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Why Muslims Celebrate Eid Twice a Year: 6 Questions Answered

Ken Chitwood University of Florida

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Sudan Protesters to Meet Ethiopian Mediator

Sudanese protest leaders were to hold talks later Saturday with an Ethiopian envoy who has been mediating with the ruling generals and drafted a compromise blueprint for a political transition.

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Southeast Asian Leaders Throw Weight behind China-Led Trade P

Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world's largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for their export-led economies.

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Nine Killed in Hawaii Twin-Engine Plane Crash

A light aircraft crashed in northern Hawaii killing nine passengers Friday, authorities said.

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Juventus Seeking Ajax Star De Light, Says Report

Italian powerhouses Juventus are on the hunt for star Dutch defender and Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt and are reportedly prepared to pay more than 70 million euros, according to De Telegraaf newspaper Saturday.

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Iran Warns US Attack Would Have Regional Consequences

Iran warned the United States on Saturday that any aggression against the Islamic republic would have serious consequences for US interests across the Middle East.

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Venezuela Should Release Jailed Opponents, Says UN Rights Chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the crisis-wracked country faced a "serious" humanitarian situation.

Her comments came at the end of a three-day visit to the country on the invitation of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, who has faced allegations of cracking down on political opponents amid rampant hyperinflation and shortages of basic goods.

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Philippines Agree to Joint China Probe over Boat Sinking

China and the Philippines agreed to conduct a joint inquiry over the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in disputed waters, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said Saturday.

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Three Dead in Central Paris Fire

Three people died and another was seriously injured in a fire that broke out in a building in central Paris in the early hours of Saturday, fire services said. 

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North Korea Reminds China of Colonial History to Strengthen Ties

Pyongyang's relationship with Beijing is "invincible" because the countries both endured Japanese rule, North Korea said Saturday, the day after the Chinese President's highly symbolic visit ended.

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