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Canada sanctions 11 Belarusian officials over election violence, repression

The asset freeze comes after violent crackdowns on protestors opposing the ‘fraudulent’ election in Belarus.

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Kindergarten teacher sentenced to death for poisoning children in China

One child died and 24 fell ill after eating the poisoned porridge at school last year.

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NXIVM members enlist Amanda Knox in bid to help leader Keith Raniere

Amanda Knox, along with NXIVM members, signed a petition demanding prosecutors answer questions about Raniere’s case.

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24 arrested after protesters clash with police in Portland

The protesters with makeshift shields gathered earlier for their demonstration in a park and officers moved in to take away the shields, police said.

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U.K. Parliament’s lower house approves Brexit override treaty from European Union

The bill seeks to protect free trade between Britain’s four nations once a Brexit transition period ends, but has soured relations with Brussels just as time is running out to reach a deal on their long-term relationship.

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Amy Coney Barrett praised by Republican senators ahead of U.S. Supreme Court confirmation

Joined by Vice-President Mike Pence, McConnell said he was glad to welcome Barrett and “get the process started” on her confirmation. Pence said the judge “represents the best of America.”

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U.S. election: Biden, Harris release 2019 tax returns before 1st debate with Trump

Biden and his wife, Jill, along with Biden’s running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, released their 2019 federal and state returns as the president contends with the political fallout from a series of Times reports about Trump’s long-hidden tax returns.

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Disney to lay off nearly 28K workers at California, Florida locations due to coronavirus

Disney’s parks closed last spring as the pandemic started spreading in the U.S. The Florida parks reopened this summer, but the California parks have yet to reopen as the company awaits guidance from the state of California.

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Militant group hampering return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, official says

Kyaw Tint Swe, Myanmar’s minister for the office of the state counsellor, also said the militant group — the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, known as ARSA — and another insurgent group, the Arakan Army guerrilla force, have used Bangladesh as … Continue reading

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Hezbollah leader welcomes France’s help but says Macron can’t act like Lebanon’s ruler

In a televised address, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the heavily armed, Iran-backed Hezbollah remained ready for dialog under the French roadmap to pull the nation out of financial meltdown. But he called for reviewing what he called “patronizing behavior.”

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