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Belarus protests: Here’s a look at what’s happening and why.

Demonstrations, some of them violent, have been ongoing in Belarus since Sunday, but why are people protesting? Here's a look at what's going on.

Joe Biden To Place High Priority On Bolstering India-US Ties: Campaign.

Joe Biden administration will place a "high priority" on continuing to strengthen the India-US relationship, his campaign said on Saturday, asserting that no common global challenge can be solved...

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Berlin Brothels Reopen After COVID-19 Lockdown, But Sex Not Allowed.

Berlin's brothels were allowed to reopen last week after months of closure due to coronavirus restrictions -- but full-on sex is still off-limits.

Former officer charged in George Floyd’s death described self as a ‘human traffic cone’.

Floyd, a handcuffed Black man, died after a white officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes on May 25 as Floyd repeatedly said he could not breathe and as bystanders pleaded with officers to help him.

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Pope Francis urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to continue talks over disputed dam.

Francis, speaking to a crowd gathered at St. Peter's Square on an official Catholic feast day, said he was closely following negotiations between the three countries over the dam.

California wildfires burn amid risk of new blazes fuelled by statewide heat wave.

A huge forest fire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles flared up Friday afternoon, sending up an enormous cloud of smoke as it headed down to the desert floor and the California aqueduct in the Antelope Valley.

Death of George Floyd ignites push to train police to stop abuse.

Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say.

Australian Man Saves Wife By Punching Shark

A man jumped onto a great white shark and punched it to save his wife when it attacked her on Saturday at a beach in Port Macquarie in the Australian state of New South Wales, media and officials...

Police in Portland declare unlawful assembly as protests continue.

Portland police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night and ordered protesters to leave, saying people were throwing things at officers.

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Iran says United Arab Emirates could see a ‘dangerous future’ after deal with Israel.

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard vowed Saturday there would be dangerous consequences for the United Arab Emirates after it announced a historic deal with Israel to open up diplomatic relations.

Taiwan To Buy US F-16 Fighters Amid Ongoing Tensions With China: Report.

Taiwan finalized a purchase of F-16 fighter jets from US aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin on Friday, a source confirmed to AFP, in a $62 billion, 10-year deal almost certain to anger Beijing.

Reality check: A look at Trump’s recent claims on Biden-Harris, U.

A look at some of the past week's rhetoric and the facts.

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«Threat not only to Belarus» : Lukashenko speaks with Putin.

The two leaders have discussed "the situation in and around the Republic of Belarus" via the phone.

Thousands in South Korea protest against leader despite coronavirus warning.

Thousands of anti-government protesters, armed with umbrellas and raincoats, marched through the soggy streets of South Korea's capital Saturday, ignoring official pleas to stay home amid a surge in coronavirus infections.

Partner of man who died during Belarus protests claims police shot him.

Alexander Taraikovsky died Monday as protests roiled the streets of the capital Minsk, denouncing official figures showing that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994, had won a sixth term in office.

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Japan’s Emperor expresses ‘deep remorse’ on 75th anniversary of end of WWII.

Amid virus fears and worries about the fading memories of the fast-aging war generation, about 500 participants, reduced from 6,200 last year, mourned the dead with a minute of silence.

FBI team set to arrive in Lebanon to participate in probe into Beirut explosion.

A team of FBI investigators is due to arrive in Lebanon this weekend to take part in the probe of Beirut's massive explosion, a senior U.S official said on Saturday after visiting the location of the blast.

Russia Starts Production Of COVID-19 Vaccine: Report.

Russia has started manufacturing its new vaccine for COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the health ministry.

Singapore Company Fumes At «Racist» Campaign Targeting Indian Employees.

A leading Singaporean state-owned investment company has called out posts on social media targeting its Indian employees as a "divisive, racist campaign" aimed at stirring up hatred and intolerance.

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UAE Made «Huge Mistake» With Israel Deal: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

The United Arab Emirates has made a "huge mistake" in reaching a deal toward normalising ties with Israel, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in a speech furiously condemning what he...

Rusian diplomat arrested in Prague over illegal sniper ammunition deal.

The arrest took place last month.

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Pentagon To Set Up New Unit To Investigate UFOs

The Pentagon said Friday it was setting up a new task force under the US Navy to investigate UFO sightings.

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New Zealand PM expected to go ahead with Sept. election despite coronavirus surge

The opposition party has said they would like the election delayed in the hope that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern loses some of her lustre once hardships caused by an extended lockdown begin to bite.

«Never Been So Isolated» : Iran On US After UN Rejects Arms Vote.

Iran on Saturday hailed a UN Security Council vote rejecting a US bid to extend an arms embargo on the Islamic republic, saying its foe has "never been so isolated".

Coronavirus cases top 6 million in Latin America, region worst-hit by pandemic.

The region has reported an average of more than 86,000 daily infections of the new coronavirus in the last seven days.

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