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  • Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month’s presidential election said he’ll order a fresh probe into the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 263 people by appointing a presidential commission if he wins. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ...

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  • EU's Tusk says letter of Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    The European Union (EU) has received the letter of Brexit extension from London, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said Saturday. “The extension request has just arrived. I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react. #Brexit”, said ...

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  • UK's Johnson asks for a Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal even as the European Union considers his grudging request to extend the looming Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson sent an unsigned letter ...

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  • Lebanon braces for massive anti-government Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    Lebanon is bracing for what many expect to be the largest protests in the fourth day of anti-government demonstrations. Thousands of people of all ages were gathering in Beirut’s central square Sunday waving Lebanese flags and chanting the “people want to ...

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  • Hong Kong protesters set up Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    Hong Kong protesters flooded the city’s streets on Sunday in defiance of a ban by the authorities on their march, setting up roadblocks and tossing firebombs amid the firing of tear gas by police. Protest leaders carried a black banner at ...

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  • Indonesia's popular president to be Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    Indonesia’s popular president, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, is to be sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to ...

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  • India, Pakistan exchange fire in Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least seven people on both sides, officials said. The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers early Sunday targeted an Indian border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized ...

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  • 1 Turkish soldier killed, amid Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    Turkey’s defense ministry says one soldier has been killed amid sporadic clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Sunday’s ministry statement said that Syrian Kurdish fighters have violated the three-day-old cease-fire some 20 times. The statement said the ...

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  • Swiss choose new parliament, vote Writer : desk report October 20, 2019

    Voters in Switzerland are electing a new national parliament, with recent polls suggesting that green parties could fare well in a year when environmental concerns have swept across Europe. The election for the 200 members of the National Council, parliament’s lower ...

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  • Officials: Shelling of Afghan mosque Writer : desk report October 18, 2019

    Dozens of worshippers were gathered inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan to offer Friday prayers when a mortar round fired by insurgents blasted through the roof, causing it to collapse and killing at least 25 people, provincial officials said on ...

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