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Iran Says Europe 'Obliged' to Let It Sell and Ship Oil

Iran said Wednesday that European nations still party to the 2015 nuclear deal are "obliged" to allow it to sell and ship oil, amid a standoff with Britain over the seizure of tankers.

The deal over Iran's nuclear programme has begun to unravel since President Donald Trump announced the United States was withdrawing from the agreement last year and reimposing sanctions.

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Maduro Honors Americans Evicted from Venezuelan Embassy in US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday honored American protesters who had occupied the country's embassy in Washington for weeks in support of the beleaguered leader before being evicted by US authorities.

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Pakistan Evacuates Chinese Nationals as Firing in Kashmir Kills Three

Pakistani officials evacuated more than 50 Chinese nationals working near the Kashmir frontier, authorities said Wednesday, after skirmishes with India killed at least three people and injured dozens.

The Chinese were working on a dam being constructed in Pakistani Kashmir along the confluence of the Neelam and Jhelum rivers when firing pushed authorities to move the workers late Tuesday, according to Akhtar Ayub from the local disaster management authority.

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China Halts Individual Travel to Taiwan, Says Tourism Ministry

China stepped up pressure on Taiwan on Wednesday as it announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the self-ruled democratic island "due to current cross-strait relations".

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N. Korea Fires Two Ballistic Missiles, Says South

Pyongyang fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday, Seoul said, days after a similar launch that the nuclear-armed North described as a warning to the South over planned joint military drills with the United States.

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Over 900 Migrant Children Taken from Parents by Trump Admin in Last Year

Nearly 1,000 migrant children have been separated from their families at the US-Mexico border in the last year despite a judge's order for President Donald Trump's administration to stop the practice, a top rights group said Tuesday.

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More than 20 Charged with Rioting Appear in Hong Kong Court

Charges were read Wednesday against more than 20 Hong Kong protesters who have been accused of rioting — the most serious charge brought since mass demonstrations began in the city last month.

Standing in a heavy rain, supporters rallied outside the court and chanted "Reclaim Hong Kong, revolution of our times," in what has become a familiar refrain. They are protesting China's influence in the city, a semi-autonomous Chinese territory with its own laws and legal system.

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Bus Strikes Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan, 32 Killed

A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a provincial official said.

Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief in Farah province, said 15 others were wounded with most in critical condition, indicating the death toll could rise.

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Ukraine Seizes Russian Tanker over Naval Clash

A Ukrainian court has ordered the seizure of a Russian tanker stopped last week over its alleged involvement in a Ukrainian-Russian naval clash last year, the country's chief military prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Clashes between Officers and Protesters outside Hong Kong Police Station

Police in Hong Kong used pepper spray and batons on Tuesday night against protesters who had gathered outside a police station where officers had charged dozens of fellow demonstrators with rioting earlier in the evening.

An AFP reporter at the scene saw riot police with batons and shields rush out of the police station towards protesters, sparking clashes with pepper spray used.

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