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NORTH AFRICA

Tunisia in political turmoil as president dismisses more officials • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

#Tunisia lurched further into political uncertainty Wednesday, as President Kais #Saied sacked more officials, days after he suspended parliament and assumed executive powers in what opponents labelled a “#coup”. FRANCE 24’s Wassim Cornet tells us more.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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NORTH AFRICA

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

Troops surrounded #Tunisia’s parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the #legislature and fired the prime minister and other top members of government, sparking concerns for the North African country’s young #democracy. FRANCE 24’s Chief Foreign Editor Robert Parsons tells us more.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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WEST AFRICA

Nigeria kidnappings: Children freed by gunmen struggle to recover • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

Gunmen who seized 121 #students at a high school in northwestern #Nigeria in early July have released 28 of them. The #kidnapping was the latest by heavily armed gangs, known locally as bandits, who have long plagued northwest and central Nigeria by looting, stealing cattle and kidnapping, but have lately targeted schools and colleges.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

Sandstorm engulfs city in northwestern China • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

A wall of sand over 100 metres high swallowed a city on the fringes of the #GobiDesert in northwestern#China, in scenes reminiscent of a disaster film. #sandstormSubscribe 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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NORTH AFRICA

Tunisian Islamist party calls for dialogue to resolve crisis • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

#Tunisia’s biggest party, the moderate Islamist #Ennahda, on Tuesday called for political #dialogue to get the country out of #crisis after it accused the president of a coup when he dismissed the prime minister and suspended parliament. FRANCE 24’s Fadil Aliriza tells us more.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 court convicts man in first national security trial • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

A #HongKong court convicted a former waiter of terrorism and inciting secession on Tuesday in the first trial conducted under a national #securityLaw that was imposed by #China to stamp out dissent. FRANCE 24’s Oliver Farry tells us more.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

North and South Korea agree to restore cross-border communications • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

North and South #Korea said Tuesday they had restored cross-border communications, more than a year after #Pyongyang severed all official #hotlines between the two rivals, who technically remain at war.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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NORTH AFRICA

Tunisian democracy in turmoil after president sacks government • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

#Tunisia is facing its worst #crisis in a decade of #democracy on Monday after President Kais #Saied ousted the government and suspended parliament with help from the army, a move denounced as a coup by the country’s main parties, including Islamists. FRANCE 24’s Fadil Aliriza tells us more.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

Guilty verdict in first trial under Hong Kong security law [Video]

The first person charged under #HongKong’s national security law was found guilty on Tuesday of #terrorism and inciting #secession in a landmark case with long-term implications for how the legislation reshapes the city’s common law traditions.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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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Tokyo2020: French football team thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

#France’s bid for men’s Olympic football glory got off to a nightmare start with a 4-1 defeat by #Mexico on Thursday. Sylvain Ripoll’s France are looking for a first Olympic medal since winning gold in 1984, but collapsed in the second half at the Tokyo Stadium.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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NORTH AFRICA

Water shortage protests continue in southern Iran • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

Iran’s outgoing President Hassan #Rouhani said Thursday people in #Khuzestan have the right to #protest amid unrest in the country’s southwest over water #shortages.But Rouhani also warned of the danger of demonstrations being hijacked by an “evil person” who might “use guns and shoot and kill one of our dear countrymen”.Protests took place across eight cities and towns in Khuzestan province into the early hours of Thursday.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