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Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide". "Human rights are under assault," said the secretary-general as he opened the UN Human Rights Council's main...

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir resigns

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir resigns

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submited his resignation to the king, his office said Monday.  Speculations are rife over what led to the resignation with local media reporting two different scenarios. Malaysiakini, an online news portal, quoted an unnamed source...

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Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak rises to 2,594

Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak rises to 2,594

The death toll in China from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 2,594, the country’s National Health Commission said Monday. The commission said 150 people have died in the past 24 hours while 409 new cases were detected by health authorities, bringing the total number of confirmed...

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Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds

Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds

Mobile phone services were restored across swathes of Taliban-contested areas of Afghanistan over the weekend as a partial truce with the militants held for a second day. The Taliban, US and Afghan forces are currently overseeing a week-long "reduction in violence" that kicked off on...

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