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Sep 16, 2020

‘Cuties' sparked outrage in the U.S. The reception in Senegal was vastly different.
Some viewers saw themselves in the story of Amy, a Senegalese immigrant in France.

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Sep 16, 2020

A decade ago, the world agreed to 20 biodiversity targets. It did not meet any of them.
"Species continue to move, on average, closer to extinction," a U.N. report finds.

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Sep 16, 2020

Amazon Indigenous group patrols to expel invading loggers
Groups of Tembé Indigenous men are patrolling their territory in Brazil's Amazon forest, inspired by similar "forest guardians" in a neighboring Brazilian state

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Sep 16, 2020

Empty plazas, idle mariachis: For Mexico, a somber Independence Day
As the country struggles with the coronavirus, the president delivered the traditional Cry of Dolores to an uncharacteristically empty, echoing plaza.

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Sep 16, 2020

More than 200 naked inmates on run in Uganda after jailbreak
Ugandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked inmates who escaped jail, broke into an armory, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country's northeast

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Sep 16, 2020

Pentagon Papers leaker comes to the defense of Assange
Daniel Ellsberg, one of the most famous whistleblowers in living memory, came to the defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his legal fight to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain

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Sep 16, 2020

South Africa says 12 million ‘probably' had coronavirus
South Africa's health minister says about 12 million people in the country have "probably" been infected with the coronavirus

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Sep 16, 2020

Ukraine, Belarus trade accusations over Jewish pilgrims
Ukraine and Belarus are trading angry accusations over thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have remained stuck on their border after Ukraine denied them entry because of coronavirus restrictions

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Sep 16, 2020

What is Novichok, the nerve agent linked to the Alexei Navalny poisoning?
Invented by the Soviet Union, it acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor, blocking an enzyme the nervous system needs to function.

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Sep 16, 2020

New Japanese Cabinet retains most key ministers
New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, elected by parliament on Wednesday after pledging to pursue his predecessor Shinzo Abe's policies, has formed a 20-member Cabinet that retains many previous ministers

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Sep 16, 2020

Iraqi army: Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone; no casualties
Iraq's army says a Katyusha rocket has landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad

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Sep 16, 2020

Mexico's pirate ambulances profiteering in the pandemic
Many people have been profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico, with prices for oxygen cylinders, medicinal alcohol and face masks all skyrocketing

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Sep 16, 2020

Deadly, worst-in-a-century floods inundate Sudan
The White Nile and Blue Nile rivers are Sudan's lifeblood. Recent heavy rains, however, have transformed them into a force for calamity.

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Sep 16, 2020

Cambodia, China, challenge US over sanctions on Chinese firm
Cambodia and China are rejecting U.S. allegations that a Chinese state-owned company is guilty of human rights abuses and corruption in its acquisition of land in Cambodia

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Sep 16, 2020

César Garc?a, AP Colombia reporter, dies after illness at 61
César Garc?a, a reporter for The Associated Press who ventured across Colombia to tell the story of the nation's armed conflict, has died

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Sep 16, 2020

Barbados ready to dismiss Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state
"The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," the island nation's governor general said.

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Sep 16, 2020

Germany suspends dozens of police officers for neo-Nazi chat messages
The incident is the latest in a series of extreme-right scandals to hit German police and military.

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Sep 16, 2020

In Denmark, the forest is the new classroom
In response to the coronavirus, a growing number of schools have embraced outdoor learning.

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Sep 16, 2020

Japan's new cabinet looks a lot like its old (male-dominated) cabinet
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga campaigned on a promise of continuity and which apparently extended to the nearly all male lineup of the cabinet.

