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Russia placed a former prison inmate who leaked harrowing videos of rape and torture inside a Russian prison on a wanted list

Africa's last absolute monarch called for calm and dialogue in the kingdom of Eswatini following a visit by regional mediators to try resolve a national crisis and deadly unrest

Former US president Barack Obama urged voters to back the Democrat in a neck-and-neck state election touted as a test of the party's prospects in next year's midterm elections -- casting the Republican as a threat to democracy

#BREAKING Colombia's most-wanted drug lord "Otoniel" captured, says government

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England thrashed defending champions West Indies by six wickets in their opening match of the Twenty20 World Cup, while Australia beat South Africa in a tense, low-scoring match

Talks between Britain and the European Union to resolve problems with the Brexit agreement regarding Northern Ireland will move to London next week with the UK government warning that "substantial gaps" remained

People make cardboard skulls during preparations for the upcoming traditional Day of the Dead celebration, in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco state, Mexico 📷 @35mmfotografia 

Max Verstappen in a Red Bull stormed to pole position for the US Grand Prix, edging out title rival and Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton in front of an estimated crowd of 120,000 people

#UPDATES  Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praises "the capture in Necocli of Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias 'Otoniel,' head of the Gulf Clan, " in a message on Twitter The gang is the most powerful among Colombia's drug traffickers

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For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches. The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hidden sea cave ? Fred Tanneau

China jails citizen journalist Zhang Zhan for 4 years for reporting on the virus in Wuhan. She has been on a hunger strike since June and is reportedly force-fed via a nasal tube. China has punished 8 virus whistleblowers so far. ?Her lawyer Zhang Keke talks to the press

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VIDEO: Nigerian demonstrators Patrick, Solomon and Samuel recount the night they were injured on October 20, 2020 when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos

#UPDATE  The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease

#BREAKING Multiple Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified for election: candidates

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VIDEO: ?? Crowds packed out a water park over the weekend in the central Chinese city of #Wuhan  , where the #coronavirus  first emerged late last year, keen to party as the city edges back to normal life

Flags of various countries affected by the spread of #COVID19  are projected onto the statue of the Christ Redeemer atop Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro ? Florian Plancheur

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#BREAKING Ethiopia's Tigray rebels looting aid warehouses: US agency

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#BREAKING Italy hits one-day record with 368 new coronavirus deaths: official data

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