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Hong Kong riot police are preparing for more clashes with protesters after days of violence.
Hong Kong riot police are preparing for more clashes with protesters after days of violence.

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Uneasy calm in Hong Kong after violence

Hong Kong riot police and protesters are bracing for possible further clashes across the city's financial district after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

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US to send 1000 troops to Poland: Trump

US President Donald Trump has pledged to Polish President Andrzej Duda he will deploy 1000 American troops to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter political aggression from Russia.

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Johnson launches bid for UK leadership

Boris Johnson has kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May with a commitment to lead Britain out of the EU on October 31, warning his divided Conservative Party that "delay means defeat".

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Abe warns of accidental US-Iran conflict

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has travelled to Tehran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US.

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More than 400 detained at Russian protest

Russian police have detained more than 400 people at a Moscow protest calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist.

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Australian Associated Press