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Three Iran Guards Killed in Clash near Iraq Border

Three Iranian border guards were killed in a clash with "armed insurgents" in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan on Friday, ISNA news agency reported.

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Love at First Sight: Pandemic Accelerates Courtship, Wedding

"You can take off your mask and kiss the bride," the priest said, as a septuagenarian US couple who spent the pandemic lockdown together after a single date married on Thursday.

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Twitter Flags Trump Tweet on Minneapolis as 'Glorifying Violence'

Twitter on Friday flagged a post by US President Donald Trump on the unrest in Minneapolis as 'glorifying violence', saying the tweet violated its rules but would not be removed.

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Ethiopian Forces 'Execute Dozens' in Anti-Rebel Campaign, Says Amnesty

Ethiopian soldiers and police officers allegedly carried out dozens of extrajudicial executions last year in a crackdown on a rebel group active in the country's restive Oromia region, Amnesty International said in a report Friday. 

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U.S. Records 1,297 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours

The United States recorded 1,297 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, bringing its total to 101,573 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

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Record Number of Virus Cases, 1,000 Dead in 24 Hours in Brazil

Brazil registered a new record in COVID-19 cases and more than 1,000 dead in a 24 hour period, according to official figures out Thursday.

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China Faces Mounting Pressure over Hong Kong Security Law

China faced growing international pressure Friday over its move to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city's autonomy, with the United States and Britain placing the issue before the UN Security Council.

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South Korea Limits School Numbers over Virus Spike

South Korea on Friday imposed limits on the number of pupils going to schools in and around Seoul as officials scramble to tackle fresh coronavirus cases that threaten the country's success in containing the epidemic.

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France to Reopen Cafes, End Domestic Travel Limit

France on Thursday announced the long-awaited nationwide reopening of bars, restaurants and cafes from June 2, albeit with restrictions, and lifted limitations on domestic travel in time for the summer holidays.

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PM Johnson Charts Britain's Path Out of Lockdown

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday some English schools and shops would reopen from next week as he tried to end a scandal over what police said appeared to be a "minor" lockdown breach by his closest adviser.

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