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Young activists, localists top Hong Kong pro-democracy polls

Young activists and localist candidates dominated Hong Kong’s unofficial pro-democracy primaries in which hundreds of thousands of people voted despite warnings the elections could violate the…

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Mexico’s president turns attention to cartel-plagued states

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is traveling to three of Mexico’s most violent states this week to combat what many have seen as a “hands-off” strategy…

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Poland’s narrow election has big consequences for its democratic future

“These election results are a death blow to Poland’s liberal democracy.”

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Hungary lawmakers back Orban’s position on EU recovery plan

Hungarian lawmakers have passed a resolution calling on Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s populist government to ensure that the European Union’s economic stimulus plan fairly distributes funds…

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Seoul to launch probe into allegations against late mayor

The city government of the South Korean capital will launch an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding late Mayor Park Won-soon, who was found dead…

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UK, France move to extend rules on face coverings in public

Britain and France have moved to make face coverings compulsory in more places as they both try to get their economies going while at the same…

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Britain bars Huawei from its 5G wireless networks, part of a growing shift away from the Chinese tech giant

The British action is a major win for the Trump administration, which has been pressing allies to shun the Chinese firm over security concerns.

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77 dead in floods and landslides in India’s Assam state

Officials say six more people have died in floods and mudslides in northeastern India’s Assam state, taking the death toll to 77 from more than two…

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UN cargo plane crashes in Somalia, 3 crew members survive

A Somali official says a United Nations cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid has crashed at an airport in central Somalia and the three crew members survived

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Ethiopia enters 3rd week of internet shutdown after unrest

Ethiopia is entering its third week without internet service for almost everyone after days of deadly unrest

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Israeli investigators: No footage of shooting of Palestinian

Israel’s Justice Ministry has confirmed there is no footage of the shooting of an autistic Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli police, saying security cameras…

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Flash flood kills 15 in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province

A flash flood in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province has left at least 15 people dead and an unknown number missing

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Flash flood kills 15 in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province

A flash flood in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province has left at least 15 people dead and an unknown number missing

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Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen

Heavy flooding is worsening in parts of Bangladesh, with over 1 million villagers marooned or leaving their homes for higher ground along with their cattle and…

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China sanctions Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms sales, but impact is minimal

The move comes amid a broader deterioration in relations between Beijing and Washington.

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Thais seek to fix errors that allowed infected foreigners in

Authorities in Thailand are urging almost 1,900 people to quarantine themselves and get tested for the coronavirus after a breakdown in screening allowed two foreigners with…

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UK demands the public wear face coverings in shops

Britain’s government is demanding people wear face coverings in shops as it has sought to clarify its message after weeks of prevarication amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Venezuelan executive, detained in failed raid, says he was unwitting pawn

Maduro’s government says Franklin Durán was working with the U.S. and Colombia to overthrow him. The opposition suggests he was Maduro’s plant.

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Japan: US military coronavirus policy has multiple problems

Japan’s defense minister says officials have discovered “a number of problems” with U.S. military measures to guard against the coronavirus among service members stationed in Japan…

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Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen

Heavy flooding is worsening in parts of Bangladesh, with over 1 million villagers marooned or leaving their homes for higher ground along with their cattle and…

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Pakistan to resume polio campaign as COVID-19 cases decline

Pakistan says it will resume a nationwide anti-polio campaign next week, months after the drive against this crippling children’s disease was halted because the coronavirus overwhelmed…

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ICC trial starts for alleged jihadist crimes in Timbuktu

The International Criminal Court has opened the trial of an alleged Islamic extremist charged with policing a brutal Islamic regime in Timbuktu after al-Qaida-linked rebels overran…

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Huawei posts 13.1% revenue growth amid pandemic, sanctions

Telecom gear maker Huawei Technologies has reported its revenue grew 13.1% in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier, even as it…

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Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

New satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of…

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For U.S. tech firms, doing business in Hong Kong is suddenly a whole lot riskier

Security law sharply alters the environment in the Asian financial center, as companies weigh whether to pull out or compromise on free speech principles.

