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 2021-01-23 18:58 

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Iran's Domestic, Diaspora Critics Differ on How Biden Should Counter Tehran's Behavior...

Prominent Iran-based and Iranian diaspora critics of Tehran's Islamist rulers have differing expectations about how far U.S. President Joe Biden will go to implement his promised new approach to dealing with Iran's objectionable behavior.Biden, wh...

 2021-01-23 18:16 

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South African Jazz 'Giant' Jonas Gwangwa Dies Aged 83...

South Africa jazz trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, whose music powered the anti-apartheid struggle, died Saturday aged 83, the presidency said.President Cyril Ramaphosa led the tributes to the legendary musician who was nominated for an Oscar for th...

 2021-01-23 18:14 

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Taiwan Reports Encroachment by Chinese Military Aircraft...

Taiwan's defense ministry said Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's defense identification zone Saturday and that the Taiwanese air force warned them to withdraw.China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has routinely had one or two recon...

 2021-01-23 17:07 

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Internal Displacement in the Sahel Tops 2 Million as Armed Conflict Intensifies...

The U.N. Refugee Agency, or UNHCR, is warning that countries in the Sahel have reached a breaking point as unrelenting violence in the region has caused more than 2 million people to become displaced inside their own countries for the first time ever. Hum...

 2021-01-23 17:01 

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Saudi Intercepts 'Hostile Target' Over Capital...

Saudi Arabia intercepted a...

 2021-01-23 15:35 

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US House Members Warn of Growing Russian Threat Against Radio Free Europe...

Five members of the U.S....

 2021-01-23 15:31 

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Ugandan Airstrikes in Somalia Kill 189 Al-Shabab Fighters...

Somali officials and the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) claimed killing 189 al-Shabaab fighters late Friday and in the early hours of Saturday in an operation in southern Somalia. Talking to VOA Somali Service by phone, Lower Shabelle Governor ...

 2021-01-23 14:50 

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Wife of Russian Dissident Navalny Among Hundreds Arrested at Rallies Across Country...

The wife of opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among hundreds of Nalvany supporters Russian police have arrested Saturday during protests across the country.Yulia Navalnaya confirmed her arrest in Moscow in an Instagram post created from inside a police ...

 2021-01-23 14:08 

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US Television Host Larry King Dies Aged 87: CNN...

Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, has died at age 87, CNN reported Saturday, citing a source close to the family. King had been hospi...

 2021-01-23 13:08 

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US House Members Warn of Growing Russian Threat Against Radio Free Europe...

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 2021-01-23 13:02 

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NYT: Trump, Justice Depart. Lawyer Tried to Oust Acting Attorney General...

The New York Times reported Friday that former President Donald Trump allegedly planned with a Justice Department lawyer to oust acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and replace him with an official more inclined to investigate claims of election fraud. ...

 2021-01-23 12:23 

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Japan Latest Nation to Contest Beijing's South China Sea Claims...

Japan has joined a growing list of countries that are challenging China's maritime claims in the South China Sea.On Tuesday, Japan presented a one-page diplomatic note to the United Nations rejecting China's baseline claims and denouncing its effo...

 2021-01-23 10:40 

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Pro-Navalny Rallies in More Than 60 Russian Cities...

Russian police are arresting supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as they take to the streets of more than 60 Russian cities Saturday to demand the Kremlin critic's immediate release, defying the measures taken by police to br...

 2021-01-23 10:34 

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World COVID-19 Infections Climb Towards 100 Million...

The world is steadily inching up to 100 million COVID cases....

 2021-01-23 10:21 

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Iran's Domestic, Diaspora Critics Differ on How Biden May Counter Tehran's Objectionable Behavior...

Prominent Iran-based and Iranian diaspora critics of Tehran's Islamist rulers have differing expectations about how far U.S. President Joe Biden will go to implement his promised new approach to dealing with Iran's objectionable behavior.Biden, wh...

 2021-01-23 09:38 

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Australia Contemplates Controversy Surrounding Its National Day...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the date of the country's national holiday and has criticized cricket bosses for omitting the words "Australia Day" from promotions for its matches. The first fleet of British convicts arri...

 2021-01-23 08:09 

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Did English Puritans Commit Genocide in New England?...

