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Turkish cryptocurrency platform founder vanishes, fraud suspected

Prosecutors in Istanbul on Thursday launched a probe into Turkish cryptocurrency exchange platform Thodex after its founder shut down its site and...

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Doctors urge Alexei Navalny to end hunger strike now

Alexei Navalny’s medical team on Thursday urged him to “immediately” bring an end to his hunger strike as the jailed Kremlin...

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China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts

China’s feminist movement has been facing another wave of crackdowns, with dozens of social media accounts run by feminist activists abruptly shut...

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US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban's mercy

Sekandar (name changed), who lives in Kabul, started working in 2019 as an interpreter for US Special Forces at Bagram Airbase,...

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India: 22 COVID patients killed after oxygen leak

At least 22 coronavirus patients died on Wednesday in a hospital in western India after their oxygen supply was cut off because...

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Loujain Al-Hathloul wins Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Monday awarded its human rights prize to Saudi Arabian activist Loujain...

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Rockets strike Iraqi airbase hosting Americans

Several rockets hit an Iraqi airbase hosting US forces on Sunday, injuring two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers, the military...

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Saudi and Iran held secret talks over Yemen conflict: report

Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have held direct talks in an effort to repair relations between the two countries, four years after...

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Myanmar: Coup opponents announce 'unity government'

A Myanmar council of ousted lawmakers announced on Friday they are forming a “National Unity Government,” including anti-coup activists and ethnic...

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Coronavirus: Arab countries struggle with high vaccine hesitancy

Earlier this week Mahmoud, an Iraqi civil servant, had an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in Baghdad. The 34-year-old...

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Pakistan blocks social media platforms amid protest crackdown

Pakistan placed a temporary ban on several social media websites on Friday. Platforms that will be unavailable include Facebook, Twitter,...

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Fact check: How effective is the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine?

President Vladimir Putin has touted Sputnik V as “the best vaccine in the world,” and the Russian media have regularly touted the...

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Is a ban on buying sex work effective? Sex workers say 'no'

Sex work. The issue of whether a country should criminalize the industry is a polarizing one — and no less...

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How social media is manipulated — and how Russia is involved

It costs between 1 1/2 and two rubles, or around two cents, to buy a like or a repost on...

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