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Turkey Releases Leading Pro-Kurdish Politician

Turkey on Tuesday released the former co-leader of the country's main pro-Kurdish party, the group said, after she was detained over her opposition to Ankara's offensive in northern Syria.

Police arrested Serpil Kemalbay of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Ankara on February 13, two days after she handed over her job to a successor.

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Trudeau Tours India amid Quips PM Being Given 'Cold Shoulder'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met India's corporate titans on Tuesday as he pursued a tour of the country marred by reports he has been snubbed by political leaders.

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Regional Legislators Rebuke Maldives over Political Crisis

South Asian legislators expressed concern Tuesday about the political crisis in the Maldives as President Abdulla Yameen sought to extend a draconian state of emergency in the honeymoon islands.

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5 Officers Killed in Overnight Sufi Protests in Iran

Iranian police said Tuesday the number of security officers killed in overnight protests by a Sufi sect had risen to five, with around 300 people arrested.

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Iran Criticizes Sweden for Citizenship Given to Death Row 'Spy'

Iran has formally criticized Sweden over its decision to grant nationality to an Iranian professor sentenced to death on spying charges, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. 

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Iran Teams Find Wreckage of Plane in Zagros Mountains

Iranian search teams found the wreckage on Tuesday of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board, a spokesman said. 

Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared from radar as it flew over the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran. 

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US Fighter Jet Drops Fuel Tanks in Japan Accident

Japan's defence ministry demanded explanations Tuesday from the US military after a fighter jet experiencing an engine fire dropped two fuel tanks into a lake in the country's north.

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Oxfam Apologizes to Haiti Government over Sex Scandal

Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

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Macron's Migrant Law Faces Rough Ride in Parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron faces a difficult week as lawmakers weigh up a controversial bill that toughens France's stance on migrants, with even some of his own party reluctant to back it.

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Accused Florida Shooter Appears in Court

The former student accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school appeared in court Monday for a procedural hearing, his first public appearance since he was held without bond on charges of premeditated murder.

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