The biggest swimming pool in Russia's North Caucasus bans women

The biggest swimming pool in Russia's North Caucasus bans women

The biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim-majority North Caucasus region has banned women, prompting anger from rights activists and others who have accused the sports complex of discrimination.
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Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani the winner of a disputed presidential election on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took place in September.
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Netanyahu's corruption trial date set

Netanyahu's corruption trial date set

The corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry has said.
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Football players' union to support players who walk off over racism

Football players' union to support players who walk off over racism

The world football players' union FIFPRO said on Monday it will support players or teams who walk off the pitch due to racism, after the abuse suffered by FC Porto forward Moussa Marega during a Portuguese league match on Sunday.
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Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine, Kiev and rebels blame each other

Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine, Kiev and rebels blame each other

A Ukrainian solder was killed and four others injured on Tuesday when heavy fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the country's military said, as it and Russian-backed separatists blamed each other for the flare-up.
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Julian Assange's health improving in prison: WikiLeaks chief

Julian Assange's health improving in prison: WikiLeaks chief

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Dashed hopes could keep Iranians from the ballot box

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A series of crises and a teetering economy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders, and now they have to vote in an election with mostly hardline choices. Dashed hopes could foretell a low turnout.
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Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter

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The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while South Korea announced an economic emergency and Singapore Airlines slashed flights.
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Australian PM responds to firefighter's viral tirade

Australian PM responds to firefighter's viral tirade

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he was pleased that volunteer firefighter Paul Parker had not been dismissed following his viral tirade against the prime minister himself.
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Mississippi floods appear to peak, parts of Jackson under water

Mississippi floods appear to peak, parts of Jackson under water

Floodwaters in central Mississippi appeared to hit their peak on Monday, potentially allowing the area around the state capital Jackson to avoid any casualties after the Pearl River reached its highest level in 37 years, officials said. This report p
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Hundreds of Americans flown home from coronavirus-hit cruise ship

Hundreds of Americans flown home from coronavirus-hit cruise ship

More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States, after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Democratic rivals take aim at billionaire Bloomberg

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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg unveiled new ads aimed at boosting his standing with black Americans as his primary rivals attacked his record on race and his free-wheeling political spending. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
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The U.S. touts for business in Angola

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Angola on Monday, promoting U.S. business as the world's biggest economy battles China for economic influence on the African continent.
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Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo

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The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups "wherever they are found".
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French health minister quits job for Paris mayoral run

A tearful French health minister quit her job on Monday to save the governing party's bid for the Paris mayoralty after the previous candidate's campaign was sunk in under 48 hours by a sexting scandal.
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Afghan refugees skeptical over high-level repatriation talks

Afghan refugees skeptical over high-level repatriation talks

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Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's authority. Over half of the candidates running have been banned from the ballot.
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Amid virus outbreak, Japan's economy takes a hit

Amid virus outbreak, Japan's economy takes a hit

Japan's economy has shrunk due to the effects of the country's latest sales tax hike as well as the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.
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Trump takes limousine lap before Daytona 500 race

Trump takes limousine lap before Daytona 500 race

Ramping up his nationwide re-election effort after his acquittal in the impeachment trial, President Donald Trump on Sunday took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack in his presidential limousine. Colette Luke has more.
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More than 40 Americans infected with coronavirus on cruise ship: Fauci

More than 40 Americans infected with coronavirus on cruise ship: Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said on CBS "Face the Nation" that more than 40 Americans, who were quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner off Japan for two weeks, t
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Former Justice Dept. officials call on Barr to resign

Former Justice Dept. officials call on Barr to resign

More than 1,100 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Iran has said will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday (February 16), adding that Tehran's help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East.
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"Europe has to develop an appetite for power," says the EU's Borrell.

"Europe has to develop an appetite for power," says the EU's Borrell.

European Union governments need to be willing to intervene in international crises or risk prolonging paralysis in their foreign policy, the EU's top diplomat said on Sunday (February 16).
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