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    Thai protesters hit police HQ with paint, projectiles

    Agence France-Presse. Bangkok | Updated at 07:56pm on November 18, 2020

    Thousands of democracy activists marched on Thailand's police headquarters in downtown Bangkok Wednesday on a second day of protest, after six people were shot during...

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    China praises British diplomat for saving drowning woman

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:51pm on November 17, 2020

    Beijing on Tuesday praised a British diplomat who was filmed diving into a river in southern China to save a drowning student, a rare warm...

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    British diplomat in China earns hero status after river rescue

    Agence France-Presse.  Beijing | Updated at 09:19pm on November 16, 2020

    A top British diplomat has become a hero in China after video of him rescuing a student from a swollen river racked up tens of...

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    Iraq hangs 21 ‘terrorism’ convicts

    Agence France-Presse . Nasiriyah | Updated at 09:11pm on November 16, 2020

    Iraq executed 21 men convicted of ‘terrorism’ Monday at the notorious Nasiriyah prison in the country’s south, medical and police sources said. The Iraqi men...

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    ‘Let women cook’: Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 09:03pm on November 16, 2020

    Lebanese have poked fun at outgoing interior minister Mohamed Fahmi after he suggested the solution to a ban on deliveries during a COVID-19 lockdown was...

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    Pakistan capital sealed off over anti-France protest

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 05:38pm on November 16, 2020

    Pakistan authorities sealed off a major road into the capital Islamabad for the second day Monday as a far-right religious party held fresh anti-France protests....

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    Delhi awakes to severe smog as revellers defy cracker ban

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 07:44pm on November 15, 2020

    Toxic smog blanketed India’s capital early Sunday after firecrackers were set off throughout the night to mark the country’s biggest annual festival Diwali despite a...

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    Armenian politician arrested over ‘PM assassination plot’

    Agence France-Presse . Yerevan | Updated at 06:53pm on November 15, 2020

    An opposition leader in Armenia has been arrested and accused of preparing to kill the prime minister, his lawyer said, adding to the political turmoil...

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    India will give fierce reply if tested: Modi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 08:42pm on November 14, 2020

    Keeping with his practice of spending time with soldiers on Diwali, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed troops at Longewala Post in which...

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    Villagers burn Karabakh houses ahead of Azerbaijan takeover

    Agence France-Presse . Charektar | Updated at 04:42pm on November 14, 2020

    Villagers in Nagorno-Karabakh set their houses on fire Saturday before fleeing to Armenia ahead of a weekend deadline that will see parts of the territory...

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