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    Rohingyas offer special prayers to go home

    Agence France-Presse . Kutupalong | Updated at 12:42am on August 24, 2019

    Rohingya imams offered special prayers Friday for a safe return to their homeland ahead of the second anniversary of hundreds of thousands of the minority...

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    Sri Lanka ends emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:15am on August 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President...

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    Kashmiris protest amid curfew

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:09am on August 24, 2019

    An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven...

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    Sexual violence means Rohingyas can’t return to Myanmar: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Sexual violence by Myanmar’s military against Muslim Rohingya amounts to war crimes, a UN report said Thursday, adding that conditions are not favourable for refugees...

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    Sri Lanka cuts rates as economy struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka's central bank cut its main lending rate Friday for the second time in three months hoping to lift the economy as its struggles...

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    Hasbro to buy ‘Peppa Pig’ owner for $4 billion

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    US toymaker Hasbro announced Thursday that it is acquiring studio Entertainment One, which owns popular cartoon series ‘Peppa Pig’ among other children's content, for approximately...

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    Global stocks climb before Powell speech

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Stock markets and the dollar rose Friday before a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell. After a positive start to the week sparked...

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    Taliban talks resume

    Agence France-Presse . Afghanistan | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    The US and the Taliban met in Doha on Thursday, an American source close to the talks said, for potentially decisive dialogue to allow Washington...

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    Cathay flight attendant says fired over FB posts on Hong Kong protests

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    A flight attendant on Friday accused Cathay Pacific of summarily firing her over Facebook posts linked to Hong Kong’s political crisis, adding to concerns about...

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    EU nations agree to take 356 migrants

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Six EU countries Friday agreed to take in 356 migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean after a two-week stand-off again exposed the...