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Iran Vows to Punish 'Mercenaries' behind Street Violence

Iran will severely punish "mercenaries" arrested over a wave of street violence that erupted after a sharp hike in fuel prices, a Revolutionary Guards commander warned Sunday.

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In Hiroshima, Pope Condemns 'Crime' of Nuclear Weapons

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of nuclear weapons as "a crime," as he brought his call for an end to atomic weapons to the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

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U.S. Urges Social Media Platforms to Block Iran Officials

The U.S. State Department on Saturday called on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to suspend the accounts of Iranian government leaders until Tehran re-establishes internet coverage throughout the riot-torn country.  

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Hong Kongers Vote in Record Numbers as Democracy Camp Seeks to Send Message

Hong Kong's voters turned out in record numbers Sunday for local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will add pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands after months of violent protest.

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US Troop Presence in Japan a Concern, Says Lavrov

The presence of US soldiers on Japanese soil is hindering closer ties between Tokyo and Russia and remains of concern to Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

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Internet Outage Forces Iranians to Resort to Old Ways

Iranians struggled to adjust to life offline for almost a week and were forced to resort to old ways due to a near-total internet blackout imposed amid violent protests.

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Trump, Republicans Give Voice to Ukraine Conspiracy Theories

They have been viewed as bogus for months, but President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters are giving unprecedented publicity to conspiracy theories as they fight Democratic Party attempts to impeach him.

Analysts say the repetition of debunked claims could have damaging long-term consequences for American democracy, particularly since Democrat supporters are not immune from peddling conspiracy theories of their own.

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Bolivia Accuses Ex-President Morales of 'Terrorism'

Bolivia's caretaker government on Friday filed a complaint accusing Evo Morales of "sedition and terrorism" after the ex-president allegedly called on supporters to maintain blockades in the crisis-hit country.

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Putin to Address Russia's Crisis-Hit Ruling Party

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is set Saturday to address a United Russia convention as the ruling party struggles to overcome a crisis amid the public's growing desire for change.

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Former Trump Advisor Accuses White House of Blocking Twitter Access

Former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton said the White House denied him access to his Twitter account after his dismissal in early September, in a series of tweets that signal his return to the social media site.

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