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Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister's office

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister’s office

President Rajapaksa flees hours before planned resignation Protesters demand ouster of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe declares emergency, rolls back soon after COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, bringing to an apparent end his family’s near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular …

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Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Ukrainian military says strike in Kherson region kills 52 Heavy shelling by both sides in Donbas Grain exports on agenda of talks due Wednesday in Istanbul KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an ammunition store, its military said, as Russia continued to pound …

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China says it 'drove' away US destroyer that sailed near disputed islands

China says it ‘drove’ away US destroyer that sailed near disputed islands

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of ​​operations, conducts underway operations in the South China Sea, in this handout picture released on July 13, 2022. US Navy/ Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – A US …

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Mourners throng Abe's wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Mourners throng Abe’s wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Ruling coalition increases majority in upper house vote Hundreds pay respects to slain ex-first at temple Abe shot Friday in crime that stunned nation Controversial church says suspect’s mother is a follower TOKYO/NARA, July 11 (Reuters) – Mourners streamed into a temple in Tokyo to pay their respects to Japan’s slain former premier Shinzo Abe …

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Ukraine hit by widespread Russian shelling, apartment toll rises to 18

Ukraine hit by widespread Russian shelling, apartment toll rises to 18

At least 18 killed in residential block, more missing Ukraine expects intensification of hostilities Rescuers make voice contact with survivors under rubble Residents tell of miraculous escapes Ukraine says rocket strike is ‘terrorist attack’ CHASIV YAR, Ukraine/KYIV, July 11 (Reuters) – Russia opened fire with artillery, multiple rocket launchers and tanks around Ukraine’s second largest …

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Europe on edge as Nord Stream Russian gas link enters planned shutdown

Europe on edge as Nord Stream Russian gas link enters planned shutdown

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nord Stream 1 maintenance to run from July 11-21 Fears outage could be extended Kremlin says shutdown is regular event Extended halt would hurt …

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Gunmen kill 19 people in 'random' bar shootings in South Africa

US-China tensions, Kiribati’s shock withdrawal overshadow Pacific leaders meeting

SUVA, Fiji, July 11 (Reuters) – Tensions between China and the United States, and the withdrawal of the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati, have overshadowed the Pacific Islands Forum as leaders arrived in Fiji on Monday for the first in-person summit in three years. During the four-day meeting, Pacific island leaders will discuss how …

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Macau shuts all its casinos to curb COVID, gaming shares plunge

Macau shuts all its casinos to curb COVID, gaming shares plunge

Residents wearing face masks line up to get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Macau, China July 4, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More than 30 zones across the city locked down Four rounds of mass COVID testing slated this week Macau’s casinos have been effectively shut …

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Gunmen kill 19 people in 'random' bar shootings in South Africa

Gunmen kill 19 people in ‘random’ bar shootings in South Africa

South Africa has one of the world’s highest murder rates Gunmen kill 15 in tavern shooting in Soweto township Hours earlier, four killed in bar shooting 500 km away JOHANNESBURG, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed 19 people in two apparently random shootings within hours of each other at taverns in South Africa, police said …

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