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    Australia to join US-led defence effort in Hormuz

    Reuters. Sydney | Updated at 11:32am on August 21, 2019

    Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait...

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    Orwell revisited in the age of Trump

    Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    I, WINSTON Smith… I mean, Tom Engelhardt… have not just been reading a dystopian novel, but, it seems, living one — and I suspect I’ve...

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    Iran warns US against seizure attempt

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:52pm on August 19, 2019

    An Iranian tanker sailed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at...

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    Greenland not for sale, but increasingly valuable: Denmark

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 07:33pm on August 17, 2019

    Donald Trump’s reported wish to buy Greenland may have been rejected by Denmark, but it underscores the rapidly rising value of the massive, ice-covered island...

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    Kim supervises ‘new weapon’ test again

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 02:45pm on August 17, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a ‘new weapon’ launch, state media said Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next week’s...

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    Taliban leader’s brother killed in Pakistan blast

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 02:33pm on August 17, 2019

    The Afghan Taliban leader’s brother was among four people killed in a blast at a mosque in south western Pakistan Friday, insurgent sources and a...

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    India condemns international interference in Kashmir issue

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar, India | Updated at 12:58pm on August 17, 2019

    Hundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police Friday as New Delhi seethed at a rare UN Security Council meeting about the disputed Muslim-majority...

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    Israel bars visit by two US lawmakers

    Reuters. Jerusalem | Updated at 12:05pm on August 16, 2019

    Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred US Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after...

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    N Korea fires two projectiles, S Korea ‘impudent’

    Reuters. Seoul | Updated at 11:44am on August 16, 2019

    North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as ‘impudent’...

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    HK readies for more protests, Trump intervenes

    Reuters. Hong Kong | Updated at 02:23pm on August 15, 2019

    Hong Kong braced on Thursday for more mass demonstrations through the weekend, with the weeks-long crisis escalating after pro-democracy protests forced the cancellation of nearly...

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