Sometime before dawn on May 27, 1637, English militia from Massachusetts and Connecticut, backed by several hundred Narragansett and Mohegan allies, launched a surprise attack on the fortified Pequot village of Mystic, one of about 20 Pequot tribal villag...

 2021-01-23 08:08 

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Chinese Workers Turn to US Marijuana Industry as Service Jobs Dry Up...

A Chinese immigrant is facing drug charges after two unrelated raids in New Mexico uncovered a marijuana processing operation, a network of purported hemp farms, and dozens of Chinese immigrants who had been laboring amid tons of marijuana. The workers di...

 2021-01-23 06:55 

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Pro-Navalny Rallies Planned in More Than 60 Russian Cities...

Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are taking to the streets of more than 60 Russian cities on Saturday to demand the Kremlin critic's immediate release, defying the measures taken by police to break up the protests, which t...

 2021-01-23 06:07 

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Iditarod Sled-dog Race Losing Exxon Support Amid Animal-rights Pressure...

The world's most famous sled-dog race, celebrated by Alaskans for half a century but long condemned by animal-rights activists as inhumane, is losing one of its biggest corporate sponsors.Energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday it plans to sever ...

 2021-01-23 04:47 

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Role Reversal for US and Post-Brexit Britain...

Well-placed geographically and politically between America and Europe, Britain has long marketed itself as the diplomatic bridge linking the two continents.Most British prime ministers since World War Two have reached for the metaphor at some time or othe...

 2021-01-23 04:19 

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Haiti Senator Released From Jail After President Orders Arrest...

Former Haitian opposition Senator Nenel Cassy was freed Friday, hours after he was arrested in Miragoane, a town on Haiti's west coast, on orders of President Jovenel Moise.Cassy, who represented former President Jean Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas p...

 2021-01-23 03:53 

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Poverty, Hopelessness Beget Violence in Tunisia's Suburbs...

Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning violent as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn't been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy.Many...

 2021-01-23 03:37 

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Twitter Bans Suspect Iran Account After Post Threatens Trump...

Twitter said Friday it has permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country's supreme leader after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump.In the image posted by the suspect account...

 2021-01-23 03:34 

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Pride, Caution Evident in Wuhan on Lockdown Anniversary...

One year after it thrust the word...

 2021-01-23 02:31 

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Impeachment Trial Against Trump to Begin Week of February 8...

The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will begin in the Senate the week of February 8, according to an agreement Republicans and Democrats reached Friday.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the schedule after Republican Senate ...

 2021-01-23 01:40 

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Germany Passes 50,000 COVID-19 Deaths...

Germany surpassed 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 Friday, while Europe's vaccination effort was dealt another setback when drugmaker AstraZeneca announced a slower rollout than planned because of production issues.German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier ...

 2021-01-23 01:04 

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White House Focuses on Fight Against Domestic Terrorism...

Fears that an untold number of Americans are being radicalized is prompting the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to take a closer look at efforts to counter domestic extremism and at whether enough is being done.White House press secretary Jen P...

 2021-01-23 00:57 

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North Korea Sees Talks as Way to Advance Nuclear Program, US Intel Official Says...

The top U.S. intelligence officer for North Korea warned Friday the country sees diplomacy only as a means to advance its nuclear weapons development, even as the new Biden administration says it will look for ways to bring Pyongyang back to talks.Preside...

 2021-01-22 23:03 

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In Somalia, Mothers Fear Sons Were Sent to Ethiopia Conflict...

Pressure is growing on Somalia's government amid allegations that Somali soldiers have been sent to fight in neighboring Ethiopia's deadly Tigray conflict.Mothers have held rare protests in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere, demandin...

 2021-01-22 22:40 

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Dry January Not That Dry for Some at Rocky Start of 2021...

A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January less than air-tight for some.Not Sarah Arvizo. She considers it her easiest yet.As much as the 32-year-old Manhat...

 2021-01-22 22:27 

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Biden Addresses Food, Financial Security in Executive Orders...

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 2021-01-22 22:18 

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Lawmakers Confirm Biden's Choice for Secretary of Defense...

U.S. President Joe Biden got a boost Friday, withlawmakers giving final approval tohissecretary of defense,who becomes only thesecond Cabinet membertobe confirmedas theadministrationseeks to push back against key adversaries.The Senate voted 932 to confir...

