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    Benin restores slavery monuments to testify to brutal past

    Agence France-Presse . Ouidah | Updated at 11:30pm on August 12, 2020

    As Western cities see statues of slaveholders and colonialists toppled, Benin’s coastal town of Ouidah is going the other way, restoring monuments to the painful...

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    China promotes its battle against virus in new exhibition

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:28pm on August 12, 2020

    Chinese workers raise their fists beside a red communist flag in a painting displayed at a Beijing museum, one of nearly 200 works put together...

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    UK in record recession after economy shrinks 20pc in Q2

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:27pm on August 12, 2020

    Britain’s economy contracted by a record 20.4 per cent in the second quarter with the country in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed...

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    Stars aligning for Atletico with glory

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:07pm on August 12, 2020

    Atletico Madrid’s triumph over Liverpool in March was a throwback to a more celebrated past under Diego Simeone but five months on and the Champions...

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    Arrested HK media tycoon tells staff to ‘fight on’

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:02pm on August 12, 2020

    Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai on Wednesday told his reporters to ‘fight on’ following his dramatic arrest, as China widens its crackdown against...

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    Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:00pm on August 12, 2020

    Lebanon buried more of its dead Wednesday from the huge explosion at Beirut port that disfigured the city, toppled the government and deepened a painful...

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    China warns US against ‘playing with fire’ over Taiwan visit

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:59pm on August 12, 2020

    China warned Washington not to ‘play with fire’ on Wednesday as a US delegation wrapped up a historic trip to the self-ruled island of Taiwan....

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    Google turning smartphones into quake detectors

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 10:59pm on August 12, 2020

    Google added an earthquake alert system in California on Tuesday, saying it is working on letting Android-powered smartphones double as tremor detectors. Android phones will...

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    Amazon fires a lie says Bolsonaro

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:57pm on August 12, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has said it is a ‘lie’ that fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest, despite data from his own government showing the...

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    Hundreds detained, firearms used

    Agence France-Presse . Minsk | Updated at 10:56pm on August 12, 2020

    Police in Belarus said Wednesday they had detained hundreds more people and used firearms against protesters in a third night of violence over a disputed...