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    'Ring of fire' solar eclipse thrills skywatchers on longest day

    Agence France-Presse. Hong Kong | Updated at 05:37pm on June 21, 2020

    Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and the Far East witnessed a dramatic ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse...

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    China to set up ‘security agency’ in Hong Kong

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:19am on June 21, 2020

    China will set up a ‘national security agency’ in Hong Kong to oversee a forthcoming new law aimed at cracking down on dissent in the...

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    China accuses India of ‘deliberate provocation’

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:36am on June 21, 2020

    China has accused Indian troops of a ‘deliberate provocation’ in its first official comments on Monday’s deadly clash at a disputed Himalayan border, reports BBConline....

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    China releases 10 Indian soldiers

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:37am on June 20, 2020

    China freed 10 Indian soldiers seized in a deadly high-altitude border clash in the Himalayas ahead of fresh talks Friday to ease tensions between the...

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    China charges Canadians with spying, 18 months after arrest

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:58pm on June 19, 2020

    China has formally charged two Canadians with spying, officials said Friday, more than 18 months after they were arrested in a spat between Beijing and...

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    Taliban see no threat to West as US troops leave Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:56pm on June 19, 2020

    The Taliban on Friday played down concerns that Afghanistan could be used as a launching ground for future attacks on the West, after the US...

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    North Korea threatens to beef up military presence around DMZ

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:11am on June 18, 2020

    North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence in and around the Demilitarised Zone, a day after blowing up its liaison office with the...

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    New law to allow extraditions to China from HK

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:09am on June 18, 2020

    China’s planned national security law for Hong Kong could allow for extraditions to the mainland, the city’s sole representative to Beijing’s top lawmaking body said...

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    India, China agree to ease tensions at disputed border

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:58pm on June 17, 2020

    India and China agreed Wednesday to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border, even as they traded blame for a brawl that left at least...

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    China plays down deadly India border skirmish

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 10:52am on June 17, 2020

    Beijing's state media on Wednesday played down a deadly border confrontation between Chinese and Indian troops and did not reveal casualties on its side even...

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