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LULA HITS 44% VOTER SUPPORT AHEAD OF BRAZILIAN ELECTION – POLL SHOWS

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has surged to a 12-point lead over incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the October election, according to a new poll published on Monday.The survey by IPEC, formerly known as IBOPE, shows Lula with 44% support against 32% for Bolsonaro ahead of the first round of voting… Continue reading LULA HITS 44% VOTER SUPPORT AHEAD OF BRAZILIAN ELECTION – POLL SHOWS

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U.S., SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN HELD MISSILE DEFENSE EXERCISE – PENTAGON

The United States, South Korea and Japan held a ballistic missile warning, search and tracking exercise off the coast of Hawaii last week between August 8 and 14, the Pentagon disclosed on Monday.According to the South Korean side, the country will also resume its joint military drills with the U.S. from August 22 to September… Continue reading U.S., SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN HELD MISSILE DEFENSE EXERCISE – PENTAGON

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CHINA PROTESTS AGAINST JAPAN PM FUMIO KISHIDA’S OFFERINGS TO YASUKUNI SHRINE

The Chinese Embassy in Japan on Monday said it had lodged serious representations with Japan after Japanese officials including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sent ritual offerings to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors 14 convicted Class-A Japanese war criminals from World War II."The Chinese side is dissatisfied with this wrongdoing and firmly opposes it, and has… Continue reading CHINA PROTESTS AGAINST JAPAN PM FUMIO KISHIDA’S OFFERINGS TO YASUKUNI SHRINE

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WORLD LEADERS CONGRATULATE KENYA’S PRESIDENT-ELECT, WILLIAM RUTO

World leaders have sent congratulatory messages to Kenya's president-elect, William Ruto following his declaration as the winner of the country's August 9 election.The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, announced Ruto as the winner on Monday afternoon after an hours-long delay.Soon after the announcement, some leaders took to social media to send… Continue reading WORLD LEADERS CONGRATULATE KENYA’S PRESIDENT-ELECT, WILLIAM RUTO

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TEEN FOUND DEAD IN WALMART PARKING LOT WITH SEVERAL GUNSHOT WOUNDS – POLICE SAY

A Georgia teenager was shot dead inside his car at a Walmart parking lot, according to police.Columbus police said Caleb Boling, 18, had been shot dead inside his vehicle at the 3515 Victory Drive Walmart in Columbus on Wednesday evening, August 10.According to the Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information about shootings from… Continue reading TEEN FOUND DEAD IN WALMART PARKING LOT WITH SEVERAL GUNSHOT WOUNDS – POLICE SAY