Twenty two arrested in India in three rape cases

Twenty two arrested in India in three rape cases

Police arrest 22 people in eastern India in three separate rape cases involving teenage girls as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties.
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Chinese court gives Gui Minhai, Hong Kong bookseller, 10 years in jail

Chinese court gives Gui Minhai, Hong Kong bookseller, 10 years in jail

A Chinese court has sentenced Chinese-born Swedish citizen Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong bookseller, to 10 years in prison for illegally providing intelligence overseas.
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Israel-Gaza ceasefire takes hold after two-day flare-up

Israel-Gaza ceasefire takes hold after two-day flare-up

A ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United Nations took hold on the Israel-Gaza border on Tuesday after two days of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group.
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Trump clinches $3 billion military equipment sale on India visit

Trump clinches $3 billion military equipment sale on India visit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defense and commercial ties in an attempt to balance the weight of China in the region.
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Humanitarian crisis deepens as Syrian forces advance

Humanitarian crisis deepens as Syrian forces advance

Displaced Syrians say they are being backed into an increasingly shrinking pocket of land near the Turkish border, as the Russian-backed government assault in the country's north continues.
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Virus may impact U.S. military drills with S.Korea

Virus may impact U.S. military drills with S.Korea

The U.S. and South Korean militaries said on Monday they are considering scaling back joint training because of mounting concerns about the coronavirus. South Korea is testing more than 200,000 members of a church at the center of a surge in cases.
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Dozens hurt as car plows into German carnival

Dozens hurt as car plows into German carnival

A German man plowed his car into a carnival parade in the western town of Volkmarsen on Monday, injuring 30 people including children, police said, adding it was too early to say what his motive was.
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Before Trump's Delhi visit, clashes over citizenship law intensify

Before Trump's Delhi visit, clashes over citizenship law intensify

A policeman was killed and dozens of people injured amid clashes in New Delhi on Monday as thousands demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law rioted for several hours before U.S. President Donald Trump's maiden visit to the city.
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'Guest is God': Trump arrives to crowds and dance in India

'Guest is God': Trump arrives to crowds and dance in India

U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Monday to a raucous reception, at the start of a visit during which the two sides will aim to reset relations that have been buffeted by a trade spat.
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The broken lives of Nigeria's gay law suspects

The broken lives of Nigeria's gay law suspects

From beatings to lost jobs: men arrested at a birthday party two years ago, accused of being gay, say their punishments have already begun.
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Former French presidential hopeful attends hearing in fake jobs trial

Former French presidential hopeful attends hearing in fake jobs trial

Former French prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope go on trial on Monday over a fake jobs scandal that wrecked his 2017 run for president and opened the Elysee Palace door for Emmanuel Macron.
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'You win some, you lose some': Hillary Clinton on Sanders' Nevada victory

'You win some, you lose some': Hillary Clinton on Sanders' Nevada victory

Hillary Clinton walked the red carpet for a screening of a documentary about her life at Berlin International Film Festival on Monday (February 24) and discussed her thoughts on the presidential election.
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Lesotho PM in court charged with murdering wife

Lesotho PM in court charged with murdering wife

Lesotho's high court will decide if Prime Minister Thomas Thabane can claim immunity from a charge that he murdered his wife prior to marrying his present spouse, a magistrate ruled on Monday.
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Italian, Mideast outbreaks lead to more deaths

Italian, Mideast outbreaks lead to more deaths

A sixth person has died in the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy it was announced on Monday, while the number of confirmed cases rose to more than 220. Meanwhile infections in Iran appear to be spreading to neighbors.
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'Guest is God': Crowds gather to greet Trump in India

'Guest is God': Crowds gather to greet Trump in India

U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Monday to a raucous reception, at the start of a visit during which the two sides will aim to reset relations that have been buffeted by a trade spat.
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Assange's fate hangs in balance as UK court considers extradition bid

Assange's fate hangs in balance as UK court considers extradition bid

A British court will begin hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret U.S. documents.
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Merkel's party punished by voters in Hamburg state election

Merkel's party punished by voters in Hamburg state election

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) won most support in a vote in the northern city of Hamburg on Sunday and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives came third in the first electoral test since her protegee gave up ambitions for the top job.
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Malaysia's 94-year-old prime minister resigns

Malaysia's 94-year-old prime minister resigns

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned as prime minister on Monday, leaving the country in political turmoil and drawing calls from some quarters for the world's oldest leader to return at the head of a new government.
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Israeli jets strike targets in Syria and Gaza

Israeli jets strike targets in Syria and Gaza

An Israeli air strike in Damascus overnight killed two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the militant group said on Monday.
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Italy cuts Carnival short over coronavirus spike

Italy cuts Carnival short over coronavirus spike

Fears mounted on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. Venice also had to cancel
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Violent protests overshadow Carnival in Haiti

Violent protests overshadow Carnival in Haiti

Violent anti-government protests replaced Carnival celebrations on Sunday (February 23) in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.
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Amazon criticized for made up Holocaust scenes in new show Hunters

Amazon criticized for made up Holocaust scenes in new show Hunters

The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series "Hunters" and for selling books of Nazi propaganda.
Democratic rivals aim to slow Sanders' momentum

Democratic rivals aim to slow Sanders' momentum

Democratic presidential contenders fanned out across the United States on Sunday to try to blunt Bernie Sanders' momentum after his dominant victory in Nevada solidified his front-runner status ahead of 15 key nominating contests in the next 10 days.
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Trump blames Schiff for Russia-Sanders intel 'leak'

Trump blames Schiff for Russia-Sanders intel 'leak'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday accused Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of leaking classified information on Russian interference in the 2020 election - which Schiff refuted by saying, "your false claims fool no one." Yahaira Jacquez reports.
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Nine dead in Turkey after quake hits rural Iran border region

Nine dead in Turkey after quake hits rural Iran border region

At least nine people were killed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after an earthquake struck near the border with Iran. Ciara Lee reports
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