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UAE’s Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather

The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter has been postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site

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Brits remain reluctant to wear face masks, despite having the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe

On Tuesday, the government announced masks would be mandatory in shops.

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Canadian health official: Long home stretch might help Jays

A top Canadian government health official says a longer stretch of home games might help the Blue Jays to get approval to play in Toronto amid…

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Deadly Taliban attack adds to despair over faltering Afghan peace process

A Taliban car bomb and gun attack in northern Afghanistan left 11 Afghan intelligence workers dead and at least 60 civilians wounded.

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Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may…

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Thousands of protesting Israelis call on Netanyahu to resign

Thousands of Israelis have demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling on the embattled Israeli leader to resign as he faces a…

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Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus limbo

Hundreds of thousands of foreign residents of the United Arab Emirates are struggling to return to the country after a lockdown over the coronavirus

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British journalist Jo Tuckman dies in Mexico after illness

Soon after arriving in Mexico in 2000, British journalist Jo Tuckman reported on what many Mexicans could scarcely have imagined: the election defeat of the political…

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US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

The Trump administration is escalating its actions against China by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and outright rejecting nearly…

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Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

Japan’s government says China is pushing harder to make territorial claims in the regional seas and even using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence and…

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Trump’s two main foreign foes plan a major pact

New details have emerged of a possible 25-year-long strategic pact between Iran and China.

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Trudeau apologizes for not recusing himself from decision

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for not recusing himself from a Cabinet decision to award a contract to a charity his family did paid…

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UN: Pandemic could push tens of millions into chronic hunger

The United Nations says the ranks of the world’s hungry grew by 10 million last year and warns that the coronavirus pandemic could push as many…

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UN: Pandemic could push tens of millions into chronic hunger

The United Nations says the ranks of the world’s hungry grew by 10 million last year and warns that the coronavirus pandemic could push as many…

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Sudanese forces break up protest camp in Darfur, killing 1

Sudanese activists say security forces violently broke up a protest camp in the war-scarred Darfur region, killing at least protester and wounding a dozen others, including…

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Somalia’s army chief survives bombing of his convoy; 1 dead

Somalia’s police say the country’s army chief has survived an assassination attempt which took place when a suicide car bomber targeted his convoy in the Somali…

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Bad weather may delay 1st UAE Mars mission on Japan rocket

Final preparations for the launch from Japan of the United Arab Emirates’ first Mars mission are underway, but there is a chance of a delay because…

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Seoul mayor who killed himself accused of sexual harassment by former secretary

A lawyer for the alleged victim said she filed a complaint against Mayor Park Won-soon last week.

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Brazil sacks official after soaring June deforestation data

Brazil’s government has fired an official at the national space agency Inpe whose department is responsible for satellite monitoring of the Amazon rainforest, just three days…

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Coronavirus in 2 foreign arrivals raises alarm in Thailand

Health authorities in Thailand are seeking to trace the local contacts of two recent foreign arrivals in the country who were infected with the coronavirus and…

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IMF: Mideast loses $270B oil income amid virus, recession

The International Monetary Fund says the Middle East’s energy producers are expected to earn $270 billion less in oil revenue compared to last year

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UK tries new campaign to prepare public for Brexit

Brexit moved back to the front-burner of British politics on Monday with the government launching a new public information campaign to prepare the nation for departure

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Bahrain’s highest court upholds death sentences despite evidence of torture

Bahrain’s Court of Cassation has reinstated two death sentences it had previously overturned after evidence of torture in extracting confessions came to light.

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Rivals Dubai and Abu Dhabi tackle coronavirus in very different ways

With an economy based on globalization, Dubai has been hit in a way that oil-rich Abu Dhabi has not.

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Malaysia’s top court hears contempt bid against news portal

Malaysia’s top court has heard a rare contempt charge by the attorney general against a popular online news portal for publishing readers’ comments that criticized the…

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