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Sep 16, 2020

Palestinian refugee agency warns of instability amid crisis
The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is experiencing a financial crisis that could force it to halt some services to an already impoverished population of more than 5 million people

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Sep 16, 2020

Warnings as Lebanon misses government formation deadline
Lebanese politicians have missed a 15-day deadline to form a crisis Cabinet and are deadlocked on which political faction gets to have the key finance ministry portfolio

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Sep 16, 2020

West African leaders urge civilian rule in Mali within days
West African leaders have emphasized that Mali's junta should nominate civilian transitional leaders within days to lead the nation toward elections

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Sep 16, 2020

UK to ration COVID-19 testing amid testing failures
The British government plans to ration coronavirus testing, giving priority to health workers and care home staff after widespread reports that people around the country were unable to schedule tests

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Sep 16, 2020

Seoul: N. Korea may conduct underwater-launched missile test
A South Korean military official says North Korea may soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year amid long-stalled nuclear talks with the United States

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Sep 16, 2020

Top EU official proposes new 2030 target to reduce emissions
The European Union's top official  has proposed a more ambitious target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Europe

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Sep 16, 2020

Madrid, Europe's pandemic hotspot, mulls targeted lockdowns
Authorities in Madrid say selective lockdowns will be introduced in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading faster to avoid bottlenecks in health services

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Sep 16, 2020

China's third aircraft carrier takes shape, with ambitions to challenge U.S. naval dominance
The new vessel could be launched into the water later this year and could be combat-ready by 2023.

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Sep 16, 2020

After Beirut blast, a young surgeon finds new sense of duty
The massive explosion at Beirut's port dealt yet another blow to Lebanon's health system

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Sep 16, 2020

Divers in SE Asia may have found US submarine lost in WWII
Divers have found what they believe is the wreck of a U.S. Navy submarine lost 77 years ago in Southeast Asia, providing a coda to a stirring but little-known tale from World War II

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Sep 16, 2020

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire during US ceremony
The Israeli military has struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire toward Israel the previous night that coincided with the signing of normalization agreements between Israel and two Arab countries at the White House

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Sep 16, 2020

The U.S.'s global standing plummets, while Americans yearn for a restoration
Two new polls show a decline in the country's global reputation and deep American support for a return to robust diplomacy.

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Sep 16, 2020

UN assembly chief: unilateralism will strengthen pandemic
The new president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic

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Sep 16, 2020

Voters see economy through political lens in polarized era
Appleton, Wisconsin, is a predominately white city of 75,000 people along Wisconsin's Fox River

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Sep 15, 2020

Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states: A ‘new' Mideast?
Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared would mark the "dawn of a new Middle East."

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Sep 15, 2020

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned Wednesday, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day

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Sep 15, 2020

Mexico identifies submerged wreck of Mayan slave ship
Archaeologists in Mexico say for the first time they have identified a ship that carried Maya indigenous people into virtual slavery in the 1850s

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Sep 15, 2020

Fear in Northern Ireland, as Boris Johnson threatens the E.U. over Brexit
Decisions made in London and Brussels could upend hard-won peace and prosperity on the island.

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Sep 15, 2020

US drops tax on Canada aluminum, heading off retaliation
The Trump administration says it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally and preempting Canada's plans to impose retaliatory sanctions

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Sep 15, 2020

UN welcomes Afghan talks with the Taliban, urges cease-fire
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming the start of negotiations between Afghan representatives and the Taliban

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Sep 15, 2020

Venezuela says captured American ‘mercenary' plotted to blow up power plants, oil refineries
Authorities said the U.S. citizen was caught with heavy weapons, a satellite phone and cash.

