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The State Department welcomes news of the ceasefire in northwestern Syria

FILE PHOTO: Turkish soldiers standing on a watchtower at the Atmeh crossing on the Syrian-Turkish border, seen from the Syrian side, in the Idlib province, Syria, 31 May 2019. REUTERS / Khalil Ashawi WASHINGTON ( Reuters) – The State Department on Saturday welcomed news of a ceasefire in northwestern Syria – the country's last rebel bastion – and called for …

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Honduras president is charged with drug conspiracy

US. The prosecution accused Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández of teaming up with his brother and other leaders to protect drug trafficking, his younger brother, Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, a former Honduran legislature. The younger Mr. Hernández is described by the prosecution as a "violent, tons-heavy drug trafficker" who stamped his initials on cocaine transports. He is awaiting trial for …

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Third Mexican journalist killed in a week at record murder rate | world news

An investigation into the death of a reporter in the Mexican state of Veracruz was launched after he was assassinated as the third journalist in a week The Gulf Coast State Veracruz, where Jorge Ruiz Vazquez worked for the newspaper Grafico de Xalapa in the capital of Veracruz, said the investigation would investigate why Veracruz's protection procedures had failed. "The …

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Russian police arrest more than 800 people for banned opposition protests.

Russian National Guard soldiers arrest an unauthorized rally participant on August 3, 2019, calls for fair elections in downtown Moscow. ALEXANDER NEMENOV / Getty Images We should no longer doubt what the Democratic Party is today When will Obama stop democratizing by attacking Obama's balance sheet? Appeals Court says an official who has handcuffed a sobbing seven-year-old can not be …

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US prosecutors accuse Honduran president of drug conspiracy

FILE – In this file photo from March 11, 2019, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez gets off the bus at an event to inaugurate a new police force to secure urban transport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. US federal prosecutors accused Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Friday, August 2, of using $ 1.5 million in drug-related proceeds to secure the presidency. …

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Maldives police arrest ex-vice president who fled to India | news

The Maldivian police said they had arrested a former vice president who sought asylum in India while fleeing the Indian Ocean archipelago to avoid questioning the misappropriation of state funds. In a Twitter post on Saturday police said Ahmed Adeeb had been "arrested" and taken "under our care" to the Maldivian capital of Male. The move took place after India …

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Tear gas as Hong Kong protesters besiege the police station | Hong Kong protests against news

Hong Kong police have fired tear gas in confrontation with black-clad activists in a popular tourist district when the China-controlled area was again shaken by anti-government protests on Saturday. Officers with gas masks and signs are being charged with hundreds of protesters who had surrounded a police station in the bustling shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui. Masked demonstrators punched …

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India urges tourists to leave Kashmir for "terrorist threat"

Image credits Tourists wait for buses to leave Kashmir Thousands of people, including tourists and Hindu pilgrims, are leaving Indian-administered Kashmir after local officials issued a security alert. The Indian authorities warned of a terrorist threat against Hindu pilgrims who went to Amarnath Shrine. Pakistani-backed militants planned an attack on the annual pilgrimage. India accuses Pakistan of supporting militant groups …

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