1. South China Sea: Philippines removes Chinese barrier in contested area
- The Philippines has removed a Chinese floating barrier to block Philippine fishing boats entering a contested area in the South China Sea.
- President Ferdinand Marcos Junior instructed the Philippines coast guard to do so.
- Manila says China violated its fishing rights with the barrier in the Scarborough Shoal. China claims more than 90% of the South China Sea and seized the shoal in 2012.

2. Nagorno-Karabakh: Thousands flee as Armenia says ethnic cleansing underway
- Ethnic Armenian refugees are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan's seizure of the disputed region.
- More than 6,500 people have crossed into Armenia.
- They left after the government announced plans to move those made homeless by the fighting.
- The Armenian Prime Minister says the ethnic cleansing of Armenians is under way.

3. Robert Menendez: US senator vows he will be cleared in bribery case
- A US senator charged in a bribery case has said his stash at home came from his parents' fear that their savings might be seized by authorities.
- He predicted he would be exonerated as he vowed to run for re-election next year.
- He and his wife are said to have accepted money, gold bars and a luxury car in exchange for political favours.
1. South China Sea: Philippines removes Chinese barrier in contested area
- The Philippines says it has removed a floating barrier installed by China to block Philippine fishing boats entering a contested area in the South China Sea.
- The Philippines coast guard was instructed to do so by President Ferdinand Marcos Junior.
- Manila says China violated its fishing rights with the 3000m barrier in the Scarborough Shoal. China claims more than 90% of the South China Sea and seized the shoal in 2012.

2. Nagorno-Karabakh: Thousands flee as Armenia says ethnic cleansing underway
- A growing stream of ethnic Armenian refugees are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan's seizure of the disputed region last week.
- More than 6,500 people have so far crossed into Armenia.
- They left after the government announced plans to move those made homeless by the fighting.
- The Armenian Prime Minister says the ethnic cleansing of Armenians is under way.

3. Robert Menendez: US senator vows he will be cleared in bribery case
- A US senator charged in a bribery case has said his stashing of nearly half a million dollars cash at home came from his Cuban parents' fear that their savings might be seized by authorities.
- He predicted he would be exonerated as he vowed to run for re-election next year.
- He and his wife are said to have accepted money, gold bars and a luxury car in exchange for political favours.

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