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Sep 15, 2020

UN demands all countries enforce UN arms embargo on Libya
The U.N. Security Council has adopted a resolution demanding that all countries enforce the widely violated U.N. arms embargo on Libya and withdraw all mercenaries from the North African nation

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Sep 15, 2020

Mali's former president Moussa Traore dies at 83
Mali's former president Moussa Traore, who ruled the West Africa nation for more than 22 years, has died at age 83, according to his son Idrissa Traore

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Sep 15, 2020

Israel signs deal establishing formal ties with two Arab states at the White House
The agreement, called the Abraham Accord, lays the ground for diplomatic, economic and other ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

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Sep 15, 2020

Mozambique blames extremist rebels for videos of atrocities
In response to widely circulated videos showing men in Mozambican army uniforms torturing and killing unarmed civilians, Interior Minister Amade Miquidade said the footage may have been filmed by Islamic extremist rebels trying to discredit government forces

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Sep 15, 2020

Myanmar opposition party seeks polls delay due to COVID-19
Myanmar's main opposition party, the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, has joined 23 other political parties in asking the state Union Election Commission to consider rescheduling the Nov. 8 general election due to an upsurge of coronavirus cases

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Sep 15, 2020

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
In the months since the outbreak of a new coronavirus was first reported in China late last year, millions of people have contracted it globally, with cases reported in nearly every country in the world.

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Sep 15, 2020

Lost humpback whale stuck in crocodile-infested river is safe — for now
Experts at Australia's largest national park continue to monitor the stray whale.

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Sep 15, 2020

Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence anniversary
Leona Vicario was a financier and intelligence gatherer for Mexico's independence struggle — a woman who broke gender barriers and publicly refuted an allegation that she made sacrifices for her country just to win the man she loved

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Sep 15, 2020

France fast-tracks citizenship for foreign virus fighters
France is to reward foreign health care-workers and other front-line personnel who distinguished themselves in the fight against COVID-19 by fast-tracking citizenship for those who want to become French

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Sep 15, 2020

Global views of U.S. plunge to new lows amid pandemic, poll finds
Data released by Pew Research Center on Tuesday suggests that the international reputation of the United States has dropped to a new low.

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Sep 15, 2020

Experts: Rainy season to further threaten Beirut heritage
Experts warn that restoring Beirut's damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds of millions of dollars

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Sep 15, 2020

The European Parliament doesn't want to spread the coronavirus by traveling to France. The French are furious.
The legislature usually splits time between Brussels and Strasbourg. France wants that to keep going, despite the pandemic.

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Sep 15, 2020

Trump to preside over signing ceremony between Israel and Arab states at the White House
The agreement, called the Abraham Accord, lays the ground for diplomatic, economic and other ties between Israel and United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

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Sep 15, 2020

UN warns of Yemen famine, no aid from Saudis, UAE, Kuwait
The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that "the specter of famine" has returned to Yemen

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Sep 15, 2020

Vietnam sentences 7 to jail for human smuggling in UK
A court in central Vietnam has sentenced seven people for smuggling a woman who later died in a truck together with 38 other people as they were being transported into Britain

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Sep 15, 2020

Shortage of COVID-19 testing hurts efforts to fight 2nd wave
A group that represents hospitals in England says a shortage of COVID-19 testing in the U.K. is jeopardizing efforts to restore medical services and prepare for a potential surge in coronavirus cases this winter

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Sep 15, 2020

UN experts decry continued abuse as Syria's war grinds on
U.N.-backed investigators have pointed to signs that Syria's government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country's nine-year conflict grinds on

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Sep 15, 2020

Diplomats: Roadside bombing targets British convoy in Iraq
The British Embassy says a roadside bomb has targeted British diplomatic vehicles in Baghdad

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Sep 15, 2020

Australia's coronavirus ‘dictator' enforces a drastic lockdown. He's still popular.
Melbourne restrictions imposed by Victorian state leader Daniel Andrews are among the most stringent pandemic prevention measures anywhere. People who don't work in an essential industry are only allowed to leave their houses for two hours a day and soldiers go door to door checking infected people are in isolation.

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Sep 15, 2020

Mexican farmers occupy dam to stop water payments to the United States
As López Obrador insists on paying Mexico's water debt under a 1944 treaty, farmers fear for their crops.

