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    Johnson under pressure to explain domestic ‘row’

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:09pm on June 23, 2019

    Boris Johnson, the strong favourite to become Britain’s next prime minister, came under pressure from figures in his own party on Sunday to explain reports of a domestic ‘row’ that...

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    India rejects US report on attacks on minority Muslims

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 08:24pm on June 23, 2019

    India on Sunday rejected a US State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the country’s...

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    Istanbul votes in test for Erdogan and Turkish democracy

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 04:57pm on June 23, 2019

    Istanbul returned to the polls on Sunday in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as president RecepTayyip Erdogan’s continued popularity at a time of...

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    Kim receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:47pm on June 23, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has received a personal letter of ‘excellent content’ from US president Donald Trump, the country’s state news agency...

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    Army chief, regional leader killed in Ethiopia

    Agence-France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 01:04pm on June 23, 2019

    Ethiopia’s army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in northern Ethiopia, underscoring political instability in the country as...

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    Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 18

    Agence-France-Presse . Cambodia | Updated at 11:55am on June 23, 2019

    Victims of the Cambodia building collapse were buried alive as they slept, a survivor said on Sunday, as the death toll at the Chinese-owned site rose to 18 and increasingly desperate rescuers picked through the...

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    Myanmar shuts down internet in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 02:08am on June 23, 2019

    Myanmar authorities ordered telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the...

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    Trump wants to make a deal with Iran

    Reuters . Dubai/Washington | Updated at 02:06am on June 23, 2019

    US president Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to...

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    US cities brace for immigration raids

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:46am on June 23, 2019

    US cities expecting to be hit by a wave of immigration raids intended to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally said on Friday they would not cooperate with...

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    Sri Lanka extends emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on June 23, 2019

    A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka’s president Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed...