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'Be Yourself' ex-British PM May Advises Women in Politics

"Be yourself" is the advice former British prime minister Theresa May gave to the Global Women's Forum in Dubai on Monday, explaining how she had risen to the top job despite refusing to conform to masculine traditions in politics.

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Iran Says Citizen Held in Germany at U.S. Request Freed

An Iranian man arrested in Germany on suspicion of violating U.S. sanctions returned home Monday after being released, the foreign ministry said.

Ahmad Khalili had been detained "on the pretext of violating the illegal and cruel sanctions of the United States", ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.

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Norway Mosque Shooter Charged with Murder, Terrorism

A 22-year-old Norwegian man accused of killing his step-sister before opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in August was charged with murder and terrorism on Monday, prosecutors said.

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Pakistan No Longer a Militant Safe Haven, Says PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Monday that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the Afghan peace process.

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Taliban Kill Five Afghan Soldiers despite Violence Reduction Hopes

At least five Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their base in northern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, as the country waits for an expected "reduction in violence" before a US-Taliban deal.

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'No Way!': Disgruntled Iranians Say They'll Boycott Poll

Many Iranians, battered by economic sanctions, political turmoil and the lingering threat of military conflict, say they are in no mood to vote in general elections this week.

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Trudeau Cancels Diplomatic Trip over Canada Gas Pipeline Protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau canceled an official visit to the Caribbean at the last minute due to indigenous protests that have paralyzed railways in eastern Canada for more than a week, his office said Sunday.

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Kim Jong Un in First Appearance in Weeks as Coronavirus Rages Next Door

North Korea's Kim Jong Un marked the birth anniversary of the country's former leader Sunday, in his first reported public appearance in over three weeks as a deadly coronavirus rages in neighboring China.

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Russian Artist, Partner Held over Sex Tape that Sank Macron Ally

French police held a Russian activist and his girlfriend for questioning on Sunday over a sex tape released online that brought down President Emmanuel Macron's favored candidate for Paris mayor.

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Knife Attacker Injures Two in Moscow Church

An attacker injured two people in a Moscow Orthodox church with a knife on Sunday before being arrested, police said, adding they were not treating the incident as terrorism.

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