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Hong Kong protests: Police defend use of ‘disguised’ officers

Hong Kong police have admitted deploying officers disguised as anti-government protesters during mass unrest that rocked the city on Sunday. Some officers disguised themselves as “different characters”, a spokesman said, adding that the “decoy operation” had targeted “extreme violent rioters”. It comes after video surfaced showing suspected undercover officers making …

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Kenyan MP kicked out of parliament for carrying baby

Zulekha Hassan said she had “had an emergency” and had to take her baby to work. A female MP in Kenya has been kicked out of parliament in the capital, Nairobi, for taking her baby into the chamber.Zulekha Hassan said she had “had an emergency” and had to take her …

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At least two killed in Afghan TV bus bombing in Kabul

At least two people were killed and two injured when a private bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was bombed in Kabul on Sunday, two government officials said. A bomb attached by magnets to a bus used by Khurshid TV blew up during the evening rush hour. No …

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Several drown after three boats capsize in Philippines

At least eleven people have died and three others were missing after three ferry boats capsized in rough seas off the central Philippines, according to local officials. Sixty-three survivors were plucked from the water on Saturday after huge waves swamped the boats in the Guimaras Strait, regional police chief Rene …

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Tear gas fired as Hong Kong protesters besiege police station

Hong Kong police have fired tear gas in confrontations with black-clad activists in a popular tourist district, as the Chinese-controlled territory was again rocked by anti-government protests. Officers with gas masks and shields on Saturday charged at hundreds of protesters who had surrounded a police station in the busy shopping …

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Drug-tainted Aussie swimmer facing four-year ban: report

Shayna Jack failed an out-of-competition test before the world swimming championships Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has been notified that she faces a four-year suspension after testing positive to a banned drug, unless she can prove her innocence, a report said Tuesday. Jack, part of Australia’s 4x100m freestyle team that set …

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Scotland’s Sturgeon suspects PM Johnson is pursuing no-deal Brexit

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pursuing a no-deal Brexit. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Johnson in Edinburgh, Sturgeon said there was no clarity on how …

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Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine to run against Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan pop star and opposition MP Bobi Wine has officially announced that he will run for president in the 2021 election. The 37-year-old will challenge President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 33 years. The singer calls himself the “ghetto president”, and is a fierce critic of Mr …

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