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Afghanistan Peace Talks Open in Qatar, Seeking End to Decades of War
The Taliban and the Afghan government began historic peace talks in Qatar on Saturday, aimed at shaping a power-sharing government that would end decades of war that have consumed Afghanistan.

Iran Executes 27-Year-Old Wrestler After Trump Asked For Leniency
Iranian state TV on Saturday reported that the country’s authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man, after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old condemned man’s life to be spared.

Al-Qaeda threatens Charlie Hebdo for republishing Mohammed cartoons: SITE
Qaeda has threatened French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo with a repeat of a 2015 massacre of its staff, after it republished controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the SITE observatory said.

Some Migrants Move Into Tents After Fire Guts Greek Camp
Some asylum-seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have moved into temporary tent housing, part of the thousands left homeless after fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria migrant camp.

Counter-terrorism police arrest man after explosive device posted to London address
Metropolitan police arrested a man in his 20s in Cambridge on Saturday.

Pakistani police release journalist accused of defaming army
Pakistani police released a local journalist accused of defaming the military on Saturday as a court reprimanded the police for overstepping their mandate, a lawyer for journalist Bilal Farooqi said.

Five Indian Nationals Detained in China Handed Over: Indian Army
Five Indian nationals from a remote eastern state who had been detained by Chinese authorities in a region bordering Tibet were handed over to Indian authorities on Saturday, the Indian army said.

Families of Hong Kong Activists Arrested at Sea Plead for Access to Lawyers
A dozen activists are being held after trying to flee to Taiwan, detentions that echo fears of judicial tactics by mainland China that set off last year’s mass protests in Hong Kong.

Myanmar residents barricade city streets as coronavirus cases rise
Some residents of Myanmar's biggest city used pieces of wood and corrugated iron to make barricades around their neighbourhoods late on Friday, trying to keep out COVID-19.

COVID-19: India sets global record for daily infections 3rd day in a row
India set a global record for daily COVID-19 infections for the third-consecutive day in a row, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said Saturday.

Thousands march in Mauritius to protest disastrous oil spill
Thousands of people have protested again in Mauritius over the government’s handling of an offshore oil spill that became the Indian Ocean island nation’s worst environmental disaster in years.

2 Young Girls Killed and Former V.P. Missing in Paraguay Guerrilla Conflict
A military operation targeting a small insurgent group has led to accusations of a government cover-up in the deaths of two young girls from Argentina.

Mexican activists protesting violence against women set building on fire
Mexican activists protesting violence against women set part of a building belonging to a government rights commission on fire in central Mexico on Friday.

At least 11 dead as protests over police violence continue in Colombia
1. Wide shot protesters running away as fire explodes on the street2. Wide shot police firing tear gas and walking down the street3. Mid shot protesters setting fire to a police station

Police Say 100 Arrested As Clashes Mark Chile Coup Anniversary
Chilean police said Saturday that more than 100 people were arrested after clashes marking the 47th anniversary of the coup d'etat that overthrew the leftist government of Salvador Allende.

Peru police search homes of officials in impeachment case
Police in Peru raided the homes of key government officials in Lima on Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that President Martin Vizcarra obstructed a graft probe.

How South African activists hope to integrate cities built to divide
South African judges’ decision in the Tafelberg land case has encouraged advocates for more centrally located social housing, or public housing.

Around 50 Feared Dead In DR Congo Mine Flooding
About 50 people are feared dead after an artisanal gold mine flooded in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after torrential rain, a provincial governor said Saturday.

Mali junta vows 18-month transition govt as opponents cry foul
Mali's military junta on Saturday vowed to establish an 18-month transition government to return the country to civilian rule after last month's coup, but key figures protested the army's continued junta.

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