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[The following global headlines have been adopted from the major global news agencies.]

Migrant children crisis: Democrats agree $4.5bn aid for migrants at border. Several migrant deaths, coupled with reports of "severely neglected" children at a Texan border patrol station, have helped shape the debate.



San Francisco has become the first US city to ban sales of e-cigarettes. Yet in the UK they are used by the NHS to help smokers quit - so what is the truth about the safety of e-cigarettes?



The US isn't interested in dialogue with Iran, France says. The United States is not interested in pursuing dialogue with Iran despite President Trump's insistence he is willing to sit down for talks, according to one of the European nations attempting to mediate between the two sides.



A father and daughter lie face down in murky waters littered with reeds and discarded beer bottles. Their heads are wrapped in a black T-shirt -- her tiny right arm draped over his shoulders.



Xi urges Chinese, Japanese youth to promote bilateral ties. Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged young people in China and Japan to make contributions to a bright future of bilateral relations.



U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday on his way to New Delhi, and met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to discuss the ongoing peace talks with Taliban, according to local media.



The national security consultants of Israel, the United States and Russia met on Tuesday in a first trilateral security summit in Jerusalem, to discuss regional issues, with an emphasis on Iran and Syria.



The U.S.-sponsored economic workshop "Peace for Prosperity," that is currently held in Manama, Bahrain for two days, was "born dead," a senior Palestinian official said Tuesday.


The Pakistani army said on Sunday that five militants and one security personnel were killed in a clash in Punjab province.



Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday issued a five-year road map for bilateral cooperation in security and infrastructure development. Agencies