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U.S. defense official who certified Ukraine aid steps down:

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7,000 running, 9,000 disqualified. Iranians vote elect a new parliament on Friday, but they will be choosing almost exclusively from conservative candidates allowed to run by the Ayatollah's handpicked Guardians Council.

A YouTube video by popular vlogger Yury Dud has Russians talking about HIV and even getting tested, but will it get the government to act?

An election dispute in Afghanistan has tipped the country into a political crisis right as the U.S. is on the cusp of striking a peace deal with the Taliban.

An Uzbek woman attempted to self-immolate to protest plans by local authorities to demolish her house.

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Kazakhstan has launched about 90 inquiries into ethnic clashes in the country's south that left 11 dead earlier in February.

Eight Jehovah's Witnesses charged with extremism in Russia's Far East amid what activists say is an escalating campaign of persecution of the religious group.

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Iranian authorities have confirmed two cases of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, the first in the country.

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Pakistani health officials say soybean dust from shipping containers, not a toxic gas leak, likely was responsible for the deaths of 14 people in a Karachi neighborhood this week.

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Millions of people died of starvation in 1932-33 when Soviet authorities seized food to force Ukrainian peasants to join collective farms. One woman reveals how her great-grandfather secretly photographed the suffering in the city of Kharkiv.

Lyubov Sobol posted a video showing armed, masked men barging into her office ahead of today's rally in Moscow. Sobol was one of the opposition candidates not allowed to stand in the upcoming municipal elections.

Russian opposition activist Konstantin Sinitsyn has been found dead of head injuries in the entranceway to his St. Petersburg apartment building.

Moscow Councilwoman Aleksandra Parushina says she was struck in the head by police who "brutally" dispersed protesters near Mayor Sergei Sobyanin's office on July 27. Read more here:

Today four years ago, passenger flight #MH17  was shot down over Ukraine, killing 298 people.

The Dutch team investigating #MH17  concluded today that the Buk system came from Russia's 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade. Here's their reconstruction of the shoot-down from last year.

Scientists are beginning ask whether the European measles epidemic was bolstered by Russian trolls who infiltrated anti-vaccination groups to spread the Kremlin's agenda.

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Police have raided the office of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation in Moscow, a step he claims is an attempt to disrupt the publication of a damning investigation against the head of Russia's second-largest bank.

Dutch authorities plan to name suspects in MH17 downing tomorrow.

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