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Wounded Brazilian presidential candidate moved to Sao Paulo for treatment

Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign event on Thursday, was flown to Sao Paulo for further medical treatment on Friday, his family said.

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Burundi UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic ambush

A Burundi U.N. peacekeeper was killed in an ambush in the Central African Republic on Thursday, the U.N.’s Minusca mission announced on Friday, August 24.

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Turkish lira trades below 6.0 against dollar

The Turkish lira eased to slightly below 6.0 against the dollar on Thursday after the United States ruled out removing steel tariffs on Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor and after Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey.

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Second night of rescue efforts after deadly Italy bridge collapse

Rescue workers toiled through a second night Thursday in a desperate bid to find survivors in the rubble of a Genoa bridge which caved in during a heavy rainstorm, killing at least 39 people and injuring 16 more.

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China, US to resume trade talks in late August

China will send a senior negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, its commerce ministry said Thursday, the first public meeting on the dispute in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies.

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Israel carries out new strikes on Gaza

The Israeli air force launched waves of strikes on Wednesday and Thursday against up to 150 purported “military targets” in the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza. The targets included manufacturing facilities, alleged weapons depots and a five-storey cultural centre in a densely-populated area.

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Ceasefire between Hamas and Israel goes into effect

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect on Thursday night at 10:45pm, according to an Al-Jazeera report quoting a senior official in the Gaza-ruling terror movement.

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Pakistan envoys posted on political grounds may be recalled: FO

In what looked to be a word of caution for the non-career politically appointed ambassadors serving in different capitals across the world, the Foreign Office on Thursday suggested that many of them would soon have to pack their bags.

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Turkey to reveal ‘new economic model’

Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak is set to announce on Friday a “framework for a new economic model”, the ministry announced on Thursday.

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N Korea accuses US of toughening sanctions

North Korea on Thursday accused select senior United States officials of attempting to further strengthen international sanctions imposed on the reclusive nation.

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Jailed Russian citizen Butina has health troubles in US prison — embassy

Although prison conditions of US-jailed Russian citizen Maria Butina have improved, her arthritis has exacerbated due to low temperatures in the cell, the Russian embassy in Washington said in a statement on Thursday.

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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Confiscate Cash And A Car, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Hebron city, and Beit Ummar town, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, abducted three former political prisoners, confiscated cash and a car, during violent searches of homes and property.

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South Korea breaks temperature records

Residents of Seoul woke up Thursday to the South Korean capital’s highest-ever morning low after the nation recorded its hottest temperature a day earlier.

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Flooding in Myanmar leaves 12 dead

At least 12 people in Myanmar have been killed in flooding that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in several parts of the country over the past few days, authorities said Thursday.

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Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China: source

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China’s draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.

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Rights report calls for criminal investigation into Rohingya genocide

Violence and the military operations against the Rohingya in recent years constitute genocide and crimes against humanity, human right defenders Fortify Rights categorically state in their report released on Thursday, which identifies 22 Myanmar Army and Police officials who should be criminally investigated for their roles in the atrocities.

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