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Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, July 22 (AP): Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years.The demolitions capped a years-long legal battle over the buildings, built along the invisible line straddling the city and the...

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Airstrike kills 16 persons in Syrian rebel-held town

BEIRUT, July 22 (Agencies): An airstrike struck a busy market in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 16 people, according to opposition activists and a war monitoring group.The airstrike took place in the town of Maaret al-Numan and also wounded more than 30 people, according...

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Masked men attack HK protesters

HONG KONG, July 22 (Agencies): Hong Kong has been left in shock after a night of violence on Sunday, which saw dozens of masked men storm a train station.The men - dressed in white shirts and suspected to be triad gangsters - assaulted pro-democracy protesters and passers-by in the Yuen...

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French submarine found missing for over 50 yrs

PARIS, July 22 (BBC): A French submarine that has been missing for more than 50 years has been located by a search team.French Defence Minister Florence Parly tweeted the announcement on Monday, describing the discovery as a "relief and technical feat".Fifty-two sailors were on board the Minerve when it vanished...

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Iran executes some ‘CIA spies’

TEHRAN, July 22 (AP): Iran said on Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites, and that some of them have already been sentenced to death.The arrests took place over the past months and those...

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S Korea detains six for illegally entering Japan consulate

SEOUL, July 22 (AP): Police on Monday detained six South Koreans for allegedly illegally entering a Japanese diplomatic facility in South Korea and staging an anti-Tokyo demonstration there.The incident came amid growing anti-Japanese sentiments in South Korea as the two countries are locked in trade and political disputes. On Friday,...

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Pompeo, Mexican counterpart welcome less migrants

MEXICO CITY, July 22 (AFP): Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday thanked his Mexican counterpart for increased immigration enforcement by the country, which he said is leading to fewer migrants entering the United States.Pompeo later traveled to El Salvador to meet with President Nayib Bukele, with the two sides...

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Riot at juvenile detention centre in Australia

SYDNEY, July 22 (AP): Several inmates were stabbed during a riot at an Australian juvenile detention center that ended after 21 hours with 20 arrests, police said on Monday.The riot at the detention center north of Sydney started at 8.30 p.m. Sunday, Police Superintendent John Gralton said. Nine inmates surrendered...

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99.98pc cast votes in N Korean local polls

SEOUL, July 22 (AFP): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un voted in nationwide local elections on Sunday that registered the near 100 percent turnout claimed for every ballot held in the nuclear-armed state.Given the absence of any competition among candidates, elections in the North are essentially a political ritual which,...

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News in Brief -(23-07-2019)

DR Congo bans Kinshasa rallies over tensionsKINSHASA, July 22: DR Congo authorities have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila, police said Sunday. Tshisekedi was elected in December to replace Kabila who...

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