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DFA: Pandemic, tensions halted countdown to VFA termination 2020-06-03 17:28:44MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte temporarily halted the countdown to the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with

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Court rules against planned Sydney protest due to New! 2020-06-05 01:49:20SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian court sided with police in ruling Friday that a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Sydney poses too much risk fo

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'Get your knee off our necks': Minneapolis honours 2020-06-04 19:04:38Thousands stand silent for eight minutes, 46 seconds to remember the man whose killing set off protests across the US.

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