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    300 Kashmiri politicians detained

    Reuters. Srinagar | Updated at 02:01pm on August 08, 2019

    Indian authorities have detained at least 300 politicians and separatists to quell protests in Kashmir over the withdrawal of its special status, a police officer,...

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    US raises HK travel warning amid growing unrest

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 01:13pm on August 08, 2019

    The United States raised its travel warning for Hong Kong, urging travellers to exercise increased caution in the Chinese territory due to what it described...

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    Sierra Leone village gives up female genital mutilation

    Reuters . Thawuya | Updated at 11:34am on August 08, 2019

    Salimatu Kanu trained for four years at the shrine in her Sierra Leonean village to become a ‘sowei’ - women who initiate girls into adulthood...

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    Hong Kong lawyers march for free judiciary

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2019

    Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, the head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau...

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    Kim warns US, South Korea again

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2019

    North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un says the country’s latest missile launches were a warning to Washington and Seoul over their joint war games, state...

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    Kabul blast toll reaches 14 killed, 145 wounded

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:42pm on August 07, 2019

    A suicide attacker detonated a car-bomb outside a police station in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday wounding at least 95 people, government officials said,...

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    Dengue kills 662 in Philippines

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:39am on August 07, 2019

    The Philippines stood firm Tuesday on its ban on the world’s first dengue vaccine while declaring a nationwide epidemic from the mosquito-borne disease that it...

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    China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with ‘fire’

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on August 07, 2019

    China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that ‘those who play with fire will perish by it’, a day after the most widespread unrest of...

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    North Korea threatens more weapon tests

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on August 07, 2019

    North Korea threatened Tuesday to carry out more weapons tests after it fired its fourth pair of projectiles in less than two weeks following the...

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    Taliban threaten Afghan presidential elections

    Agence-France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on August 07, 2019

    The Taliban warned Afghans Tuesday to keep away from election rallies and ordered its fighters to ‘stand against’ the planned September vote. The Taliban and...

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