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  1. Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy's economic ills dominating the agenda.
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  2. Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched under a sea of umbrellas on Sunday after hundreds had sung "God Save the Queen" outside the British Consulate demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours the city's freedoms.
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  3. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.
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  4. Saudi stocks opened 2.3% lower on Sunday, reacting to news of attack on two plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half Saudi output.
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  5. Iran dismissed as "pointless" U.S. claims that Tehran was behind drone attacks which hit two of Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations on Saturday, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.
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  6. An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were within range of Iranian missiles after the U.S. accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants, raising tensions in the Middle East.
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  7. Pakistan has summoned diplomats from Afghanistan and India after several shooting incidents along two different borders killed four Pakistani soldiers and a civilian woman.
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  8. The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for its staff doing humanitarian work in areas under their control.
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  9. Mexican prosecutors will investigate officials who under the previous government handled a "discredited" probe into the 2014 disappearance of 43 student teachers, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.
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  10. (This September 14 story has been refiled to correct reference to "city-state" in paragraph four.)
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