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Norway Mosque Suspect Rejects Murder Allegation

A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and opening fire at a mosque near Oslo rejects allegations of murder and attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday.

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China Slams Hong Kong Protest Violence as 'Terrorism'

China on Monday slammed violent protesters in Hong Kong who had thrown petrol bombs at police officers and linked them to "terrorism", as Beijing ramps up its rhetoric against pro-democracy demonstrations in the financial hub.

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Outcry as Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead in Jail, FBI Investigates

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, awaiting trial on charges he trafficked underage girls for sex, was found dead in jail Saturday of an apparent suicide, triggering outcry over how the high-profile detainee could die in custody.

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Pakistan PM Says World Inaction on Kashmir Like Appeasing Hitler

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asked Sunday if the international community would stand by as Indian Hindu nationalism spread into Muslim-majority Kashmir, saying it was the same as appeasing Hitler.

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'We're Still Here': Hong Kong Protesters Return to Streets

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday for the 10th weekend in a row, once again defying police after a night of "hit-and-run" rallies across the city.

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Muted Celebrations for Sudan's First Post-Bashir Eid

As Muslims in Khartoum marked their first Eid al-Adha feast without Omar al-Bashir as a ruler in three decades, the mood was upbeat Sunday but the menu stayed frugal.

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Norway Mosque Shooting 'Attempted Act of Terror'

The shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an "attempted act of terror", Norwegian police said Sunday, with the suspect appearing to harbor far-right, anti-immigrant views.

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Iran Unveils 'Overhauled' Air Defence System

Iran unveiled a new air defence system on Saturday it says is capable of detecting missiles and drones at a range of 400 kilometres (250 miles), ISNA news agency reported.

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Hong Kong Protesters Keep Up Pressure with Fresh Rallies

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists kept up the pressure on authorities on Saturday with a colourful "family rally" and a march staged despite police objections, as protests enter a third month.

The fresh demonstrations came after the financial hub's chief executive ruled out concessions, and as Beijing and Washington stepped up a war of words over a US diplomat's meeting with Hong Kong activists.

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Tanzania Fuel Tanker Blast Kills 57

Fifty-seven people perished in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning on a road west of the country's economic capital Dar es Salaam, police said.

The disaster took place near the town of Morogoro, with police saying the blast may have been sparked by a cigarette as people rushed to collect leaking fuel from the stricken truck.

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