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Scores detained after defying Belarus protest ban

Authorities in Belarus have detained protesters as they attempted to hold a banned rally in the capital Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed. News agencies reported that scores of people, … Continue reading

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Scores detained after defying Belarus protest ban

Authorities in Belarus have detained protesters as they attempted to hold a banned rally in the capital Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed. News agencies reported that scores of people, … Continue reading

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Bangladesh anti-terror raids: Civilians killed in blast

At least two civilians and one policeman have been killed by explosions during an anti-terror operation in northeast Bangladesh. The country’s Daily Star newspaper reported on Saturday that two civilians were killed and another 26 injured when a blast ripped through … Continue reading

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Bangladesh anti-terror raids: Civilians killed in blast

At least two civilians and one policeman have been killed by explosions during an anti-terror operation in northeast Bangladesh. The country’s Daily Star newspaper reported on Saturday that two civilians were killed and another 26 injured when a blast ripped through … Continue reading

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Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference

Mali’s main Tuareg factions say they will boycott talks with the government next week on implementing a 2015 peace agreement, dimming hopes of attaining peace in the West African country. The main separatist groups in northern Mali – the Coordination of Azawad … Continue reading

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Thousands attend Gaza funeral of slain Hamas official

Thousands of Palestinians poured into the streets on Saturday in the besieged Gaza Strip for the funeral of slain Hamas commander Mazen Faqha.  The Hamas movement announced on Friday that 35-year-old Faqha, a former prisoner and senior leader in the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong's election: A vote without voters

On Friday evening, thousands of people crowded into an open area along Hong Kong’s famous harbour-front – they applauded, shouted slogans and waved their smartphones in the air, creating a sea of lights against the night sky. “John Tsang! Get … Continue reading

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The art and evolution of headline writing

We read dozens, if not hundreds, of them every day. Often skipping the story that follows and relying on just the headline, to tell us what’s happening in the world. At their best, they entice you to read more. But … Continue reading

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UN voices concern over high civilian deaths in Mosul

The United Nations expressed profound concern on Saturday over the escalating number of civilian casualties reported in the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIL. “We are stunned by this terrible loss of life,” Lise Grande, the humanitarian … Continue reading

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Wiretaps, hacks and spin in Donald Trump's America

The Listening Post examines the virtually non-stop coverage in the US media of a news story that, upon closer examination, has very little in the way of hard evidence to back it up: that the Kremlin has somehow undermined American … Continue reading

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