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World News Briefing: NZ Strikes for climate – US deployment details to Saudi released & Kenyans rush to swap banknotes 

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In today’s briefing update, New Zealanders have taken to the streets in their biggest climate strike yet!

Details of US deployment to Saudi Arabia released. 

Kenyans are rushing to swap banknotes before the cash ban deadline. By taking old money out of circulation, they are hoping to stamp out on dirty money and corruption. 

 ALL in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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‘WHAT GRETA SAID!” KIWI SCHOOLCHILDREN STRIKE FOR CLIMATE

France 24 says more than 40,000 people stood in the grounds of Wellington’s parliament buildings, striking for the ‘What Greta said!” KIWI schoolchildren strike for climateclimate. Friday’s turnout was the largest seen in New Zealand. School children and elderly protest veterans marched along with signs saying “Denial = Death”, “We’re skipping school to teach YOU a lesson and “What Greta said!” New Zealander James Capie, 13 said: “People do have every right to be angry. My generation shouldn’t be out here missing school.” Adding: “But it’s really important to me that we’re out here making a stand against other generations that have really screwed over our planet.”

Read the full story on France24

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200 TROOPS, 4 RADARS, 1 PATRIOT BATTERY: PENTAGON ANNOUNCES SAUDI ARABIA DEPLOYMENT DETAILS

RT News says the US is sending 200 troops, 4 Sentinel radars and a Patriot missile battery to Saudi Arabia. Adding to a200 troops, 4 radars, 1 Patriot battery: Pentagon announces Saudi Arabia deployment details region already on edge due to the US pressure campaign. In addition to the items being sent, more is on standby according to a pentagon spokesman. The last few months have seen the US sending a steady stream of military assets to the Kingdom as part of the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran. Tehran has said any attack on its territory would be met with a disproportionate and devastating response against both US assets and allies like Saudi Arabia.

Read the full story on RT News

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KENYANS RUSH TO SWAP BANKNOTES AS CASH BAN LOOMS

Arab News reports in an attempt to flush out dirty money, a new print of the 1,000 shilling notes was rolled out in June. Now as the deadline for the old notes looms, Kenyans are desperately trying to offload their old cash notes.  The Kenyans rush to swap banknotes as cash ban looms operation is aimed at flushing out fake money being hoarded by tax evaders, crooked businessmen and criminal groups. Large deposits of the old notes raise alarm bells at banks and require paperwork to prove their origin. Kenyan economist Aly-Khan Satchu said devaluing these bills works by “taking its owners by surprise.” Adding: “Four months is a short period of time when you want to launder big sums of money.” But people are coming up with creative schemes to unload their cash without being detected. 

Read the full story on Arab News

“The biggest humanitarian tragedy” as 15,000 have been lifted out of Kashmir

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World News Briefing: NZ Strikes for climate – US deployment details to Saudi released & Kenyans rush to swap banknotes 
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