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Police in Hong Kong have used tear gas for the first time in about 10 days to try to break up fresh anti-government protests. More on the story here:

Indian cricket team to wear black arm bands in its match against West Indies today to condole the demise of Former Finance Minister#ArunJaitley , who was also the president of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) & former vice-president of BCCI. (File pic)

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‘I will go on until my last drop of blood.’ — Leaders of the Indigenous Mura tribe are speaking out as historic wildfires tear through their lands in the Brazilian Amazon

Delegation of opposition leaders comprising Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, D Raja, Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha, Majeed Memon, and others that had reached SRINAGAR has been sent back. #JammuAndKashmir 

"I hope Prime Minister Johnson would not like to go down in history as Mr No-Deal" - European Council President Donald Tusk speaks at the #G7Summit . Follow the G7 here:

UAE confers ‘Order of Zayed’, the highest civilian award on Prime Minister@narendramodi 

LOOK: K-pop boy band EXO @weareoneEXO ) performing on the second day of their #EXplOrationinManila  concert at the Mall of Asia Arena #EXplOrationinManilaDay2Day2  | @Jonah_writervia 

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Qasr Al Watan, where he was accorded an official reception

The Amazon contains half of the planet's remaining tropical forests. It covers about 40% of South America, and contains 1.4 billion acres of dense forest. It has 4,100 miles of winding rivers. And it's burning.

“I still hope that Prime Minister Johnson will not like to go down in history as ‘Mr No Deal’.” EU Council President Donald Tusk says the one thing he won’t cooperate on is a no deal Brexit, but is willing to negotiate ideas that are “operational, realistic and acceptable”.


Scoops of the Day

BREAKING: David Koch, one of the richest people in the world and a donor to the Republican Party, has died at age 79 - New Yorker

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August 2019 is continuing an active Amazon fire season, with large and intense fires burning in the region. @NASA  satellites tracked actively burning fires across South America and captured images of smoke in the last week.

Dow briefly falls more than 410 points after Trump's latest tweet thread on China tariffs

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington To Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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ARE. YOU. KIDDING. @DanellJLeyva ?! Absolutely unreal. Watch the @ninjawarrior  National Finals starting this Monday at 8/7c on @nbc . .

Delhi: Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passes away at AIIMS

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“The number you have called has been temporarily disconnected” India: Release arbitrarily held detainees; Restore Internet and phone communications; #EndKashmirShutdown !

The stars we've all been waiting for: Monte and Rose of #TheLadyAndTheTramp  at #D23Expo 

I mean, the man spent his entire life squandering an inheritance through recklessness and hubris and ignorance, repeatedly bankrupting business after business. This is all exactly what one would expect!

Many people—especially women—get unwanted sexually explicit pictures by text or social media. It’s disgusting. Now, it’s illegal in Texas. #txlege 


Scoops of the Week

Clashes broke out in parts of Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir, following Friday prayers. Angry protesters threw stones at Indian security forces while chanting freedom slogans. Indian security forces responded with tear gas. (AP)

"Matrix 4" officially a go with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski (EXCLUSIVE)

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Ramon Torres, a U.S. citizen, was detained for four days — despite carrying a U.S. passport, a driver’s license, and a Social Security card. The sheriff’s office explained that they had a policy of detaining all Latinx people for immigration review.

"Titanic is returning to nature" Parts of the wreck are now deteriorating rapidly [Tap to expand]

The Amazon was in danger long before the fire that’s ravaged the rainforest for three weeks. Indigenous communities in Brazil have been struggling with illegal mining, logging, and the loss of protected status for indigenous lands.

PM Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation today with US President Donald Trump. They spoke about bilateral and regional matters. (file pics)

‘How do we know he’s not gonna be the kid in Parkland?’ — This teen in Florida was arrested after ‘joking’ about shooting up his school in a video game chat

The Amazon is reaching a dangerous tipping-point. Beyond this, the rainforest is unlikely to survive

"If we destroy the forest, it will be the end of everything." As unprecedented wildfires are ravaging Brazil's #Amazon  rainforest, President Bolsonaro is accused of an aggressive wave of deforestation. This is the indigenous tribe fighting back.

'No point talking' Pakistan's PM Imran Khan rules out seeking further dialogue with India over the Kashmir issue

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