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Cypriot leaders in Berlin after UN push to revive peace talks

Leaders of Cyprus's divided communities to attend dinner hosted by UN chief seeking to find way forward to resume talks. See full article

Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah confrontation

Demonstrators demanding a complete government overhaul were attacked by pro-Hezbollah gangs on Sunday. See full article

Iraqi parliament debates draft electoral law as protests escalate

Law aims to ban successful candidates from forming blocs until a government is formed and to reduce age to fight polls. See full article

'Priceless' jewels stolen in Germany's Green Vault museum heist

Thieves break into one of the world's oldest museums, making off with three 'priceless' sets of 18th century jewellery. See full article

Amnesty urges release of Afghan men who exposed paedophile ring

Mahmudi and Hamidi discovered more than 100 videos of alleged abuse that took place in Afghanistan's Logar province. See full article

Colombia: Protesters sceptical of Duque's call for dialogue

Many protesters say Duque's call for talks is too little too late as discontent grows with right-wing government. See full article

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'In our blood': Qatar gears up to host Arabian Gulf Cup

Host nation Qatar to play Iraq, while UAE squares off against Yemen on opening day of regional football tournament. See full article

Why has it been such a deadly year for French women?

Anti-domestic violence activists say 138 women have been killed by a current or former partner in France so far in 2019. See full article

Cypriot leaders in Berlin after UN push to revive peace talks

Leaders of Cyprus's divided communities to attend dinner hosted by UN chief seeking to find way forward to resume talks. See full article

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

Mekong River Commission will meet in Phnom Penh as dams and drought take toll on the once-mighty waterway. See full article

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China-US trade deal nearly sealed, but tariff rollback uncertain

Beijing and Washington 'moving closer' to phase-one agreement despite ambiguity on timing, reports the Global Times. See full article

Tesla shares motor up as Musk says Cybertruck orders hit 200,000

Though the new electric pick-up truck Cybertruck failed to impress Wall Street, Tesla opened preorders immediately. See full article

Uber drives on in London as app chiefs appeal ban

More than 14,000 London Uber rides have been carried out by unauthorised drivers, putting passengers at risk, said TfL. See full article

Does having women directors on corporate boards hurt investors?

Published research shows an existing bias towards female directors. See full article