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Shiite Cleric al-Sadr Leads In Iraq’s Initial Vote Results

BAGHDAD — The political coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took an early lead in Iraq’s national elections in partial returns announced late Sunday by the Iraqi electoral commission.

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For Palestinians, US Embassy Move A Show Of Pro-Israel Bias

JERUSALEM — Monday’s opening of the U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, cheered by Israelis as a historic validation, is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by President Donald Trump and a new blow to dreams of statehood.

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Noisy Hawaiian Volcano Lava Fissure Prompts More Evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii — A new fissure in Hawaii’s Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air on Sunday, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit.

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Internet Freedom Rally Draws 1,000 Participants In Moscow

MOSCOW -- Some 1,000 people took part in an authorised rally to defend internet freedom in the centre of the Russian capital city on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported, citing Interfax news agency.

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Turkey Targets French Studies Due To Quran Row And Reciprocity

Turkish universities will no longer admit new students to French language departments, Turkey's Higher Education Board has ruled, the latest development in the strained ties between Turkey and France.

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Major Blaze Engulfs Zen Tower In Dubai Marina

A residential tower has caught fire in Dubai amid a sandstorm that has hit large parts of United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Afghanistan: Government Building Attacked In Jalalabad, 12 Dead

At least eight people have been killed in a car bomb explosion near a provincial government building in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar.

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Native Hawaiians Resist 'Bombing' Of Their Sacred Lands

Kealakekua, Hawaii - Earl DeLeon works on his small family plot where he grows traditional Hawaiian crops like taro and breadfruit on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Iran Seeks 'Clear Future Design' For Imperilled Nuclear Deal

Iran's foreign minister has held talks in China as he began a diplomatic tour with the remaining signatories of a multinational nuclear deal following the recent US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 pact.

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New Crack In Hawaii Volcano Spews Lava

A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano as residents braced for an expected eruption.

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