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Hungary Criminalises Aiding Migrants With 'Stop Soros' Bill

The Hungarian parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow for the imprisonment of anybody aiding undocumented migrants, ignoring pleas from the European Union, the Union Nations and numerous international organisations not to do so.

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UN: Syrian Forces Committed War Crimes In Eastern Ghouta

Forces loyal to Syria's government committed what amounted to crimes against humanity, including deliberately starving civilians, during the siege of Eastern Ghouta, UN investigators said on Wednesday.

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EU To Begin Counter Trade Tariffs Against US On Friday

Retaliatory trade tariffs by European Union countries on a list of US products - agreed in response to US tariff hikes on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, the EU, and Mexico - will come into force on Friday, the European Commission announced on Wednesday.

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Instagram Unveils New Video Service App

Social network Instagram is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube.

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Trump Reverses Course On Separation Of Migrant Families

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would keep families together after they get detained crossing the border illegally.

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World's Plastic Waste Crisis To Worsen After China Import Ban

China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries must find a way to slow the accumulation of one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, a group of scientists said on Wednesday.

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Yemen Rebels Vow To Fight On After Hudaida Airport Defeat

Yemen's Houthi rebels have vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hudaida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle.

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South Sudan Rebel Chief Meets President Kiir In Ethiopia

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar met Wednesday with President Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa - the first time in nearly two years - as part of talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year civil war, Ethiopia's Prime Minister's chief of staff said on Twitter.

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Pope Criticises Trump Administration Policy On Migrant Family Separation

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has criticised the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems.

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North Korea, China Leaders Agree To Boost 'Strategic, Tactical' Cooperation

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SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed measures to bolster "strategic and tactical" cooperation between the two countries in a second meeting on Wednesday, the North's state media said on Thursday (Jun 21).

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