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Month: July 2023

Pakistani security forces kill 6 militants in separate raids near the border with Afghanistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military says security forces have raided two militant hideouts in regions near the border with Afghanistan. The raids triggered intense shootouts that left six insurgents dead during the Eid holidays. A military statement said late Friday that the raids were conducted earlier that day in Tank and North Waziristan districts

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Japanese journalist barred from entering Hong Kong without clear reason, newspaper says

By KANIS LEUNG Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — A Japanese newspaper has reported that a Japanese journalist was barred from entering Hong Kong without a clear reason, raising concerns over the city’s shrinking press freedoms. The Japan Times, a prominent English-language newspaper, reported Friday that a freelance journalist was being taken by officials to

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