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Uzbekistan’s Central Election Commission ready for parliamentary elections early voting

Early voting for parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan will be held from Dec. 12-Dec. 18, the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said Tuesday. “All polling stations are ready for early voting in the elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) and local authorities,” Deputy Chairman of the CEC Mahmud Istamov told reporters. According to Uzbekistan’s election laws, to ...

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US imposes fresh sanctions on top Myanmar army men for atrocities

Photo:Collected The United States has taken fresh action against 18 individuals, including the Myanmar Army chief, for their roles in atrocities and other abuses. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) came up with the sanctions. Other individuals, apart from four individuals from Myanmar, are located in Pakistan, Libya, Slovakia, Democratic Republic of the Congo ...

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6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said. The slain officer, Detective Joseph Seals, 40, was credited by his superiors with ...

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Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent and will tirelessly press ahead as the hunt gains widening international support, officials said Tuesday. Gen. Eduardo Mosqueira said Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and the United States had each lent planes to the search following ...

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Finland gets world’s youngest prime minister, a woman age 34

Finland became the country with the world’s youngest sitting head of government Tuesday when the Nordic country’s parliament chose a 34-year-old woman who is a prolific user of social media and a keen advocate for environmental issues as prime minister. Lawmakers in the 200-seat Eduskunta voted 99-70 to make Sanna Marin, a Social Democrat who served as transport and communications ...

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Fallen rights icon at UN court for Rohingya genocide case

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Gambia’s Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambadou, left, listen to judges in the court room of the International Court of Justice for the first day of three days of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace ...

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Obstruction, abuse of power charges unveiled in Trump impeachment

Democrats unveiled two impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump Tuesday, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction in pressuring Ukraine to help him attack his 2020 election rivals. The charges, if approved by the House of Representatives in a vote expected next week, would make Trump only the third US president to be impeached and placed on trial ...

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Indian protesters stage shutdown against citizenship bill

Hundreds of demonstrators closed down streets in northeastern India on Tuesday as part of an 11-hour shutdown in protest of legislation that would grant citizenship to persecuted Hindus and other religious minorities from Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who immigrated to the country illegally, reports AP. The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed by a majority vote in India’s lower house ...

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11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been hospitalized after a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Three Australians were suspected to be among the initial five confirmed dead, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney. “I fear there is worse news to come over the course of perhaps today or over the ...

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Ukraine and Russia agree to implement ceasefire

Ukraine and Russia have agreed to implement a “full and comprehensive” ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the end of 2019, after top-level talks. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky met face to face in Paris on Monday. Five-and-a-half years of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels have cost 13,000 lives.The negotiations were brokered by the leaders ...

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