesia | Updated at 12:00am on July 27, 2019

    An Indonesian province has put 50 overweight police on a crash programme of aerobics, swimming and jogging, telling them they’d better shape up for the...

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