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  1. Hong Kong protesters take to the subway, as China confirms U.K. consulate employee detained

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    A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as demonstrators prepared a sit-in at a subway and site of a mid-summer mob attack.

  2. A record number of wildfires are burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest

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    Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.

  3. Trump says any Jew who votes Democratic is 'disloyal' or lacks knowledge

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    U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

  4. 'Jihadi Jack,' stripped of U.K. citizenship, now hopes to come to Canada

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    Jack Letts, who was dubbed Jihadi Jack after being accused of travelling to Syria to fight for ISIS, and is now a prisoner there, said he's not surprised he was stripped of his British citizenship, and that he "has hope Canada does take me."

  5. At least 2,300 detained in crackdown in Indian-administered Kashmir

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    At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curb unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of statehood, according to Kashmir police and arrest statistics reviewed by The Associated Press.