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BBC news 2019-06-13

BBC news.

The European union’s appealed to Hong Kong to respect the rights of its citizens, following violent protests over plans to allow extradition to Mainland China. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has accused protesters of carrying out organized riots.

Japan’s prime minister Shinzō Abe has offered to help ease the escalating tensions between Iran and its U.S-back neighbors. Speaking during a visit to Tehran, Mr.Abe said war has to be avoided at all costs.

President Trump has said he is considering sending at least 1000 U.S troops to Poland amid continuing concerns about the potential military threat from Russia. His comments came at a meeting at White House with Polish president Andrzej Duda.

A massive operation is being launched in India’s western state of Gujarat to prepare for what the authorities have described as a very severe storm. Cyclone Vayu is expected to make landfall early on Thursday. More than 300,000 people have been evacuated.

The government of Mali now says 35 people were killed in an attack on a village on Monday, far fewer than it previously said. Officials say the previous figure they gave of 95 killed included those who had disappeared.

The former U.S president Bill Clinton has said it’s been his biggest honor to have stood with the people of Kosovo against ethnic cleansing and for freedom. He was addressing a gathering in Pristina to mark 20 years since the arrival of NATO peacekeepers to halt Serbian attacks on ethnic Albanians.

There has been high emotion in court in Madrid in the final day of a trial of 12 Catalan separatists. Some faced up to 25 years in jail, if they are convicted of rebellion and sedition for their part in the failed drive for independence in 2017.

BBC news.

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