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    Taliban car bomb kills 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:45pm on July 07, 2019

    A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel, six civilians and wounded more than...

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    Seoul dissolves Japan fund for WWII sex slaves

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on July 06, 2019

    A foundation set up to compensate victims of Japan’s wartime sex slavery has been formally dissolved, South Korean officials said Friday, the latest chapter in...

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    Philippines faces call for UN probe

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on July 06, 2019

    More than two dozen countries formally called for a UN investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, activists said.Iceland...

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    Ex-envoy may be N Korea’s new man in US talks

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on July 06, 2019

    North Korea appears to have appointed a long-time veteran of international diplomacy as point man in the new round of denuclearisation talks with the United...

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    China separating Muslim children from families

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on July 06, 2019

    China was deliberately separating Muslim children from their families, faith and language in its far western region of Xinjiang, according to new research, reports BBC.At...

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    Lanka curbs KSA influence after bombings

    Reuters . Kattankudy | Updated at 08:19pm on July 05, 2019

    Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom’s ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of...

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    HK leader seeks ‘closed door’ meeting with students

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 11:46am on July 05, 2019

    Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has asked to meet students in the city, as the embattled leader tries to fend off pressure from a...

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    Britain to keep up pressure on China over HK

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on July 05, 2019

    British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt vowed Thursday to maintain pressure on China over the treatment of protesters in Hong Kong, amid an escalating diplomatic row....

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    Erdogan says solution possible for China’s Muslims

    Agence-France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on July 05, 2019

    Turkish president RecepTayyip Erdogan said a solution could be found to help Muslims interned in Chinese camps ‘taking into account the sensitivities’ of both sides,...

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    6 dead, 200 hurt in tornado in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 02:58pm on July 04, 2019

    A tornado has left six people dead and nearly 200 injured after ripping through a northeastern...

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