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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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Malaysia frees Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's poisoning

Malaysia frees Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's poisoningAs the court announced its decision, Siti Aisyah, 26, turned to her Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan Thi Huong, 30, in the dock and the two women, who had been facing the death penalty together, embraced in tears. Following the dramatic decision to release Siti Aisyah, a defense lawyer asked for an adjournment in the case against Huong in order to submit a request that charges be dropped against her too. Defense lawyers have maintained that the women were pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents.



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Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder caseAn Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision that delighted her friends and family. Siti Aisyah smiled as she was ushered into a car outside the court, where she had been on trial for a year and a half alongside a Vietnamese woman for the 2017 murder of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport. Indonesian officials mounted a major diplomatic effort to free Aisyah, which included pressure from the president.



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Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder caseAn Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision that delighted her friends and family. Siti Aisyah smiled as she was ushered into a car outside the court, where she had been on trial for a year and a half alongside a Vietnamese woman for the 2017 murder of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport. Indonesian officials mounted a major diplomatic effort to free Aisyah, which included pressure from the president.



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Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASS

Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASSA model from Belarus who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump’s election was freed from Russian police custody on Tuesday, but remains a suspect in an unrelated criminal case, the TASS news agency reported. Anastasia Vashukevich and three others were detained upon arrival at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after being deported from Thailand. Russian authorities have said they suspect her of forcing women into prostitution, a charge that carries a jail sentence of up to three years.



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Meng Wanzhou: Canadian court frees detained Chinese Huawei executive

Meng Wanzhou: Canadian court frees detained Chinese Huawei executiveA judge has granted bail to detained Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou, potentially preventing the escalation of an international row between China and the US. The detention of the executive had threatened to further complicate relations between the US and China, which Donald Trump has previously threatened with a trade war. China had threatened severe consequences unless Canada released Ms Meng immediately.



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