East Libya FM demands 'fair distribution' to end oil closure
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East Libya FM demands 'fair distribution' to end oil closure

The top diplomat in eastern Libya says the shutdown of vital oil facilities in the country would come to an end “when Libyans are guaranteed of the fair distribution of their resources.”

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Iranian state media reports 6th person dead from new virus

Iranian state media reports 6th person dead from new virus

Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years
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Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years

Syria's transportation minister says the highway that links the Syrian capital with the northern city of Aleppo is open for public use for the first time in nearly eight years

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus
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Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, and the death toll in Iran climbed to five from a new virus that started in China but has spread globally

Egypt extends detention of activist who criticized president
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Egypt extends detention of activist who criticized president

Egyptian prosecutors extended the detention of an an Egyptian activist and vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi

Japan says passenger found to be infected after leaving ship
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Japan says passenger found to be infected after leaving ship

Japanese officials say a passenger who got off the Diamond Princess after completing the cruise ship's quarantine has tested positive for the new virus, becoming the first known case of infection among those released at the end of the ship's containment period

Germany admits there's a far-right problem, but what to do?
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Germany admits there's a far-right problem, but what to do?

The rampage this week in Germany in which a gunman killed nine people with foreign backgrounds was the country's third deadly far-right attack in a matter of months

Japan's emperor turns 60, offers sympathy to virus patients
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Japan's emperor turns 60, offers sympathy to virus patients

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, marking his 60th birthday, has offered his sympathy to those affected by the new virus that emerged in China and said he hopes to see the outbreak contained soon

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Sri Lanka briefs UN rights official on resolution pullout

A Sri Lankan diplomat has briefed the president of the U.N. Human Rights Council on the government's decision to withdraw from a 2015 resolution calling for an investigation into alleged human rights violations committed during the country's long civil war

Man charged after prayer leader stabbed at London mosque
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Man charged after prayer leader stabbed at London mosque

A 29-year-old man has appeared in court charged with stabbing an official at one of London’s biggest mosques during afternoon prayers