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Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

Security forces have ‘obliterated’ Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country.

US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea

US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday vowed more support for the Philippines in efforts to modernize the country's military and improve maritime security as tensions build over the disputed South China Sea.

Amnesty calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, saying that what it described as a "vague" and "overly broad"

Taiwan president says China interfering in election 'every day'

Taiwan president says China interfering in election 'every day'

China is interfering in Taiwan's elections "every day" as it seeks to damage the island's democracy, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday

15 killed in north China mine blast

15 killed in north China mine blast

A coal mine explosion killed 15 people in north China's Shanxi province, state media reported Tuesday.

Student protesters hold out as Hong Kong leader urges peaceful resolution

Student protesters hold out as Hong Kong leader urges peaceful resolution

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China insisted Tuesday it alone held the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters.

Convicted ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Convicted ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Tuesday in an air ambulance to receive medical treatment in London, his party said on Tuesday

Planned cut in corporation tax to be shelved: PM

Planned cut in corporation tax to be shelved: PM

Boris Johnson has told business leaders he will shelve a planned cut in corporation tax, claiming he would put £6bn into public services instead.

More trouble for PM as Arcuri probe ‘to widen’

More trouble for PM as Arcuri probe ‘to widen’

An investigation into the prime minister’s relationship with the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri will also review an affair that Boris Johnson failed to declare when he was mayor of London, the Guardian revealed.

Russia returns seized Ukrainian naval ships

Russia returns seized Ukrainian naval ships

Russian authorities returned several seized Ukrainian naval ships yesterday in the run-up to peace talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy next month.

Riot police use water cannons to disperse Georgia protesters AFP

Riot police use water cannons to disperse Georgia protesters AFP

Riot police use water cannons to disperse Georgia protesters AFP

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