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UNITED NATIONS -- "The Security Council should earnestly fulfill its primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security by vigorously promoting the resolution of differences through dialogue, consultation, and political negotiations to prevent conflict, resolve disputes peacefully, and reduce armed conflicts," Ma Zhaoxu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, said on Tuesday.

Ma told a Security Council meeting on the protection of civilians and missing persons in armed conflict, calling on the international community to eliminate the root causes of armed conflict in order to fully address the issue of missing persons in armed conflict.

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ISLAMABAD -- "I will not spare these looters and plunderers even if I have to lose my life. I will not spare anyone who harmed my nation," Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the country.

The prime minister has announced to form a high-power commission comprising of officials from the country's intelligence agencies to probe corruption and money laundering, local reports said on Wednesday.

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JERUSALEM -- "We are acting to prevent our enemies from establishing bases against us in our vicinity," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

During an official ceremony in southern Israel, Netanyahu said that Israel is working to prevent "enemies" from establishing bases close to the border, amid a string of alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria.

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LONDON -- "I am not aiming for a no-deal outcome, but it is only responsible to prepare vigorously and seriously for no-deal," former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson launched his bid Wednesday to become Britain's next prime minister, insisting that he does not want a no-deal Brexit.

Outlining his own manifesto in central London, Johnson, the hot favorite to win the keys to 10 Downing Street next month, said Britain must prepare for a no deal outcome. Enditem

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