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Beijing warns of ‘countermeasures’ over US missile plans

Beijing, China | AFP | China warned Tuesday it would take unspecified countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with plans to deploy ground-based intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region. The comments come days after US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Washington was now free to deploy the weapons following its …

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Black men at highest risk of US police killing: study

Washington, United States | AFP | Black men in the United States are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by the police than their white counterparts, according to a new study published Monday that quantified racial disparities in law enforcement violence. High-profile killings including those of Michael Brown, Charleena …

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US names special Sudan envoy as protesters demand guarantees

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The United States Wednesday named a special envoy to Sudan to find a “peaceful” solution between demonstrators and generals, as protest leaders demanded “international guarantees” for implementing any agremeent reached with the army rulers. Shops and restaurants meanwhile began to reopen in Sudan’s capital Wednesday after …

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Travelers’ images exposed in US data breach

Washington, United States | AFP |  Images of tens of thousands of travelers crossing the United States’ border have been stolen from an immigration subcontractor in a data breach, US media reported on Monday. The images were snatched from the network of a subcontractor for US Customs and Border Protection …

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