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Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid tension

Some 300 Japanese and US military personnel on Wednesday carried out live-fire artillery training in northern Japan, officials said, amid high regional tensions over North Korean missile threats.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 17 2017

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Britain seeks Brexit sans borders for NIreland

Britain has said there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its departure from the European Union.

Reuters, Aug 17 2017

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Defiant Trump provokes new furore

President Donald Trump defiantly blamed “both sides” for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group’s efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.

Associated Press, Aug 17 2017

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Sierra leone: Nearly 400 bodies recovered from mudslide

Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as morgues struggled to find space for all the dead.

Reuters, Aug 17 2017

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Ex-Pakistan PM challenges his ouster

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 17 2017

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India, China troops in ‘high-altitude clash’

Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said on Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 17 2017

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