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DUBAI/KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian airliner crashed soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport on Wednesday, killing all 176 people aboard, Iran’s state television and Ukraine’s leaders said. The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst into flames. Ukraine’s embassy in Iran, citing preliminary information, said the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, as Democratic lawmakers questioned whether the action was justified and the United States braced for retaliation. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on human rights in Iran at the
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Thousands of mourners gathered in Baghdad on Saturday ahead of a funeral procession for Iran’s slain military commander Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and others killed in a Friday U.S. air strike in Iraq. FILE PHOTO: Iranian demonstrators react during a protest against the killing of the Iranian Major-General
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Brussels court has suspended the extradition of former Catalan pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont, his lawyer said on Thursday.  FILE PHOTO: Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont shows a badge at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo     Paul Beckaert told Reuters that the Belgian judge
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – A march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day spiraled into chaotic scenes as police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannon at crowds including families before halting the event. The violence broke out during the largely peaceful march as masses of
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Thousands of tourists and residents swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns at the peak of the summer holiday period. The sky glows red as bushfires continue to rage in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, December 31, 2019, in this photo obtained
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BLUE MOUNTAINS, Australia (Reuters) – A possum severely burnt by bushfires in Australia’s Blue Mountains laps water from a bowl as her rescuer holds her gently in a towel, while at a nearby home a kangaroo with bandaged feet is rocked like a baby by another carer. Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer
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