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Taliban Car Bomb Attack on Afghan Intel Office Kills 11

At least 11 security personnel were killed Monday in an attack claimed by the Taliban on a rural office of Afghanistan's intelligence agency, officials said.

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Top Trump Aide Warns of 'Strong Actions' on TikTok, Angering China

A top White House official said he expected President Trump to act firmly against the TikTok and WeChat social media apps, prompting an angry response from China on Monday.

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Moscow Says Turkey's Hagia Sophia Move an 'Internal Affair'

Russia said Monday that Turkey's decision to turn the iconic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque was the country's own business.

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China Hits Top U.S. Lawmakers, Envoy with Sanctions over Xinjiang

China on Monday slapped retaliatory sanctions on three senior Republican lawmakers and a U.S. envoy in a deepening row over Beijing's treatment of Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region.

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Two Killed in Azerbaijan-Armenia Border Clashes

Arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday traded accusations of launching a military offensive using artillery fire along their shared border, with Baku reporting two troops killed.

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Spain Holds First Regional Elections since Pandemic

The first regional elections in Spain since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic got under way on Sunday in the northern regions of Galicia and the Basque country, with voters wary of new spikes in infections.

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Khamenei Urges Fight against 'Tragic' Virus Resurgence

Iran's supreme leader Sunday called the resurgence of the novel coronavirus in the country "truly tragic" and urged all citizens to help stem what has been the region's deadliest outbreak.

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Britain Pledges £705 Million to Prepare post-Brexit Borders

Britain on Sunday pledged £705 million ($890 million, 788 million euros) to prepare its borders for cutting ties with the European Union on December 31, amid concern within government that it is not ready.

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Pope 'Very Distressed' over Turkey's Hagia Sophia Conversion to Mosque

Pope Francis said Sunday he was "very distressed" over Turkey's decision to convert the Byzantine-era monument Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.

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As Virus Rages in U.S., Trump Finally Wears a Mask

U.S. President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public for the first time Saturday, finally yielding to intense pressure to set a public health example as the coronavirus rampages across America.

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