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News from around the world.

Bangladesh and India border guards clash, 1 killed

Altercation erupted over detention of Indian fisherman.

Martin Luther King’s daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill her father

Bernice King slams social media site’s approach to political advertisements and speech.

First Singaporean convicted of terror financing gets 2.5-year jail term

Man sentenced for sending money to Jamaica-based Islamist preacher.

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight it out ‘like...

Critics call his remarks on the deadly clash ‘obscene and ignorant’.

HK murder suspect behind unrest to turn himself in

Man accused of killing girlfriend in Taiwan ready to return and surrender.

Cartel gunmen overpower security forces, free El Chapo’s son

Minister says release was to prevent more violence, save personnel lives.

China releases detained US citizens on bail

Duo currently awaiting trial on charges of illegally moving people across country borders.

Violent protests erupt in Lebanon over WhatsApp tax

Levy plans ditched after thousands rally against government's handling of economic crisis.

Trump slams ‘crazy’ Nancy Pelosi, Democrats for impeachment inquiry

US president is facing a backlash from own Republican allies over Syria pullout.

Uproar as Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

US says result an 'embarrassment' for UN, but Maduro's government hails it as 'historic victory'.

EU leaders ‘note’ Turkey ceasefire, demand end to Syria offensive

EU says operation is causing 'unacceptable human suffering' and undermines fight against IS.

Gun battles rock Mexican city after El Chapo’s son detained

The capturing of Ovidio Guzman and his brothers ignites gun fights between cartels and police.

Amid cash crisis, UN likely able to pay staff in November

A UN spokesman says partial payments are coming in from some countries, enabling salary payments.

Dutch police arrest second suspect in case of family held in...

The man, a 67-year-old, is one of 6 people discovered in Buitenhuizenweg farm house.

Trump hails ‘great day’ for Turkey, Kurds

The President also calls Erdogan a hell of a leader on suspension against Kurdish militants in northern Syria.

Climate-change protesters disrupt London rush hour

Angry commuters drag protesters off top of train and attack them on platform.

Indonesia’s anti-graft bill ushered in after deadly protests

Analyst says new law will make it difficult to arrest 'big fish'.

Thai child trafficker sentenced to record 374 years in jail

Yuttana Kodsap lured victims to play computer games at his house, filmed the sexual acts and sold them online.

Thai king postpones royal barge procession to December

Government says weather and water conditions not conducive for event.

IS says ‘frees’ women held by Syrian Kurds

Group storms security headquarters in Raqa in latest series of reported breakouts.

Houses torched, hundreds homeless near site of Indonesia’s new capital

Fight between 2 communities sees a man stabbed to death.

Iran president’s brother starts 5-year jail term, says report

Hossein Fereydoun ordered to pay a fine, as well as bribes he was convicted of receiving.

Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump probe, dies at 68

Cummings was chair of panel overseeing US president's impeachment inquiry.

American duo detained in China on border charges

US firm calls allegations ‘bogus’ after founder, employee taken into custody.