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Judge frees NFL star Antonio Brown from house arrest

Judge frees NFL star Antonio Brown from house arrestA Florida judge freed NFL free agent Antonio Brown from house arrest Tuesday, allowing him to travel freely as he awaits trial on charges that he attacked the driver of a moving truck. Instead of wearing an ankle GPS monitor, Brown, 31, will have to check in with court personnel daily. Brown was one of the NFL’s top wide receivers during his nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.



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Nigeria frees former top official accused of graft

Nigeria frees former top official accused of graftNigeria’s former national defence advisor, who was arrested in 2015 for allegedly stealing $ 2 billion, has been freed from jail after several court rulings ordering his release, a security official said Wednesday. Sambo Dasuki spent four years in prison despite multiple court orders to Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) domestic intelligence agency for his release on bail. Dasuki is accused of siphoning money earmarked for the fight against Islamic militant group Boko Haram and allegedly using it to help bankroll former president Goodluck Jonathan’s failed re-election campaign in 2015.



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DNA test frees Texas man from life sentence – and leads to confession of a new murder suspect

DNA test frees Texas man from life sentence - and leads to confession of a new murder suspectLydell Grant, who was serving a life sentence, has been freed after a new DNA test of a murder victim's fingernail pointed to a different suspect.



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Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientistA Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. The trade on the tarmac of a Swiss airport saw Iranian officials hand over Chinese-American graduate student Xiyue Wang for scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had faced a federal trial in Georgia over charges he violated sanctions by trying to have biological material brought to Iran. Crushing U.S. sanctions on Iran blocking it from selling crude oil abroad remain in place, part of President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure campaign imposed following his unilateral withdraw from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers last year.



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In new blow to Mexico's crime fight, judge frees suspected cartel members

In new blow to Mexico's crime fight, judge frees suspected cartel membersTwenty-seven of 31 suspected cartel members arrested this week in a Mexico City raid were freed by a judge, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday, marking his government’s second high-profile failure to keep suspected criminals locked up in as many weeks. The suspects were nabbed by security forces in a central district of the capital on Tuesday after authorities seized two laboratories used to produce synthetic drugs, 50 kg (110 pounds) of chemical precursors, more than two tons of marijuana and 20 kg of cocaine, as well as an unspecified amount of money, rocket launchers and grenades. Lopez Obrador, speaking at his regular morning press conference, said the unexpected release of the criminal suspects would be investigated but cautioned against a rush to judgment.



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Nigerian police raid frees scores of beaten, starved boys

Nigerian police raid frees scores of beaten, starved boysFor the second time in a month, police in northern Nigeria have raided a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions, officials said Tuesday. This time, the building was discovered in President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown, putting pressure on him to act against the practice of sending children to institutions run by Islamic scholars rather than conventional schools. More than 300 boys had been held in the building raided on Monday in Daura, Katsina state police spokesman Gambo Isa told The Associated Press.



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John Bolton's firing frees Trump to tear up his Iran policy, and pursue an unprecedented meeting with its president — at the risk of angering his hardline backers

John Bolton's firing frees Trump to tear up his Iran policy, and pursue an unprecedented meeting with its president — at the risk of angering his hardline backersWith John Bolton out, Trump could pursue a meeting with Iran's Hassan Rouhani. But this could anger some of his supporters, like Israel allies.



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Iran frees nine Indian crew from seized tanker: India govt

Iran frees nine Indian crew from seized tanker: India govtIran has freed nine of 12 Indian crew from a Panama-flagged tanker seized on July 14, India’s foreign ministry said Friday. Iran had accused the MT Riah ship of smuggling contraband fuel when it was detained, amid mounting tensions between the Iranian government and both Britain and the US over shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. “Nine crew members have been released and they will be on their way to India soon,” said Indian foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar.



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UPDATE 3-Ukraine seizes Russian tanker, frees crew after Moscow threat

UPDATE 3-Ukraine seizes Russian tanker, frees crew after Moscow threat



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Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visitVenezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Twitter. The move by President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which faces a challenge to its legitimacy from National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, comes days before a visit by Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, to meet victims of rights abuses and speak with both leaders.



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