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News from around the world.

Rohingya refugees agree to move to Bangladesh island

Dhaka says this move will take pressure off the overcrowded border camps where almost a million Rohingya live.

Democracy crowds defy Hong Kong police after activists attacked

The number of protestors increased over the recent stabbing and beating of two pro-democracy protesters.

Turkish soldier killed in Syrian Kurd attack, defence ministry says

Kurdish forces carried out 20 attacks despite ceasefire.

Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilians among dead in Kashmir clash

The clash sparked from Pakistan's ceasefire violation.

Cold War mentality hinders trust in cyberspace, says China propaganda chief

Huang Kunming adds national security not an excuse to launch cyberattack on others.

Villagers search for bodies after 70 killed in Afghan mosque blast

This is Afghanistan's second most deadly attack this year.

Pentagon chief expects troops to head to Iraq after leaving Syria

Move likely to be heavily scrutinised because of Iran's influence in the country.

Pelosi talks regional stability with Jordan’s King Abdullah

Turkey’s incursion into Syria raises several concerns US delegation discussed with Jordan.

Japan funding for imperial ceremonies sparks rare dissent

The government set aside millions of dollars in funds.

Trump says next G7 summit won’t be at his Miami golf...

The resort was previously considered 'best place'.

Trudeau environment policy a letdown for young Canada activists

Canadian environmentalists view Trudeau's move as betrayal.

Hong Kong tightens security ahead of planned protest

Pro-democracy leaders calls citizens to join despite risk of arrest.

Thai government survives key test with budget vote

Defeat forces government to resign or dissolve parliament.

Party quits Lebanon govt after third day of protests

Demonstrators celebrate coalition party's resignation.

147 rescued from another Islamic ‘torture house’ in Nigeria

Armed officers found inmates in school raid.

‘Baby Shark’ attacks IMF meetings

Kristalina Georgieva bursts into laughter but continued her remarks after.

Indonesia’s Jokowi kicks off fresh term after wave of crises

Crises threaten Jokowi's final term after his re-election victory.

Erdogan says Turkey to crush Kurds if truce deal falters

14 provocative attacks have been carried out on Turkey since the truce.

British PM sends unsigned letter seeking Brexit delay

British MPs triggered law requiring Johnson write to EU leaders for time extension.

Spanish PM tells Catalan leader to denounce violence

The Spanish PM also reiterates that Catalonia will not be granted independence because 'it is not legal'.

Hong Kong democracy activist injured in knife attack

The pro-democracy victim was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant who slashed his neck and abdomen.

British parliament votes to force Brexit delay, Johnson remains defiant 

The vote means the government will not hold a vote on its Brexit deal on Saturday as planned.

British PM fights threat of further delay in Brexit debate

PM Johnson needs a clear vote in favour of his deal to avoid triggering a law requiring him to ask the EU to delay Brexit for the third time.

Thousands take to the London streets demanding new Brexit referendum

Protesters waving EU flags and carrying signs calling for Brexit to be halted gather at London's Park Lane before marching to parliament.