HK police threaten live bullets in protest
Hong Kong police have threatened to fire live bullets if "rioters" did not stop using lethal weapons in the latest flare up during anti-government protests that have convulsed the Chinese-ruled city for five months.
Leaked China documents show clampdown
A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping.
Leaked Russian report linked to UK vote
Questions about the British government's failure to release a report on Russia's interference in the country's politics continues to dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson, with critics saying leaks from the document raise concerns about the security of next month's election.
Ex-defence chief new Sri Lankan president
Sri Lanka's former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been officially declared the winner of the country's presidential election.
US, SKorea postpone military drills
The United States and South Korea will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang.
Iraq protesters cut roads, take 3rd bridge
Anti-government protesters in Iraq have seized control of a third strategic Baghdad bridge, while others blocked roads with burning tyres in parts of central and southern Iraq, following a call for a national strike.
Adviser quit before Andrew's interview
A public relations adviser to Britain's Prince Andrew urged him not to go ahead with a BBC interview on his links to late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, broadcaster ITV reports.
Venice hit by record 3rd exceptional tide
Residents and visitors to Venice have coped with another exceptional tide in a season that is setting records, while other parts of Italy are wrestling with a multitude of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche.
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