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Sep 15, 2020

India accuses China of violating pacts, militarizing border
India's defense minister is accusing China of violating past border agreements and increasing its military deployment along a disputed mountainous frontier in the Ladakh region

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Sep 15, 2020

Navalny shares photo from hospital, intends to return to Russia once recovered
"No other options were ever considered," Navalny's spokeswoman said.

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Sep 15, 2020

Indonesian patrol confronts Chinese ship in economic zone
An Indonesian patrol ship has confronted a Chinese coast guard vessel that spent almost three days in waters where Indonesia claims economic rights and are near the southernmost part of China's disputed South China Sea claims

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Sep 15, 2020

Hong Kong: No information on reported detentions in Taiwan
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says Taiwan has not disclosed information about the reported detentions of five Hong Kongers who may have attempted to flee there by boat to escape possible prosecution in Hong Kong under a new security law

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Sep 15, 2020

Zimbabwe government abuses critics, allege rights groups
Human rights groups warn that critics of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government are finding themselves thrown in jail and denied bail

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Sep 15, 2020

The mirage of Trump's ‘peace' deals
The two big deals trumpeted by the White House this month are not the victories for "peace" that President Trump claims they are.

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Sep 15, 2020

Peace deal or arms race? Proposed sale of F-35 jets to UAE prompts fears in Israel.
Even as Israelis welcome the breakthrough agreement, they worry about losing their military edge.

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Sep 14, 2020

Brazil's da Silva faces new charge of money laundering
Prosecutors in Brazil's sprawling Car Wash corruption investigation have charged former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with money laundering, less than a year after the country's top court ordered him freed from jail while he appealed his conviction in another case

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Sep 14, 2020

Damage reported as ‘Paulette' makes rare landfall in Bermuda
Hurricane Paulette knocked down trees and power lines across Bermuda as it made a rare landfall in the wealthy British territory and strengthened into a Category 2 storm while still over the island

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Sep 14, 2020

Terry Branstad, US ambassador to China, to leave next month
The U.S. ambassador to China will step down early next month, ending a three-year tenure marked by a trade war and increasingly bitter relations between the world's two largest economies

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Sep 14, 2020

U.S. blocks import of Chinese goods it says are made with forced labor
The move adds five new Chinese entities to an import blacklist the United States has used to combat what it says is China's widespread practice of forcing ethnic minorities to work under involuntary conditions.

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Sep 14, 2020

Venezuela says it has captured American ‘mercenary' plotting attacks
Authorities said Matthew Jhon Heath, who is accused of being part of a covert operation to blow up power plants and oil facilities, was caught with heavy weapons, a satellite phone and cash.

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Sep 14, 2020

Venezuela: captured US spy charged in alleged terrorist plot
Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a U.S. citizen arrested as a suspected spy has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service

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Sep 14, 2020

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Navalny's team scores in regional Russian elections — while in Berlin he gets out of bed
Alexei Navalny's candidates chipped away at the dominance of Vladimir Putin's party in regional elections.

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Sep 14, 2020

Peace deal or arms race? Proposed sale of F-35 jets to United Arab Emirates prompts fears in Israel.
Even as Israelis welcome the breakthrough agreement, they worry about losing their military edge.

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Sep 14, 2020

Humpback whale takes ‘wrong turn,' ends up in crocodile-infested river
It's the first time whales have been spotted in the East Alligator River in Kakadu National Park.

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Sep 14, 2020

US envoy lauds Pakistan's role in Afghan peace talks process
The U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan is in Pakistan to express his gratitude for Islamabad's role in helping launch the much-awaited negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan representatives

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Sep 14, 2020

Ugandan police nab man entering parliament with severed head
Ugandan police on Monday arrested a man attempting to enter the parliamentary building in the capital carrying the severed head of a child in a wrapped gift box

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Sep 14, 2020

Venezuela says captured US spy sought to sabotage power grid
Venezuela's chief prosecutor says an accused U.S. spy recently captured inside the Caribbean nation was plotting to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service

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Sep 14, 2020

Peace deal or arms race? Proposed sale of F-35 jets to UAE prompts fears in Israel
Even as Israelis welcome the breakthrough agreement, they worry about losing their military edge.

