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    Malaysia PM wins parliamentary test of support

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 10:41pm on July 13, 2020

    Malaysia’s prime minister narrowly won a vote to remove the parliament speaker during a rowdy session of the legislature Monday, a key test of support for the embattled leader...

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    Rights groups denounce Lebanon ‘repression’

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:39pm on July 13, 2020

    A coalition of rights groups said Monday that ‘repression’ and ‘intimidation’ are threatening free speech in Lebanon, hit by an economic meltdown and months of angry protests...

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    Poland’s president wins re-election

    Agence France-Presse . Warsaw | Updated at 10:36pm on July 13, 2020

    Polish president Andrzej Duda has squeezed past his europhile rival to win re-election, official results showed on Monday, but the narrow victory puts his allies in the populist right-wing...

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    Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 10:34pm on July 13, 2020

    Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died aged 59, president Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday...

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    Four dead as fighting resumes on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

    Agence France-Presse . Yerevan, Armenia | Updated at 10:29pm on July 13, 2020

    Four soldiers were killed as troops from Azerbaijan and Armenia clashed on their border for a second day Monday in a new escalation of their decades-long territorial dispute...

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    Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intel office kills 11

    Agence France-Presse . Mazar-i-Sharif | Updated at 10:27pm on July 13, 2020

    At least 11 security personnel were killed Monday in an attack claimed by the Taliban on a rural office of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, officials said. The insurgents said a suicide bomber detonated a device...

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    Millions of children ‘may never return to school’ after pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:26pm on July 13, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has caused an ‘unprecedented education emergency’ with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back to class, Save the Children warned Monday...

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    Five dead from shooting at South African mega church

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 01:23am on July 13, 2020

    At least five people were killed and 40 others, including off-duty police officers, arrested Saturday after gunmen stormed a South African church, reportedly over a leadership dispute, the...

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    Lanka cancels election rallies over new coronavirus wave

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:44pm on July 12, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s ruling party Sunday called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the international airport’s reopening over a surge in virus cases...

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    21 migrants rescued in Channel trying to reach UK

    Agence France-Presse . Lille, France | Updated at 11:41pm on July 12, 2020

    French rescue services rescued 21 migrants in three operations Saturday after their bids to reach Britain floundered in the Channel, officials said. Channel crossing attempts have increased since...