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September 11

Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
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September 11

Balloon sent in memory of British dad lands in Polish field

An English woman released a helium balloon into the sky over Birmingham, England, to commemorate the first anniversary of her father's death.
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September 11

SKorea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics

South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past and comparing it with the Nazi swastika.
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September 11

Massive rally for Catalonia's secession in Barcelona

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region's main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case against 12 leaders of the separatist movement.
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September 11

Yemeni medics: 135 bodies found after Saudi-led airstrike

Yemeni medics say the final death toll from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes last week on a detention center operated by the Houthi rebels has reached 135 people.
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September 11

Greece: British Museum "damp" insults Parthenon Sculptures

Greece's Culture Minister says alleged damp in a section of the British Museum housing the Parthenon Sculptures is an "insult" to the 2,500-year-old works for whose return Greece has pressed long and unsuccessfully.
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September 11

Russian court dismisses case against famed theater director

A Moscow court on Wednesday dismissed the case against an acclaimed theater director, two years after he was accused of embezzlement and put under house arrest.
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September 11

Hundreds of Nigerians board plane to leave South Africa

A group of Nigerians boarded a free flight from Johannesburg to Lagos on Wednesday, following a week of violence targeting foreigners in South Africa that has stoked tensions between Africa's two largest economies.
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September 11

UN: Reconstruction of landmark Mosul mosque to begin in 2020

The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO announced Wednesday that a landmark reconstruction of Iraq's al-Nouri mosque in Mosul, which was blown up by the Islamic State group in 2017, will start at the beginning of next year.
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September 11

Indonesian province shuts schools due to forest fire haze

Authorities shut most schools in parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island to protect children from a thick, noxious haze as deliberately set fires burned through peatland forests, officials said Wednesday.
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September 11

Player's agent arrested in money laundering soccer probe

Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an international money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer.
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September 11

France urges victims to come forward in Epstein sex probe

French police are appealing for victims and witnesses to come forward to aid their probe into Jeffrey Epstein and anyone else involved in the disgraced financier's alleged sexual exploitation of women and girls, and say they have already interviewed three people who identified themselves as victims.
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September 11

Egypt sentences 11 Islamist leaders to life for spying

An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison on espionage charges for allegedly passing state secrets to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
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September 11

Former Indonesian President Habibie dies at age 83

Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of the dictator Suharto, has died. He was 83.
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September 11

Dutch court clears doctor in landmark euthanasia trial

A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country's 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia.
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September 11

Saudi foreign minister determined to bolster Cyprus ties

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says his country is keen to explore ways of strengthening relations with Cyprus given the European Union member country's geographic location and long-standing ties with the Arab world.
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September 11

Victim of Vienna apartment explosion had opened gas line

Austrian police say a fatal explosion at an apartment building in Vienna in June occurred after one of the victims manipulated a gas line.
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September 11

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever.
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September 11

Lam assures investors Hong Kong can rebound from protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will subside.
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September 11

Turkish high court to review Wikipedia appeal against ban

Turkey's highest court on Wednesday began considering an appeal by Wikipedia aiming to reverse the Turkish government's more than two-year ban on the online encyclopedia.