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France advises citizens to leave Pakistan after anti-French protests [Video]

The French embassy in #Pakistan on Thursday advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent anti-#France protests paralysed large parts of the country this week.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Media tycoon Jimmy Lai among five Hong Kong democracy activists jailed [Video]

#HongKong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 14 months on Friday along with four other veteran #democracy activists for their roles in protests that helped trigger a sweeping #crackdown on dissent by #China.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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EAST ASIA

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown [Video]

Nine of #HongKong’s leading pro-#democracy advocates were sentenced to #jail terms Friday for organizing a march during the 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an overwhelming crackdown from #Beijing.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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India’s daily COVID infections soar to a new high of 184,372 [Video]

India’s new coronavirus infections have reached a record of 184,372 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Wednesday, as most parts of the South Asian nation battles a second and more vicious surge in cases.The nationwide tally of infections is 13.9 million, with the data on Wednesday showing deaths rose by 1,027, bringing the death toll to 172,085.From reporting less than 10,000 cases per day earlier this year, India has been the world’s worst-hit country since April 2 by new daily cases.The country is currently reporting about double the daily cases of the United States and Brazil, the two other worst-affected countries, though its daily death numbers are lower.India’s total infections rank after only the US, having overtaken Brazil on Monday.Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/#India