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Philippine poor get hit early in Duterte-inspired crackdown

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) – In a crackdown bearing the Philippine president-elect’s name, police have rounded up hundreds of children or their parents to enforce a night curfew for minors, and taken away drunk and shirtless men roaming metropolitan Manila’s slums. The poor, who were among Rodrigo Duterte’s strongest supporters, are …

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Hong Kong protesters decry Beijing’s detention of bookseller

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HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong pro-democracy groups rallied Friday against China’s tightening grip on the semiautonomous city following electrifying revelations by a bookseller who spoke out about his months-long detention in the mainland. Several dozen people marched to Beijing’s liaison office to vent their anger after Lam Wing-kee’s testimony …

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UK mourns Jo Cox as group says suspect had far-right ties

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BIRSTALL, England (AP) – Campaigning in Britain’s European Union membership referendum remained suspended Friday as the country absorbed the daylight slaying of lawmaker Jo Cox with shock, and worry that the political fury unleashed by the EU campaign was somehow connected to the killing. A U.S. civil rights group said …

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Iraqi special forces enter center of IS-held Fallujah

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BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi special forces entered the center of Fallujah city early Friday, taking over a government complex and a neighborhood that served as a base for the Islamic State group militants after intense fighting, a commander said Commander Haidar al-Obeidi, of the special forces, told The Associated Press …

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