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    Clashes ensue as HK protests stem China traders

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:42am on July 14, 2019

    Clashes broke out between police and Hong Kong demonstrators on Saturday as the latest anti-government protests took aim at traders coming across the border from...

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    37 countries defend China over Xinjiang

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on July 14, 2019

    UN ambassadors from 37 countries released a letter Friday defending China’s treatment of Uighur and other minorities in the Xinjiang region, in direct response to...

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    China wants US to call off arms sale to Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 03:40pm on July 13, 2019

    China demanded on Tuesday that the United States ‘immediately cancel’ a potential sale of $2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan...

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    25 hurt in Philippines earthquake

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 02:52pm on July 13, 2019

    Twenty-five people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings were damaged on Saturday when an earthquake sent terrified...

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    China warns US over Taiwan arms sale

    Reuters . Budapest/ New York | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2019

    China’s top diplomat Wang Yi warned the United States on Friday that it should ‘not play with fire’ on the question of Taiwan, expressing anger...

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    Xi urges Trump to ease N Korea sanctions

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2019

    Chinese president Xi Jinping urged US president Donald Trump to ease sanctions on North Korea during their meeting in Japan last month, China’s Foreign Ministry...

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    Duterte mocks Iceland over UN vote

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2019

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland on Friday for spearheading a UN resolution to investigate his bloody war on drugs, saying it...

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    6 dead in Afghan suicide blast

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad, Afghanistan | Updated at 03:22pm on July 12, 2019

    At least six people were killed and many more wounded Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding ceremony in eastern Afghanistan, an official said....

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    UN launches review of Philippines drug war

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

    The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday narrowly approved a resolution mandating a ‘comprehensive’ international review of the Philippines drug war, which watchdogs say has...

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    China blasts 22-nation letter

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

    China on Thursday labelled as ‘slander’ a letter sent to top United Nations officials by more than 20 countries condemning Beijing’s treatment of ethnic minorities....

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