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MUNICH, Germany. -- A large asteroid could be reclassified as a dwarf planet -- which could make it the smallest in the solar system -- after new research revealed its shape, astronomers said on Monday. Nestled in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is an object that may...
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AKKAR, Lebanon. -- Protesters across Lebanon joined hands on Sunday to form a human chain that connected the country's north and south, a symbolic display of national unity during a period of political turmoil. Nearly 170,000 people joined the chain, which ran from Akkar to...
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(CNN) -- President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday morning that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a US military raid in northwest Syria over the weekend. "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead," Trump said at the White House. The President said a US special operations forces...
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KUALA LAMPUR, Malaysia. -- Issues of a comic book about China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have been seized in Malaysia after the government said it "promotes communism and socialism and its content could cause confusion." The comic, written by Malaysian author and...
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DODOMA, Tanzania. -- Tanzania's Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld an earlier ruling banning parents from marrying off girls as young as 15. A high court ruling in 2016 had declared "unconstitutional" sections of Tanzania's marriage act that allowed the practice. It...
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LONDON -- UK police have launched a murder investigation after 39 people were found dead in a truck container at an industrial park in Essex, 30 km (18.6 miles) east of London. One of the victims was in their teens. Authorities believe the truck, which originated in Bulgaria,...
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OTTOWA, Canada. -- Election results show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will return to power, but as a minority government after Monday's general election, according to CBC News and CTV News. The victory ensures that Trudeau will serve as Prime Minister for a...
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HONG KONG -- Chinese state-run media has published a series of editorials and opinion pieces drawing parallels between violent protests in Hong Kong, Spain and Chile -- accusing the West of hypocrisy in its response. Some articles even allege that demonstrations in Europe and...
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BORHANUDDIN, Bangladesh. -- Four people were killed Sunday when Bangladesh police fired on a crowd after clashes erupted over a Facebook post that angered Muslims. Thousands of people took to the streets in the town of Borhanuddin, in Bangladesh's southern Bhola district, to...