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UK Demands China Grant U.N. Access to Xinjiang over Abuses

Britain's government on Sunday pressed China to allow U.N. rights inspectors to visit Xinjiang after raising anew allegations of "appalling" human rights abuses against the Uighur minority people.

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Nigeria Army Retakes Military Base from Jihadists

Nigerian troops regained control of a military base in the northeast hours after it was seized by jihadists, sources told AFP on Sunday.

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UK Vows to Leave 'No Stone Unturned' to Free Zaghari-Ratcliffe

The UK said on Sunday it had intensified efforts to secure the release from Tehran of detained British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after her family said her detention could end in seven weeks. 

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U.N. Troops Recapture C. African City from Rebels

U.N. peacekeeping troops said they have retaken control of a city in the Central African Republic captured two weeks ago by armed groups waging an offensive against the government of President Faustin Archange Touadera.

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Swiss Text Sleuths Unpick Mystery of QAnon Origins

The mysterious "Q" behind the QAnon conspiracy movement, which was instrumental in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, is in fact two people, according to Swiss experts.

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Death Toll in Sudan Darfur Clashes Rises to 48

Ongoing tribal clashes in Sudan's restive Darfur have killed at least 48 people in the latest bout of violence to hit the region, state media reported Sunday. 

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Rescuers Detect Signs of Life from 22 Trapped Chinese Miners

Rescuers detected signs of life Sunday from 22 gold miners trapped underground in east China, a week after the workers were cut off by an explosion, state media reported.

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Gunmen Assassinate Two Afghan Women Judges in Kabul Ambush

Gunmen shot dead two Afghan women judges working for the Supreme Court in an ambush in the country's capital Sunday, officials said, an attack the top U.S. envoy in Kabul blamed on the Taliban.

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Torrential Rains Hamper Hunt for Indonesia Quake Survivors

Torrential monsoon rains hampered the hunt Sunday for anyone still buried alive under buildings flattened by a powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, after the huge tremor killed at least 73 and left thousands homeless.

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Iranian Guard Holds Anti-warship Ballistic Missile Drill

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic.

Footage showed two missiles smash into a target that Iranian state television described as "hypothetical hostile enemy ships" at a distance of 1,800 kilometers (1,120 miles). The report did not specify the type of missiles used.

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