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    Hong Kong police ban ‘anti-triad’ protest

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on July 26, 2019

    Hong Kong police on Thursday banned a planned protest against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators, ratcheting up tensions ahead of what is expected to be...

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    DR Congo carries out 700 summary executions in six months: UN

    Agence France-Presse. Kinshasa, DR Congo | Updated at 10:12pm on July 25, 2019

    Nearly 700 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo were victims of summary and extrajudicial executions this year, with a third carried out by security forces, the United Nations reported on Thursday.

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    US govt to resume death penalty executions after 16-year break

    Agence France-Presse. Washington, United States | Updated at 09:32pm on July 25, 2019

    The US federal government will resume its use of capital punishment after a 16-year hiatus and have set execution dates for five convicted murderers, US Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday.

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    Britain's Johnson leads right-wing cabinet on new Brexit course

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 04:32pm on July 25, 2019

    Britain's new prime minister Boris Johnson chaired his first cabinet meeting Thursday after a brutal overhaul installed a right-wing government bent on leaving the EU...

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    US judge issues injunction against Trump’s new asylum system

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 03:31pm on July 25, 2019

    A federal judge in California on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump...

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    Mogadishu bombing kills six, wounds mayor

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 03:14pm on July 25, 2019

    Six people were killed and the mayor of Mogadishu was wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices...

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    Paris bakes in record 41C

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:40pm on July 25, 2019

    Paris on Thursday baked in a record hot temperature of 41 degrees Celsius as a ferocious heat wave in northern Europe reached its peak, sparking concerns about public health and new...

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    At least 12 killed, dozens hurt in Kabul explosions

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:32pm on July 25, 2019

    Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, with one hitting a bus carrying...

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    Johnson to hold first meeting of new cabinet Thursday

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:25pm on July 25, 2019

    Britain’s newly installed prime minister Boris Johnson holds his first cabinet meeting on Thursday...

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    No IS link to Sri Lanka Easter attacks: investigator

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:55am on July 25, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Easter attacks that killed 258 people were carried out by local Islamists who drew inspiration from but were not linked to the Islamic...