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In Gaza, denial and doubt over misfiring rocket claims

JERUSALEM, Aug 11 (Reuters) – As the cleanup in Gaza continues from last weekend’s brief conflict with Israel, another battle has continued over which side caused the casualties, after Israel said misfiring rockets from the Palestinian side killed 15 people in the enclave. According to Israeli military authorities, a fifth of the more than 1,000 …

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Zelenskiy tells officials to stop discussing tactics, probe opens into leak

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 28, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday told officials to stop …

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Kenyans anxious for news on next president, two days after tight vote

Opposition leader Odinga faces Deputy Pres. Ruto Election commission yet to say when it’ll announce winner Kenyans anxious for updates; media tallies inconclusive Previous elections marred by violence, claims of rigging NAIROBI/ELDORET, Kenya, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Kenyans crowded round radios and televisions on Thursday, increasingly anxious for news of who their next president might …

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North Korea declares victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the Worker’s Party on the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 21, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 …

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South Korea, China clash over US missile shield, complicating conciliation

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Picture taken on June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, threatening to undermine …

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Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

FREETOWN, Aug 10 (Reuters) – At least two police officers and one civilian died after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, staff at the city’s main mortuary said on Wednesday. Sierra Leone’s government previously said there had been deaths, but did not say how many, as protesters threw rocks and burned …

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Five injured as blasts rock Russian air base in annexed Crimea

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Blasts rocked a Russian air base near seaside resorts in the annexed Crimean peninsula on Thursday, injuring five people according to local authorities in what Moscow attributed to detonations in ammunition stories. Local …

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Russia puts Iranian satellite into orbit

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit on Tuesday from southern Kazakhstan, just three weeks after President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the West. The …

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In first visit to China, South Korean foreign minister seeks to reassure Beijing over US ties

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, August 5, 2022. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 8 (Reuters) – South Korea foreign minister Park Jin is set for his first visit …

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China announces fresh military drills around Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – China’s military announced fresh military drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan – a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week’s visit to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theater Command said it would conduct joint …

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