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Flash floods kill at least 30 in Indonesia

Flash floods and landslides killed at least 30 people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and left hundreds displaced, authorities said on Thursday. Fifteen people remain missing, Indonesia search rescue agency spokesman Yusuf Latif said in a statement. The flash floods struck the North Luwu district of South Sulawesi province …

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Senior US general reveals: Taliban not honoring deal

A top US general says the Taliban militant group in Afghanistan has so far failed to honor its commitments under a deal with the United States, contrasting other US officials who have indicated the agreement is moving ahead smoothly. Marine General Frank McKenzie, the commander of the US Central Command, …

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India re-imposes lockdowns as coronavirus cases jump

The Indian government has re-imposed lockdown restrictions on several states as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the country nears the one million mark. A 15-day lockdown started in the northern state of Bihar on Thursday, after cases sharply increased there. The largely rural state has feeble health infrastructure. …

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Watch: Chinese J-10 jets flex aerial might in rare recording of dogfight

New air combat training footage from China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) provides viewers with a firsthand perspective of what it is like to operate a Chengdu J-10 single-engine, lightweight, multirole fighter jet during an aerial showdown. Beijing’s People’s Daily newspaper republished the PLAAF footage at precisely 1:00 p.m. …

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US warship allegedly enters Venezuelan waters amid heightened tensions

A U.S. warship reportedly entered the territorial waters of Venezuela on Wednesday, amid ongoing tensions between the two countries. According to the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, the U.S.S. Pinckney entered the Venezuelan territorial waters on Wednesday, traveling one nautical mile towards the mainland before turning around. “The U.S.S. Pinckney warship violated the …

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Trump replaces campaign manager amid sinking poll numbers

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff amid sinking poll numbers less than four months before the election, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien. “I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager,” Trump …

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Statue of Black Protester Replaces Toppled UK Slave Trader

TEHRAN: An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol once occupied by the toppled statue of a slave trader. Marc Quinn created the likeness of Jen Reid, a protester photographed standing on the plinth after demonstrators pulled …

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China Accuses Britain of Helping Washington Hurt Huawei

TEHRAN: China accused Britain on Wednesday of colluding with Washington to hurt Huawei after the Chinese tech giant was blocked from working on a British next-generation mobile phone network. A government spokeswoman said Beijing will protect Chinese companies but gave no indication of possible retaliation. Washington accuses Huawei Technologies Ltd., …

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