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Toll from E. Guinea Blasts Rises to 98 Dead, 615 Wounded

The toll from accidental explosions that rocked a military camp in Equatorial Guinea and the surrounding area rose sharply on Monday to 98 dead and 615 wounded, the vice president said.

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U.N. Says Myanmar Protesters 'Barricaded' in by Security Forces

Hundreds of peaceful anti-coup protesters were "barricaded" by Myanmar security forces in apartment buildings in Yangon on Monday, the U.N. secretary-general said, calling for their release "without violence or arrests."

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Senegal Opposition Leader Charged with Rape, Freed from Detention

A Senegalese judge charged opposition leader Ousmane Sonko with rape and freed him from detention pending an investigation on Monday, after his arrest last week sparked the West African state's worst unrest in years. 

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Myanmar Protesters Gather after General Strike Call

Anti-coup protesters gathered across Myanmar on Monday, answering a trade union call for a general strike following a weekend of night raids and arrests.

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UK Calls on Iran to Release Dual National after Sentence Ends

The UK government on Sunday called for the immediate release of a British-Iranian woman after her five-year sentence for sedition ended in Iran, as a new court summons caused further uncertainty about her fate.

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Schoolboy among Five Dead in Senegal Unrest

A schoolboy was killed during violent protests in Senegal at the weekend, officials said, bringing the death toll from days of violence in the West African state to five.

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Rouhani Urges Europe to Avoid 'Threats or Pressure'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Sunday urged Europe to avoid "threats or pressure" in any negotiations with Tehran, as he received Ireland's foreign minister amid diplomatic efforts to revive a landmark nuclear deal.

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Anti-coup Protests Continue in Myanmar as UN Urged to Hear 'Pleas'

Anti-coup demonstrators returned to the streets of Myanmar Saturday, a day after a United Nations envoy urged the Security Council to hear the nation's "desperate pleas" and take swift action to restore democracy.

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Paraguay Protests Erupt over Government Handling of Covid-19

Protestors angry over the Paraguay government's handling of the coronavirus crisis clashed with police late Friday, with shops ransacked and cars set on fire.

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U.N. Condemns Iran Deadly Shootings on Border

The United Nations on Friday condemned Iran's deadly use of force against unarmed fuel couriers and Baluch minority protesters, calling for full investigations into the deaths of all those killed.

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