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One killed as protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices Demonstrations erupt after authorities announce surprise decision to ration petrol and raise prices by 50 percent.

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One killed as protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices Demonstrations erupt after authorities announce surprise decision to ration petrol and raise prices by 50 percent.

People protest against a hike in petrol prices on a highway in Tehran [WANA via Reuters] One person has been killed in the Iranian city of Sirjan during overnight protests against a decision by authorities to ration and increase the price of petrol by at least 50 percent as part of efforts to offset the effect […]

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North Korean leader watches air show, calls for readiness to fight enemies

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North Korean leader watches air show, calls for readiness to fight enemies

  North Korea’s Korea Central News Agency said Saturday the state leader Kim Jong-un watched the state military’s air show at Wonsan Kalma Airport. In this photo, Kim, sitting, is with the pilots who participated in the event. Yonhap  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended a military air show and called on pilots to be […]

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Blamed for Beersheba rocket fire, Hamas says Israel ‘won’t choose timing’ of ops Terror group warns Jewish state will bear consequences of ‘ongoing aggression’; leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad said to speak before projectiles fired towards the southern city

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Blamed for Beersheba rocket fire, Hamas says Israel ‘won’t choose timing’ of ops Terror group warns Jewish state will bear consequences of ‘ongoing aggression’; leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad said to speak before projectiles fired towards the southern city

Rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel on November 13, 2019. (Anas Baba/AFP) After two rockets believed by Israel to have been launched by Hamas were fired toward Beersheba overnight, a spokesperson for the terror group said Saturday that Israel “will not be allowed to choose the time and place of [military] campaigns.” […]

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Korean, Chinese students clash over Hong Kong protests

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Korean, Chinese students clash over Hong Kong protests

Korean students from Korea University argue with Chinese students on the university campus in Seoul, Tuesday, as the latter try to remove banners showing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. / Korea Times photo by Kim Young-hoon Tensions are escalating on university campuses here between Korean students supporting the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong […]

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Turkey detains wanted al-Qaida terrorist in Istanbul

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Turkey detains wanted al-Qaida terrorist in Istanbul

IHA Photo Turkish police detained a wanted al-Qaida terrorist in an operation in Istanbul, reports said Thursday. Police launched an investigation upon receiving intelligence that the terrorist identified as Mevlüt Cüşkün illegally entered Turkey after participating in terrorist activities in Syria. The terrorist was detained in a raid conducted in Istanbul’s Başakşehir district, reports said. […]

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Worsening levels of violence in Hong Kong protests has supporters questioning radical actions – but government still blamed for trouble

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Worsening levels of violence in Hong Kong protests has supporters questioning radical actions – but government still blamed for trouble

Tolerance of neutrals is disappearing while government supporters find the situation increasingly unacceptable Protesters have escalated their actions, blocking thoroughfares across the city, disrupting train services and engaging in intense clashes with police Protesters set tollbooths at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel on fire. Photo: Felix Wong  The worsening violence in Hong Kong is causing many who […]

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Trump gives Turkish president a warm welcome despite lawmakers’ dissent Declaring himself a “big fan” of the autocratic Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump looks past the Syria invasion and the killing of Kurds.

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Trump gives Turkish president a warm welcome despite lawmakers’ dissent Declaring himself a “big fan” of the autocratic Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump looks past the Syria invasion and the killing of Kurds.

Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria last month was said to have potentially included war crimes while killing scores of U.S.-allied Kurds. It provoked bipartisan outrage from some of President Donald Trump’s greatest allies in Congress, and it had the U.S. on the verge of leveling punishing sanctions. None of that seemed to dampen the reception President […]

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Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales thanks Mexico for saving HIS LIFE, pledges to carry on fight despite coup

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Evo Morales arrives in Mexico to claim asylum © Reuters / Luis Cortes Bolivia’s ousted socialist president, Evo Morales, has credited Mexico with saving his life, after the country offered him political asylum following his resignation from government. “I am very grateful to the president and the Mexican people, because he saved my life,” Morales said […]

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Turkey begins repatriation of foreign Daesh terrorists

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Turkey begins repatriation of foreign Daesh terrorists

Police patrol a terminal at Istanbul Airport, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo) Turkey has started the repatriation of captured Daesh terrorists after the interior minister warned last week that Ankara would do so even if the prisoners had their citizenship revoked. A U.S. national was deported Monday following the completion of legal proceedings, Interior […]

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Bolivian President Morales announces his resignation

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Bolivian President Morales announces his resignation

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales addresses the media at the presidential hangar in the Bolivian Air Force terminal in El Alto, Bolivia, November 10, 2019. © REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned shortly after the military urged him to do so. Two officials next in line to take over the government also stepped down […]

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