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Today's news in pictures: Theresa May's parting shot to Opposition, Mumbai rains, and more

From protest in Japan to Mumbai rains, here are some of the top news images of the day

In this grab taken from video, Britain's outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May leans on the Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington, during her final Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London on July 24, 2019.
5.00 p.m.: In this grab taken from video, Britain's outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May leans on the Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington, during her final Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London on July 24, 2019. Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May issued a parting shot to Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, using her final weekly parliamentary question session to suggest he follow her lead and quit his job. Photo: AP
Afghan boys collects the remains of a suicide attacker's vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 24, 2019.
4.00 p.m: Afghan boys collects the remains of a suicide attacker's vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 24, 2019. Croatia's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that one of three soldiers injured in an apparent attack by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, has died. The 27-year-old soldier, identified by his initials J.B., died around noon on July 24 from the injuries he suffered in the attack in Kabul, the Ministry statement said. Photo: AP
2.00 p.m.: Actor Priya Raman, who has announced that she will formally join BJP soon, greeted by party members in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar
1.00 p.m.: Employees of Himatsingka, a textile industry in Hassan, are staging a protest alleging physical harassment by senior officials in the unit. Many vehicles including a police van were damaged when the protesters threw stones in retaliation to police lathi-charge. The workers of Himatsinghka Linens in Hassan began the protest around 10:00 a.m., alleging that the company executives assaulted some five employees two days ago. The protesters, a majority from north India, alleged that many have suffered serious harassment in the last few months. Some of the employees, who suffered harassment have gone missing, they alleged. Photo: Satish G.T.
12.00 p.m.: Protesters with an image of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, bottom, stage a rally denouncing the Japanese government's decision on their exports to South Korea in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday. Colonial-era Korean forced laborers launched a legal step Tuesday to get court approval for the sale of local assets of their former Japanese employer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has refused to compensate the former workers. Photo: AP
11.00 a.m.: Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian speaks during a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing. China said it will not renounce the use of force in efforts to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and vowed to take all necessary military measures to defeat “separatists.” In a national defense white paper released on Wednesday, China listed among its top priorities its resolve to contain “Taiwan independence” and combat what it considers separatist forces in Tibet and the far west region of Xinjiang. Photo: AP
10.00 a.m.: Orelis Lehmann gets ready to make coffee in her darkened apartment in Caracas, Venezuela. When the lights began flickering back on in Venezuela’s capital, residents in the six-story Doleli Building hailed as part of the city’s cultural patrimony remained in the dark. Inside the mostly older inhabitants who have watched children flee abroad as the South American nation’s economic and humanitarian crisis worsens locked their doors and pressed ears against radios in a futile quest for news. Photo: AP
9.00 a.m.: Vehicles wade through water logged street at Kings circle on Wednesday morning, after overnight heavy rain spell in Mumbai. Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas during the night and on Wednesday morning, after a dry spell of nearly a week. The weatherman has predicted more rains in the city and its suburbs in the next two days. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
8.00 a.m.: A demonstrator with a Puerto Rican flag in his head protests against Gov. Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which I used profanities to describe an ex- New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the Island's finance. Photo: AP

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