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Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids

Police in Thailand said they have seized more than a ton of crystal meth and over 10 million methamphetamine tablets in a series of drug raids this month, amid increased production and use of the drugs in Southeast Asia.

Agencies, Jul 16 2019

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Trump’s congresswomen tweets ‘completely unacceptable’: UK’s May

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday condemned US President Donald Trump’s tweets telling progressive Democrat congresswomen to “go back” where they came from as “completely unacceptable”.

Agencies, Jul 16 2019

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India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

Agencies, Jul 16 2019

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DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after a preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the region’s urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic.

Agencies, Jul 16 2019

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Aussie kids take stolen car on 1,000-kilometre road trip

Four children took a stolen four-wheel drive on a 1,000-kilometre (620-mile) road trip across the Australian outback before being nabbed by police, officials said Monday.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 16 2019

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14 killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rain which has left more than 100 dead across South Asia, officials said Monday.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 16 2019

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Britain sees ‘small window’ to salvage nuclear deal, Iran urges Europe to act

Britain said on Monday there was a “small window” of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signalled it would ramp up its nuclear programme—seen by the West as a cover for making atomic bombs—if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact.

REUTERS, Jul 16 2019

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UN calls for ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual harassment in Afghan workplace

A senior UN official in Afghanistan has called on government offices to adopt policies of “zero tolerance” toward sexual harassment, amid a swirling scandal that has seen women allege routine misconduct in the corridors of power.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jul 16 2019

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