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Iran's supreme leader calls for 'definitive punishment' in scientist's killing

Iran's supreme leader on Saturday called for the "definitive punishment" of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.
Israel, long suspected of killing scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran's nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
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4 dead in mine blast in newly retaken region: Azerbaijan

his photo provided late Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, by the Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office, shows Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his wife and Azerbaijan's Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva as they visit those liberated from the occupied districts of Fuzuli and Jabrayil districts of Azerbaijan on Monday, Nov.
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Hong Kong leader has 'piles of cash' at home thanks to U.S. sanctions

HONG KONG, CHINA -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has "piles of cash" at home as she has no bank account after the United States slapped sanctions on her in response to a draconian security law China imposed on the city.
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Protests over security bill take place across France

PARIS -- Thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France gathered across the country in protest Saturday, while Paris officers were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations in the wake of footage showing police using violence becoming public.
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Hong Kong leader has to keep 'piles of cash' at home due to U.S. sanctions

HONG KONG, CHINA -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has "piles of cash" at home as she has no bank account after the United States slapped sanctions on her in response to a draconian security law China imposed on the city.
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Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

WASHINGTON -- The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the U.S.
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Ethiopian government begins offensive in Tigray capital city

NAIROBI, KENYA -- The Ethiopian military has begun its offensive in the Tigray regional capital in its quest to arrest the region's defiant leaders.
Tigray TV announced the shelling midday Saturday in Mekele, a city of a half-million people.
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Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights

As vice-president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.
Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists.
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Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

TEHRAN, IRAN -- Iran's supreme leader on Saturday called for the "definitive punishment" of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.
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U.K., EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

LONDON -- Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy about striking an agreement in the little time that remains.
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returned to London to meet his U.K.
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Iran's religious leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Iran's supreme leader on Saturday called for the "definitive punishment" of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.
Israel, long suspected of killing scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran's nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
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U.S. high court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.
The administration's top lawyers are hoping the justices on a court that includes three Trump appointees will embrace the idea, rejected repeatedly by lower courts.
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Georgia Aquarium's largest female whale shark dies

ATLANTA -- The largest female whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has died.
Trixie, who had been at the aquarium since 2006, died Friday, the aquarium said in a statement on its Facebook page.
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