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A man walks outside the British Cosulate-general office in Hong Kong, China, August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
Hong Kong's local news website HK01 says the employee, identified as Simon Cheng, failed to return to the former British colony from the neighboring southern city of Shenzhen on August 9, where he had gone to attend a business meeting
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August 20, 2019
FILE - People attend the Polish regional elections, at a polling station in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 21, 2018.
Parties join forces to try to win a majority in upper house in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13, as they struggle to oust ruling nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS) from power
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August 20, 2019
The Open Arms vessel with 107 migrants on board is anchored off the Sicilian vacation and fishing island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Aug. 19, 2019.
Open Arms is docked off Lampedusa island after 18 days at sea with about 100 migrants, many reportedly sick and suicidal
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August 19, 2019
FILE - A billboard, reading "The State Central Navy Testing Range," stands near Nyonoksa, Russia, Oct. 7, 2018. An Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine at the Russian navy's testing range just outside Nyonoksa led to a spike in radiation levels.
It is not clear what caused the outage or whether the stations were tampered with by Russia
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August 19, 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their meeting at the fort of Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France, Aug. 19, 2019.
Macron and Putin express optimism on Ukraine, disagree on Syria
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August 19, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, gestures while speaking during his and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, joint news conference following their talks in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Aug 19, 2019.
More than a million people from ex-Soviet countries now call Israel home – making up a fifth of its population
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August 19, 2019
Police detain an activist during a protest in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. People rallied Saturday against the exclusion of some city council candidates from Moscow's upcoming election.
Russia's lower house of parliament has set up a commission to examine alleged cases of foreign interference in connection with a series of protests against the Moscow city election
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August 19, 2019