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Beirut Blast 'Collapsed World' of Berlin Film Fest Contenders

The Berlin film festival kicked off online Monday with a premiere from a Lebanese couple who had to overcome both Beirut's devastating port blast and the pandemic to bring their movie to the screen.

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Mustaqbal Delegation Visits Rahi in Bkirki

After his calls for a UN-sponsored international conference for Lebanon, Maronite Patriarch Beshara el-Rahi received a delegation from al-Mustaqbal Movement in Bkirki, the National News Agency reported.

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Algeria Riots after Activist Jailed

Unrest broke out late Sunday in a southern Algerian town after a blogger and activist was handed a seven-year jail sentence for condoning acts of terrorism, a news website reported.

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Netanyahu Blames Iran for Ship Attack, Tehran Denies Charge

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of a recent attack on an Israeli-owned ship, noting his country was regularly "striking" its arch-foe in comments that followed an overnight raid on Syria.

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Khashoggi Fiancee Calls for Punishing Saudi Crown Prince

The Turkish fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Monday that Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman should be "punished without delay" over his murder.

"It is essential that the Crown Prince, who ordered the brutal murder of a blameless and innocent person, should be punished without delay," Hatice Cengiz said in a statement posted on her official Twitter account.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi Hit with Two New Criminal Charges

Ousted Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with two new criminal charges when she appeared in court via video link on Monday, a month after a military coup triggered relentless and massive protests.

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Asia Markets Stage Rebound after Last Week's Rout

Equities rose in Asia on Monday as investors took a breather following last week's heavy selling, with a drop in US Treasury yields giving markets some much-needed stability, while the passage of Joe Biden's stimulus through the House provided some cheer.

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Syria Intercepts Israeli Missiles over Damascus

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over Damascus on Sunday, Syrian state news agency SANA said.

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Complex Culture Clash as Venezuelan Migrants Flood into Chile

Anyier sits at the side of the road gasping for breath as the beating sun and 3,700-meter (12,000-foot) altitude take their toll.

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Trump Endorses Rival to Republican who Voted to Impeach

Former U.S. president Donald Trump has signaled he will seek revenge on fellow Republicans who voted to impeach him last month, and he followed through Friday, endorsing an ex-aide against an Ohio congressman.

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