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Britain Starts Hearing US Case for Extraditing Assange

Britain on Monday began hearing Washington's extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in a test case of media freedoms in the digital age and the limits of US justice.

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Human Rights under Assault Worldwide, Says UN Chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide". 

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Virus-Hit China Postpones Parliament for First Time in Decades

China decided Monday to postpone its annual parliament session for the first time since the Cultural Revolution, as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mega Rally as Trump Begins First Official India Visit

US President Donald Trump arrived in India on Monday for a lightning visit featuring a huge rally at the world's biggest cricket stadium and other high-profile photo opportunities, but likely short on concrete achievements.

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Trump Says He Would Sign a Peace Deal with the Taliban

U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan.

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Mobile Phone Services Restored as Afghan Truce Holds

Mobile phone services were restored across swathes of Taliban-contested areas of Afghanistan over the weekend as a partial truce with the militants held for a second day.

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Iran Voter Turnout Dips below 50% in a First since 1979

Iran's interior ministry said voter turnout in recent parliamentary elections stood at 42.57%, the first time it dipped below the 50% mark since the country's 1979 revolution that ushered in a Shiite theocratic establishment to power.

The lower turnout is widely seen as a measure of how Iranians view the country's government, with low turnout a signal of possible widespread dissatisfaction with Iran's clerical rulers and the system they preside over.

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Quake in Iran Kills Nine in Neighboring Turkey

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northwestern Iran on Sunday killed at least nine people in neighboring Turkey and injured dozens more on both sides of the border, authorities said.

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Iran Accuses 'Enemies' of Using Virus to Sabotage Vote

Iran's supreme leader accused foreign media of trying to use a deadly coronavirus outbreak to sabotage a general election, as authorities scrambled on Sunday to contain the disease.

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S.Sudan Rebel Leader Machar Sworn in as Vice President

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as first vice president on Saturday, formally rejoining the government in the latest bid to bring peace to a nation ravaged by six years of war.

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