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    New Zealand PM slams book sales of Christchurch shooter's 'manifesto'

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed concern after it emerged that the accused Christchurch gunman's "manifesto" is being sold as a book in Ukraine. Ardern said the idea was "abhorrent and disgusting."New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed concern after it emerged that the accused Christchurch gunman's...

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    Opinion: Another Tiananmen Square in Hong Kong?

    The protests in Hong Kong are increasingly becoming a thorn in Beijing's side. How much longer will the Communist Party leadership sit back and watch? Don't count out China making a rash decision, says Alexander Görlach.The conflict between Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China continues to escalate.

    • 8 hrs ago
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    The Christian church: Dying out or thriving like never before?

    In Germany priests often preach to empty church benches while in Zambia, Christian churches play a leading role in society. At the Religions for Peace World Assembly, Tessa Walther explores the root of these differences.From the back of the dimly lit hall, one's gaze glides over dozens of rows of chairs, colorful clothes, tightly wrapped kimonos, black suits, all the way to the...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Against the current: Femicide in Mexico on the rise and growing more brutal

    Fifty-six percent of Mexican territory is seen as dangerous for women. Finding a solution to the increasing violence is not easy, because there isn't a clear pattern to it, writes journalist Anabel Hernandez.On the night of August 3, 17-year-old Yolanda returned from a party to her home in Azcapotzalco, a district of Mexico City.

    • 9 hrs ago
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    US government to allow indefinite detention of migrant children

    The US Department of Homeland Security said it intends to scrap a rule that prohibited the detention of migrant children for more than 20 days. The step is expected to be challenged in court.The US government said on Wednesday that it would remove limits on how long migrant children can be detained. The move would allow for migrant families detained at the Mexican border to be held...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Italy's left protest movement buoyed by Salvini setback

    The Italian government has avoided snap elections pushed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, for now. Activists protesting his anti-immigrant politics welcomed the news but said Italy must hold the far-right to account.Plenty of people in Rome were happy on Wednesday that Italy's far-right anti-immigrant interior minister, Matteo Salvini, was not granted his wish to hijack the...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Italian politicians launch bid to keep new elections, Salvini at bay

    Worried about the possibility of far-right leader Matteo Salvini taking power, Italy's main opposition party opened the door on talks to form a new government, but it warned that "loyal membership" to the EU is a must.Italy's main opposition Democratic Party (PD) said on Wednesday that it was open to making a deal with the anti-establishment Five Star...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Greece to deny support to Iranian oil tanker under US pressure

    Greece has told Tehran it will not aid the Iranian flagged vessel by allowing it to dock. The US had suggested anyone cooperating with the tanker's requests was also assisting Iranian and Syrian campaigns of terror.Greece sent a clear message to the US government on Wednesday that it was not prepared to help Iran by facilitating the course of the Iranian flagged oil tanker,...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    China threatens sanctions over sale of US fighter jets to Taiwan

    The United States has approved the sale of 66 advanced F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan. The sale adds to already tense relations between Beijing and Washington.China threatened to sanction US companies involved in the sale of weapons to Taiwan on Wednesday after the United States approved an $8 billion (€7.2 billion) arms deal to the island. The US State Department on Tuesday...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Repatriation plans stir fear among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    Nearly 3,500 Rohingya living in Bangladesh fear for their lives after being told they would be sent back to Myanmar. DW's Naomi Conrad and Arafatul Islam spoke to them at their shelters in Cox's Bazar.Three aid workers, carrying clipboards and umbrellas to shelter them from the burning sun, made their way down a narrow lane, lined by huts made of tarpaulin and...

    • 18 hrs ago

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