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Iran to Unblock Internet once 'Abuse' Stops, Says Government

The Iranian government said Tuesday it will unblock the internet only when authorities are sure it will not be abused during violent demonstrations against a petrol price hike.

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Three Iran Security Personnel Killed by 'Rioters', Reports Say

Three members of the Iranian security forces have been stabbed to death by "rioters" near Tehran, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported late Monday.

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Iran Downplays, Demonizes Protests amid Internet Shutdown

Iran on Monday alternatively downplayed and demonized ongoing protests across the country that have killed at least five people and renewed pressure on the government as the country struggles under the weight of U.S. economic sanctions.

The full scale of the protests, which began shortly after a 50% increase in gas prices took effect early Friday, was unknown after Tehran shut down the internet over the weekend, blocking Iranians from sharing videos and information with the outside world. Before the shutdown late Saturday, some of the protest videos circulating online included sound of gunfire and appeared to show gravely wounded people.

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U.S. Ends Sanction Waivers for Iran's Fordow Nuclear Plant

The United States announced Monday it will lift sanctions waivers on Iran's Fordow nuclear plant, citing the resumption of enrichment activities at the site.

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Three Dead in Oklahoma Walmart Shooting, including Gunman

Three people were killed in a shooting early Monday outside a Walmart store in Oklahoma, including the assailant, police said -- the latest in a string of deadly gun attacks at the popular supermarket chain.

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Ukraine ex-Leader Named Witness in Power Abuse Probe

Ukraine's former leader Petro Poroshenko has been designated a witness in a criminal investigation related to the nomination of judges, the state investigation bureau said on Monday.

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Observers Slam Belarus Polls for Flouting Democratic Norms

Parliamentary polls in Belarus did not show respect for democracy, international observers said Monday, after the opposition to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko failed to win a single seat.

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Trump Says Will 'Strongly Consider' Testifying in Impeachment Probe

President Donald Trump on Monday said he is "strongly" considering answering a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation.

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Iran 'Calmer' despite More 'Riots' over Oil Price Hikes

Iran said it still faced riots even though the situation was "calmer" Monday after days of violent protests sparked by a shock decision to hike petrol prices in the sanctions-hit country.

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Russia Says Has Handed Ships Back to Ukraine ahead of Summit

Russia said Monday it had handed over three navy ships it seized a year ago from Ukraine, in the latest move to ease tensions between the two countries ahead of a crucial summit.

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