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Amnesty Urges UN Probe of 'Systematic' Philippine Drug War Killings

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's narcotics crackdown has  become a "systematic" campaign of abuses, Amnesty International alleged on Monday, urging the United Nations to launch a probe into thousands of killings.

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Five after New Night of Clashes

Five people were arrested during overnight clashes in Hong Kong between riot officers and anti-government protesters, police said Monday, as the political violence rocking the international hub shows no sign of abating.

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Riot Police Baton Charge Hong Kong Protesters

Fresh political violence broke out in Hong Kong Sunday evening as riot police baton charged protesters in a bid to disperse demonstrators following another massive rally, an AFP reporter on the scene said.

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Iran Denies Tanker Detained by UK was Headed to Syria

Iran denied Sunday that an oil tanker detained by Britain in Gibraltar was carrying crude to Syria, which would put it in violation of EU sanctions.

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Hong Kong Protesters March on Station to 'Educate' Chinese Mainlanders

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied outside a controversial train station linking the territory to the Chinese mainland on Sunday, the latest mass show of anger as activists try to keep pressure on the city's pro-Beijing leaders.

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Greece Votes in Election Expected to Oust Leftist Tsipras

Greek voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the country's first national election of the post-bailout era, with leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party expected to be ousted by the conservative opposition.

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Pope Calls for 'Humanitarian Corridors' for Migrant Rescues

Pope Francis on Sunday called for "humanitarian corridors" to help rescue migrants in response to an air strike last week that killed dozens in a Libya detention centre.

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Iran Set to Exceed Nuclear Deal Uranium Enrichment Cap

Iran said Sunday it was set to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by an endangered nuclear deal within hours as it seeks to press signatories into keeping their side of the bargain.

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Afghan Foes Meet in Bid to Secure Peace

Dozens of powerful Afghans including bitter rivals met with the Taliban in Doha on Sunday, amid separate talks between the US and the insurgents seeking to end 18 years of war.

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Sri Lanka President Vetoes Military Deal with the US

Sri Lanka's President Saturday announced he will not allow his government to conclude a proposed military deal that would allow US troops free access to the island's ports.

Maithripala Sirisena said he was opposed to the draft Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that the two countries are negotiating to further strengthen their military ties.

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