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Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets Fired as Hong Kong Returns to Chaos

Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters hours after China's office in the city was daubed with eggs and graffiti in a vivid rebuke to Beijing's rule.

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Detainee Allegedly Tortured in Sudan Dies

A Sudanese civilian detained and allegedly tortured by security agents in a central town has died in custody, a doctors committee linked to the country's protest movement said Sunday.

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UK Finance Minister to Quit if Johnson Becomes PM

British finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday he would make a point of resigning before Boris Johnson became prime minister, saying he could never agree to his Brexit strategy.

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Ukraine's Zelensky Aims to Consolidate Power in Parliament Polls

Ukrainians on Sunday went to the polls to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks to bring in political newcomers and consolidate power.

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Iran Executes Nurse Convicted of Murdering Boy

Iran has executed a nurse convicted of murdering a six-year-old boy, the judiciary's official news agency reported on Sunday.

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2 Dead in Clash with 'Terrorists' in Southeast Iran

A member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and a Basij militia fighter have been killed in a clash with a "terrorist group" in the country's southeast, state media reported on Sunday.

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Thousands Rally in Support of Hong Kong Police

Tens of thousands of people rallied in support of Hong Kong's police and pro-Beijing leadership on Saturday, a vivid illustration of the polarisation coursing through the city after weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

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Two Soldiers, Civilian Killed in East Ukraine ahead of Polls

Two Ukrainian soldiers and one civilian were killed in incidents involving Kremlin-backed separatists, Kiev said Saturday, a day before the country votes in a parliamentary election.

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Western Allies Back UK over Tanker Seizure

Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz has further heightened tensions in the Gulf region after the US military claimed it had downed an Iranian drone.

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Italy's Etna Volcano Erupts on Sicily, Closing Two Airports

Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's biggest live volcano, erupted overnight with lava flows and explosive burps, vulcanologists said Saturday.

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