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Sep 14, 2020

Pakistan arrests suspect accused of raping woman on highway
Pakistani police say they've arrested an assailant in the gang rape of a woman on a deserted highway after another person was wrongfully detained in the case the previous day

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Sep 14, 2020

Navalny scores in regional vote — while in Berlin hospital he improves
Candidates affiliated with the poisoned Russian opposition leader chipped away at the dominance of Vladimir Putin.

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Sep 14, 2020

Report says Yemen's warring sides ‘severely restricting' aid
A new report says warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are "severely restricting" the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Sep 14, 2020

Humpback whale ends up in crocodile-infested Australian river
It's the first time whales have been spotted in the East Alligator River in Kakadu National Park.

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Sep 14, 2020

Around the world, health officials face death threats amid pandemic
A top Australian public health officer has become the latest in a string of health officials around the world to face death threats over their responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sep 14, 2020

US eyes building on Arab-Israel deals to end Gulf crisis
The Trump administration is hoping to capitalize on agreements to be signed this week between Israel, the United Arab Emirate and Bahrain by pressing for an end to a dispute that has roiled relations between the Gulf Arab countries

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Sep 14, 2020

US lawyer says Assange faces decades in prison if convicted
An American lawyer has told an extradition hearing for Julian Assange that the WikiLeaks founder faces decades in prison if he is convicted on spying charges in the United States

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Sep 14, 2020

‘Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court
A Rwandan court has charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda," with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group

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Sep 14, 2020

Putin, Lukashenko discuss ‘integration'
The cost of Russian support for the embattled Belarusian president could be the political and military merger the smaller country has been resisting for the past two decades.

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Sep 14, 2020

Iran summons German envoy over tweet on executed wrestler
Iran has summoned Germany's ambassador after his embassy in a tweet criticized the execution of a wrestler after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old man's life to be spared

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Sep 14, 2020

Japan's ruling party taps Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister
Suga is seen as an efficient and ruthless political operator who promises policy continuity but a different style from his predecessor.

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Sep 14, 2020

Putin, Lukashenko discuss ‘integration' as protests in Belarus continue
The cost of Russian support for Belarus could be binding the countries closer together.

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Sep 14, 2020

UN rights chief decries racism in US, keeps eye on Hong Kong
The U.N. human rights chief has appealed for "urgent and profound action to combat systemic racism" in the United States

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Sep 14, 2020

UN atomic watchdog: Hopeful of greater trust with Iran
The head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog agency has told board members he is hopeful Iran's decision to let inspectors in to two disputed sites could lead to greater trust with Tehran

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Sep 14, 2020

Australians hope to save whale from crocodile-infested river
Marine authorities are puzzling over how to persuade at least one wayward humpback whale to leave a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia and continue an annual migration to Antarctica

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Sep 14, 2020

Berlusconi's back: Ex-Premier leaves hospital after COVID
Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been released from the hospital after what he says was an "insidious" bout with COVID-19

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Sep 14, 2020

Chinese firm harvests social media posts, data of prominent Americans and military
The Zhenhua database purports to offer insights into foreign political, military and business figures, and details about countries' infrastructure.

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Sep 14, 2020

Hurricane Paulette makes rare landfall in Bermuda as Cat 1
Hurricane Paulette has made a rare landfall in Bermuda as a strong Category 1 storm just hours after the wealthy British territory shuttered schools, government agencies and air and sea ports

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Sep 14, 2020

In Japan, coronavirus discrimination proves almost as hard to eradicate as the disease
Health-care workers and their children have been shunned, and hospitals threatened.

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Sep 14, 2020

Hong Kongers who fled by sea are held without legal access in China, families say
After more than three weeks without any information on their condition, relatives of the 12 detained activists are growing desperate.

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