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Posted: Sun-Oct-2019



Bollywood stars and producers rarely speak out when their colleagues are censored, threatened or attacked by religious, ethnic or political groups.

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Turkey 'outsourcing war crimes' to armed groups, Amnesty says after Kurdish politician's murder
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Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf was killed, and her body mutilated, in the early days of Turkey's military incursion in northern Syria. A human rights group says her death is an example of war crimes carried out by Turkish-backed Syrian armed groups.

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Chilean protests continue with 3 dead in fire at looted Walmart
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Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day Sunday even after the president cancelled a subway fare hike that prompted violent demonstrations.

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Catalan independence protests in 7th day as Spanish government says riots 'diminishing'
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Hundreds of pro-independence protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, with anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders showing little sign of abating.

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Kurdish fighters evacuate besieged Syrian border town
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Kurdish fighters and civilians have evacuated a besieged Syrian town on Sunday, the first pullback under the U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, opening the way to a broader withdrawal of the Kurdish-led forces from regions along the Turkish border.

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Lebanon's anti-government protests gain momentum, enter 4th day
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Tens of thousands of protesters gathered for another march on Sunday in major cities and towns across Lebanon, demanding an end to corruption and the rule of the country's political elite.

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Hundreds of shops trashed as Hong Kong police, protesters clash
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Hong Kong police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti-government march that attracted tens of thousands descended into chaos, with hundreds of shops trashed and Chinese banks and metro stations targeted.

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Could the Royal Family shrink?
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Over the years, there have been signs of a gradual streamlining of the House of Windsor, but there has been little recently to rival the straight-up announcement coming out of another royal household the other day.

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EU plays for time after Johnson spars with U.K. parliament on Brexit
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The European Union will play for time rather than rush to decide on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's reluctant request to delay Brexit again, diplomats with the bloc said after a meeting on Sunday.

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Indonesia's Joko Widodo sworn in for 2nd term as president
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term as president, leading the world's third-biggest democracy after a first term marked by heavy infrastructure spending.

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Trump drops plan to host G7 at his own golf resort
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Responding to stinging criticism, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year.

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Lebanon's influential Hezbollah leader says he's against government resignation
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Lebanon's influential Hezbollah leader says he is against the government's resignation as nationwide protests gained momentum on their third day, calling for the removal of the country's political elite.

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the U.K. Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. But the defiant Johnson also made clear that he personally opposed delaying the U.K.'s exit, scheduled for Oct. 31.

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Barcelona mayor pleads for violence in Catalonia to stop
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The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night.

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Chile president repeals transit fare hike that sparked violent, fiery protests
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Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday announced the repeal of a transit fare hike that had prompted violent student protests, less than a day after he declared a state of emergency amid rioting and a suspension of subway service in the capital.

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Turkey wants Syrian forces to leave border areas, aide says
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Syrian government forces to move out of areas near the Turkish border so it can resettle up to two million refugees there, his spokesperson told The Associated Press on Saturday, adding that Erdogan will raise the issue in talks next week with Syria's ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Democrat presidential hopeful trades barbs with Hillary Clinton over Russian meddling allegations
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Millions of pilgrims are making their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala for the annual Shia pilgrimage of Arbaeen.

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Mexican authorities captured then liberated Ovidio Guzmán López, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel, after the cartel sent gunmen into the streets of state capital Culiacán to confront government forces and sow mayhem.

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How the Trump impeachment probe could threaten Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts
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Anti-corruption leaders in Ukraine — including some associated with the ongoing Trump impeachment drama — say they feel a sense of shock and dismay at how the U.S. has turned their backs on them.

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Trump nominates deputy energy secretary to replace department head
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Qantas Completes Historic Test Of Longest Nonstop Passenger Flight
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Sends Unsigned Letter To EU Seeking Brexit Delay
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FBI Rules Out Poisoned Alcohol In Deaths Of American Tourists
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World's Largest Child Pornography Marketplace Taken Down In Global Dragnet
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