 2021-01-22 22:14 

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Experts: Israel Likely to Continue Attacking Iranian Targets in Eastern Syria...

Israel is likely to continue its air campaign against Iranian forces and allied militias in Syria, particularly in the eastern part of the country, according to some experts.In recent months, Israel has increased its airstrikes against Iranian-linked mili...

 2021-01-22 21:54 

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Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Halt to Deportations...

Texas on Friday moved to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations, bringing one of the first lawsuits against his new administration.The lawsuit seeks a halt to the deportation moratorium...

 2021-01-22 21:34 

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'Choose — I Kill You or Rape You': Abuse Accusations Surge in Ethiopia's War...

The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze River, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice....

 2021-01-22 21:18 

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Britain Jails Smugglers in Deaths of 39 Vietnamese Migrants in Container...

Four people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England were sentenced Friday to between 13 and 27 years in prison.The victims, between the ages of 15 and 44, were found in O...

 2021-01-22 20:56 

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UK Chief Scientist: Virus Variant May Be More Deadly, Vaccines Effective Against It...

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said Friday — though he stressed that the data...

 2021-01-22 20:11 

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The Infodemic: US Official Didn't Say Vaccine Tracks Recipients...

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkClaim: Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary at the U.S....

 2021-01-22 19:57 

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Impeachment Charge Against Trump to Be Sent to Senate Monday...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday will send an article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate, Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday, beginning a trial at which the former president could be convicted of inciting an insur...

 2021-01-22 19:46 

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UN Mediator Deplores Slow Pace of Syrian Constitutional Talks...

Syria's warring parties are gearing up for another round of U.N.-mediated peace talks next week aimed at drafting a new constitution as a preamble to U.N.-supervised elections in Syria.This will be the fifth round of U.N.-sponsored constitutional nego...

 2021-01-22 19:18 

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WHO Welcomes US Back After Biden Moves to Retain Membership...

The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday formally welcomed back the United States, after President Joe Biden signed an executive order this week to retain U.S. membership.Speaking at the agency's regular briefing in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedr...

 2021-01-22 19:03 

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South Sudanese Still Face Threat from Unexploded Mines, Munitions...

Many South Sudanese have been returning home to farm the land and live their lives after United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) workers spent years clearing huge portions of the country that were littered with unexploded ordnance....

 2021-01-22 18:57 

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Baseball Legend Henry 'Hank' Aaron Dies at 86...

The Atlanta Braves Major League baseball team announced Friday Hall of Famer Hank Aaron has died at the age of 86. The team says Aaron died peacefully in his sleep Thursday. Aaron spent all but two years of his 23-year major league baseball career with th...

 2021-01-22 18:35 

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Scottish Butcher Sends Haggis to Edge of Space...

A Scottish butcher company Friday released video of a bag of Haggis a traditional Scottish food taking a ride to the edge of space by weather balloon to promote science and Scotland's annual "Burns Night" celebration.The video, provided by but...

 2021-01-22 18:27 

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Senate Confirms Biden's Choice for Secretary of Defense...

U.S. President Joe Biden got a needed boost early Friday, with lawmakers giving final approval to his secretary of defense, who becomes only the second Cabinet member to be confirmed the administration seeks to push back against key adversaries, including...

 2021-01-22 17:10 

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China Seen as Pressing Advantage in Myanmar with High-Level Visit, Deals...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi helped cinch Beijing's hold on Myanmar with a visit last week that saw the two countries agree to push ahead with a major transportation project and lock in a five-year trade and economic pact, analysts say.Wang also s...

 2021-01-22 17:07 

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Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Goes Into Effect...

United Nations Secretary General Antnio Guterres and The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement welcomed the entry into force Friday of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the first nuclear disarmament instrument in more th...

 2021-01-22 16:58 

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Surging Inter-Ethnic Violence in Sudan's Darfur Region Leaves Hundreds Dead, Injured...

The U.N....

 2021-01-22 16:56 

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German Health Officials Note Optimistic Signs Despite Climbing COVID-19 Death Toll...

As Germany on Friday surpassed 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, public health officials there expressed cautious optimism about a slowing infection rate. The Robert Koch Institute disease control center reported 17,862 new coro...

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