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UN Expert: Executions in Iran among the World's Highest

The U.N. expert on human rights in Iran says last year saw increasing restrictions on the right to freedom of expression and continuing violations of the right to life, liberty and a fair trial in the Islamic Republic, including 253 reported executions of adults and children.

Javaid Rehman said in a report to the General Assembly circulated Friday that while the number of executions was the lowest since 2007, "the number of executions remains one of the highest in the world."

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Sudanese Celebrate Transition to Civilian Rule

Sudan was poised Saturday to celebrate a historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule, which many hope will bring increased freedom and prosperity.

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Trump Urges India-Pakistan Talks on Kashmir in Call with PM Khan

U.S. President Donald Trump talked by phone Friday with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and urged that Pakistan engage with India to defuse tensions in the flashpoint region of Kashmir, the White House said.

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Greenland Cold-Shoulders Trump's Buyer's Interest

Greenland is not for sale, local authorities said Friday, after a newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump is looking into whether it might be possible for the United States to buy the mineral-rich Arctic island. 

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Two Women File New $100 Million Lawsuit against Epstein Estate

Two more women have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, accusing the tycoon of having sexually abused them 15 years ago.

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Widower of U.S. Shooting Victim Invites Whole Town to Funeral

A large crowd of mourners was expected to attend the funeral late Friday of a woman whose death in the El Paso mass shooting left her husband with no other family.

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17 Chinese, Ukrainian Seamen Kidnapped Off Cameroon

Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted on Thursday when two merchant vessels came under attack in Cameroonian waters, sources said Friday.

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Indonesian Leader Pledges to Move Capital City, Boost Economy

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Friday he would press on with plans to move the nation's capital and roll out measures to kickstart Southeast Asia's biggest economy as it feels the sting of slowing global growth.

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India Slams International Interference in Kashmir after Clashes

Hundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police Friday as New Delhi seethed at a rare U.N. Security Council meeting about the disputed Muslim-majority region -- the first in nearly 50 years.

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Does North Korea's Kim Get Trump Tweet Alerts?

How people stay informed in the Hermit State of North Korea is always a question, and U.S. President Donald Trump may have answered it Thursday: by Twitter alerts.

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