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Police shoot protester in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police have shot a protester at close range in the chest, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground.

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Pompeo pushes back on impeachment inquiry

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sternly objected to a move by the House of Representatives to obtain depositions from five current and former State Department officials as part of an impeachment inquiry.

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Meghan files legal claim against newspaper

Prince Harry's wife Meghan has started legal proceedings against the Mail on Sunday newspaper over the publication of a private letter her lawyers say was unlawful.

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Two dead, 200 hurt in Iraq protest clashes

At least two people have been killed and 200 wounded in clashes in Iraq as security forces used tear gas, water cannons and live fire to disperse demonstrators.

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Ex-congressman pleads guilty in trade scam

Former New York Republican congressman Chris Collins has pleaded guilty to taking part in an insider trading scheme involving an Australian biotech company.

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Ukraine agrees to election in east

Ukraine has signed much-anticipated accords with separatists from the country's east, Russia and European monitors that agree a local election can be held in separatist-controlled territory, paving the way for peace talks with Moscow.

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