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    1. AFP falls victim to Nice attack hoax

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 27 08:25 AM

      Agence France-Presse said Wednesday it had fallen victim to a hoax by a person claiming to be a relative of a man killed in the Nice attack who never existed. A woman claimed in an interview via Twitter that she was the cousin of a man named Timothe Fournier who died after pushing his seven-months pregnant wife out of the way of a rampaging truck. The account was reported by AFP which put ...

    2. AFP pulls out troops in Surigao del Sur town

      GMA News OnlineJul 30 03:17 AM

      The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's unilateral ceasefire with the insurgents, has pulled out troops in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur, the site of previous skirmishes between government soldiers and communist rebels.

    3. Security forces in Gabon violently charged at demonstrators gathering in Libreville in the lead-up to presidential elections and beat an AFP cameraman covering the protest, a colleague said. Defying a heavy police presence, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in opposition to President Ali Bongo Ondimba's candidacy for re-election on August 26, the AFP correspondent said. Some 15 ...

    4. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday night said that President Rodrigo Duterte's lifting of the ceasefire declaration with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) was a "missed opportunity."

    5. Singapore (AFP) - Harry Potter magic hit Asia on Sunday morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on the first copies of a new play about the hero as an adult.

    6. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomes the move of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte demanding an explanation from communist negotiators regarding the unprovoked attack of the New People's Army (NPA) in Kapalong, Davao Del Norte which killed a militiaman and wounded four others on Wednesday.

    7. The 10th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) strongly denounced the allegations of the New People’s Army regarding a recent ambush that could stall President Duterte’s call for peace.

    8. Brazil's Lula faces trial for obstruction of justice

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 29 04:08 PM

      Brasília (AFP) - Ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was key in getting the Olympics to Rio, will be put on trial for allegedly trying to obstruct a corruption probe at Petrobras oil company, officials said Friday. Lula, 70, was formally charged along with six others, including former senator Delcidio do Amaral, a once-important ally in Lula's leftist Workers' Party who is ...

    9. China's growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to an AFP survey, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world's second-largest economy. The forecast for expansion in gross domestic product (GDP), based on a poll of 17 economists, represents an easing from 6.7 percent in the first three months of the year. As the world's biggest trader ...

    10. MANILA, Philippines – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Ricardo Visaya has directed all unified commands, major services, and support units to “observe Suspension of Offensive Military Operations (SOMO)” against communists. This followed President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of a ceasefire against

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