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Czech out: Przewalski’s horses fly long way from home to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 20 2018

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Forces in US trying to derail success of Trump summit: Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the United States of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with US President Donald Trump, and said the two leaders had managed to begin to improve US-Russia ties anyway.

Post Report, Jul 20 2018

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Rohingya report more violence in Myanmar: UN team

Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains “menacing” for ethnic and religious minorities, UN human rights investigators said on Thursday.

REUTERS, Jul 20 2018

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US Senate eyes swift sanctions in case of more election meddling

Sanctions targeting key Russian economic sectors would kick in swiftly if US authorities determined the Kremlin had meddled again in a US election, under a bill gaining momentum in the Senate on Wednesday.

REUTERS, Jul 20 2018

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Military looms over divisive Pakistan polls

Accusations of military interference, encroaching extremism and a series of deadly attacks have cast an alarming shadow over Pakistan’s hopes for a rare democratic transition of power in next week’s election.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 20 2018

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In parched Afghanistan, drought sharpens water dispute with Iran

Rafiqullah Dawoodzai says his fields were too dry to sow crops this year, the first time he has skipped a growing season in more than 40 years. The 60 acres he farms lie along the banks of Afghanistan’s Helmand River, but the country lacks the infrastructure to use its waters for large-scale irrigation.

REUTERS, Jul 19 2018

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British PM wins key Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament on Tuesday, as she struggles to unify her divided party around her strategy for leaving the European Union.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 19 2018

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Thai boys speak of ‘miracle’ cave rescue after hospital discharge

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the world.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 19 2018

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Misspoke on Russia meddling charge: Trump

President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to limit the damage from his summit with Vladimir Putin, claiming he misspoke in appearing to accept the Russian leader’s denial of election meddling--in a rebuke to US intelligence chiefs.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 19 2018

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Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.Set up by a 39-year-old industrial chemist named Newton Owino, Alisom Products separates fish skins from the rest of the waste, then tans them to make a kind of leather used to manufacture handbags, wallets, shoes, hats and jackets. Kisumu, on Lake Victoria, is a piscatorial place, a city where grilled tilapia and Nile perch are a ubiquitous delicacy, and from where cleaned fillets are exported around the region and the world.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 18 2018

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North Korea’s Kim lambasts officials during ‘field guidance’ visits

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported on Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang’s desire to focus on economic development.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 18 2018

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All Mother Teresa care homes to be inspected

India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over an alleged adoption racket.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 18 2018

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HK police seek ban on pro-independence party

Police in Hong Kong sought to ban a political party which promotes independence for the city on Tuesday, citing it as a potential national security threat as Beijing ups pressure on challenges to its territorial sovereignty.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 18 2018

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India’s top court demands govt act to stop lynchings

India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government to enact a new law and stem what it called “horrendous acts” of lynching, after some 22 people were killed by mobs this year.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 18 2018

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Trump faces ire in US over Putin summit

Donald Trump returned late on Monday from his European tour to face ire in Washington, where US intelligence officials and senior Republicans were denouncing the president as “shameful” and “disgraceful” after he refused to challenge Russian leader Vladimir Putin over interference in American elections.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 18 2018

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