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22 May 2018

An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group, an AFP journalist reported. ...

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18 May 2018

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Friday called for Nicaragua's government to "immediately halt the repression of protests" against President Daniel Ortega, as the death toll rose to 63. ...

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18 May 2018

On Monday 60 Palestinians were killed along the Israel-Gaza border, with critics saying the Jewish state's soldiers fired indiscriminately on thousands of protesters. ...

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18 May 2018

As Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen reaches the half-way mark in her first term on Sunday, she is under growing pressure from a public tired of economic stagnation but critical of her reform efforts. ...

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17 May 2018

A Ukrainian court on Thursday ruled a journalist from Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency, who is accused of treason, should be held in detention until his trial. ...

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17 May 2018

Fresh clashes between protesters and police broke out at universities across Senegal on Wednesday, a day after a student was killed during a demonstration over late grant payments. ...

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16 May 2018

The Yemeni government on Wednesday proposed a prisoner exchange for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with Shiite Huthi rebels with whom its forces have been at war since 2015. ...

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16 May 2018

Mobbed by ecstatic supporters and journalists, chased through the streets by the media like a celebrity, sharing an audience with the king, and taking selfies with his prison guards. ...

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16 May 2018

A Hong Kong journalist was arrested and left injured while trying to interview a human rights lawyer in Beijing Wednesday, the second violent incident against the city's reporters in China within a week. ...

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16 May 2018

Moscow called Wednesday for a Russian journalist detained in Ukraine for treason to be freed, condemning Kiev authorities for what it said was a repressive policy against the media. ...

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