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  • Mississippi state legislature late Sunday passed a bill to remove Confederate symbol from the state flag in historic vote. The state lawmakers have been weighing a change to their flag amid violent anti-racism protests across the country following the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd by a ...

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  • British police are dealing with a serious “incident” in Reading, England, following unconfirmed reports of multiple stabbings in the city center after a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday. "We are aware of reports of an incident in Forbury Gardens, Reading. Officers are on the scene ...

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  • The US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies (TOS) is "a regrettable step, fitting into Washington's line of destroying agreements on arms control", the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. In a statement, published on its official website, the ministry rejected the US allegations ...

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  • Health authorities in several Arab countries confirmed more cases and deaths Friday from the novel coronavirus as the Middle East struggles to contain its spread.  Egyptian officials said the death toll from the virus rose to 503 after 21 patients died. The number of cases there has risen to ...

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  • The Libyan military on Monday conducted strikes on seven oil tankers belonging to militias loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar.  The tankers were hit in an airstrike in the Al Qaryat region, 400 kilometers (248 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, according to a statement by the press ...

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  • The Google News Initiative (GNI) has launched a relief fund to help newsrooms deal with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative, which works with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age, said local newsrooms were a vital resource for keeping people and ...

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  • Anyone who comes near U.S. President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will be subjected to testing for the novel coronavirus, the White House reportedly announced Friday. "As the Physician to the President and White House Operations continue to protect the health and safety of the ...

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  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is ready to mobilize $1 trillion in lending capacity to help member countries fight the coronavirus outbreak, the fund's chief said on Monday.  The IMF firstly can deploy an emergency response toolkit to help countries with urgent balance of payment needs, ...

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  • After having enjoyed a wide range of Turkish dramas, Pakistani audiences have now been entranced by Turkish cinema in the country's theaters.  Almost 45 movie theaters screened the first Turkish film Miracle in Cell no. 7 which has been released on Friday (today) under the banner of HKC ...

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  • An Iranian lawmaker has died of the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Saturday. Fatemeh Rahbar, a member of the Islamic Coalition Party, had been in intensive care since Thursday, according to the semiofficial Tesnim Agency. Iranian authorities have confirmed 4,747 cases across the country ...

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  • Iran's foreign minister on Monday condemned the “organized violence” against Muslims in India. “Iran condemns the wave of organized violence against Indian Muslims,” Javad Zarif said in a Twitter post. “For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian ...

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  • Wall Street continued its sell-off for a second straight day Tuesday over fears of the spread of the new coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed over 3%, or nearly 880 points, at the close with the S&P 500 down more than 2.9% and the Nasdaq taking a hit ...

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  • Afghanistan on Monday confirmed the first case of coronavirus. Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz told a news conference in the capital Kabul that an emergency has been declared in the Herat province bordering Iran. The victim is in stable condition and being kept in isolation, he added. “We ...

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  • Russian and Turkish delegations discussed the tense situation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib in Moscow on Monday. The talks will also continue on Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement following the talks, stressing the necessity to rapidly reduce ...

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  • Protests swept throughout Mexico over the weekend as women took to the streets to denounce the gruesome killing of a young woman.  Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was found dead earlier last week. Her partner allegedly killed her, skinned her, and removed some of her organs. Several local media outlets ...

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  • The death toll in China from the coronavirus outbreak rose to 1,666, the country’s National Health Commission said Sunday. Authorities said 68,500 confirmed cases have been reported, while in the last 24 hours, 142 people have died and almost 2,009 new cases have been detected. The number of ...

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  • An Israeli court on Monday sentenced Palestinian resistance icon Sheikh Raed Salah to 28 months in prison. Salah has already served 11 months in prison. Dozens of Palestinians organized a stand in solidarity with Salah before the Israeli court in northern city of Haifa issued the sentence. In an ...

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  • A ship with 3,700 passenger, 251 Canadian, was quarantined off the coast of Japan, it was reported on Wednesday. So far, 273 have been tested for coronavirus because they showed symptoms of the infection, which includes a cough and a fever, and 10 tested positive.  The confirmed cases have ...

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  • The European Union’s foreign policy chief slammed the U.S.’s so-called Middle East peace plan Sunday during a visit to Jordan's capital.  “The U.S. plan challenges many of the internationally agreed parameters: the 1967 border, as agreed by both parties, with a state of ...

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  • Tottenham defeated Manchester City 2-0 as Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn scored on his debut. The Youngster Bergwijn broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute to volley the ball into the net for Tottenham. In the 71st minute at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Lilywhites doubled the gap with South Korean ...

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  • Protesters in Kunduz province took to the streets Friday against the killing of at least seven civilians in an alleged U.S. air strike. Carrying the bodies, protesters claimed the seven civilians, including two women and a child, were killed Thursday in the Dasht-e-Archi district as they were ...

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  • Following two days of silence and reported investigation, the Pentagon has confirmed that two U.S. airmen were killed in an Air Force plane crash Monday in Afghanistan. "The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel," it said in ...

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  • Turkey will not leave Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj alone, and it is “determined to provide as much support as it can,” the Turkish president said Friday. Speaking in a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “We ...

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced his agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron to "launch a strategic dialogue between the two countries." "I just finished a very interesting and fruitful meeting with my friend French President Emmanuel Macron," Netanyahu said ...

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  • Mexico flew at least 2019 migrants back to Honduras on Tuesday, according to the country's National Institute of Migration.  The migrants were part of a caravan bound for the U.S. that arrived at the southern border of Mexico over the weekend. Most of them are from Honduras.  The ...

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  • President Vladimir Putin annouced on Tuesday the country's new government.  Newly appointe Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will have nine deputies, instead of 10 that his predecessor had.  Defense Deputy Yury Borisov and Social Affairs deputy Tatyana Golikova retained their posts. The ...

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  • World No.2 in men's singles, Novak Djokovic eliminated his German opponent Jan-Lennard Struff with 3-1. In men's singles, Djokovic won the sets of 7-6, 6-2, 2-6 and 6-1 against Struff, reaching second round in Melbourne. In another men's singles match, World No.6, Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas ...

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  • Turkish Red Crescent donated new beds, heaters, and stationery to an orphanage in Pakistan, representatives said Monday. The items were distributed to destitute girls living in Kashana in the northern city of Rawalpindi by the charity's official Enes Yasin. Yasmin Naz, director of the orphanage, ...

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  • Russia on Monday welcomed the outcome of the Berlin Conference on Libya held on Sunday. “An important step towards a peace process was made, which enables to continue the work on the Libyan settlement under the UN auspices,” Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow. "We ...

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  • As Libya peace is set to be discussed second time in a week, Turkish president said Saturday Turkey is key to peace in the war-weary country.  Ahead of Sunday’s Berlin conference on Libya, Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Politico, a policy news organization, that “it would be a mistake ...

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