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President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will meet in Cleveland on Tuesday for the first of three televised debates.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused Donald Trump of rushing to install a new Supreme Court justice to eliminate Obamacare in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

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Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

White House hopeful Joe Biden branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US presidential election an "abuse of power".

Trump races to appoint replacement justice before election

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Trump races to appoint replacement justice before election

The race for the White House heated up with both sides galvanised by the battle to nominate a new Supreme Court justice.

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

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Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

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Spanish royal palace confirms that ex-king fled to UAE

The royal palace in Spain has confirmed previous reports that former King Juan Carlos, who faces corruption allegations, has fled to Abu Dhabi

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Iranian hard-liners in parliament reject president's nominee

Iranian lawmakers rejected Hossein Modares Khiabani's nomination for minister of trade and industries.

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House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

The measure targeting the 'Muslim ban' is seen as a symbolic victory as it is highly unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Israel's latest spy drama 'Tehran' explores nuclear tensions

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Israel's latest spy drama 'Tehran' explores nuclear tensions

The conservative press in Iran -- a country which strongly denies that its nuclear programme is for anything other than civilian use -- has ...

Sara Bakhtiar

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence in ...

Iran's Khamenei urges fight against 'tragic' virus resurgence

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Iran's Khamenei urges fight against 'tragic' virus resurgence

Iran has been struggling to contain the outbreak since announcing its first cases in February.

Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

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Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

Tehran's mayor has said in an interview that low voter turnout among Iranians is a sign of widespread malaise in the country due to the ...

Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

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Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

Zarif was heckled during a parliamentary session in Iran over negotiations with the US on sanctions.

Iran says accord under negotiation with China 'not secret'

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Iran says accord under negotiation with China 'not secret'

Iran has been negotiating a 25-year accord with China and the terms will be announced once a deal is struck, the foreign minister told a stormy ...

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Powerful explosion rocks health clinic in Iranian capital

At least 19 people have been killed after an explosion rocked the Iranian capital on Tuesday evening, state media reported.

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Erdogan shuts down university linked to rival

Erdogan has ordered a university co-founded by his rival Ahmet Davutoglu.

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YouTube culls prominent white supremacist channels over hate speech

YouTube has shut down six channels promoting white supremacy - including those of David Duke and Richard Spencer - as social media sites begin ...

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Tehran blast caused by gas explosion, Iran authorities say

The Iranian defence ministry says that an explosion at an industrial gas tank, which caused no casualties, was the cause of a huge blast in ...

Twitter hides 'abusive' Trump tweet targeting protestors

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Twitter hides 'abusive' Trump tweet targeting protestors

Twitter has hidden an 'abusive' tweet by US President Donald Trump in which he targets protesters.

Gasia Ohanes

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from economic turmoil ...

UK councillor suspended over Islamophobia promoted to 'wellbeing' chairman

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UK councillor suspended over Islamophobia promoted to 'wellbeing' chairman

A Tory Councillor in Nottinghamshire has returned to his role despite being suspended over Islamophobic comments made in response to the Nice ...

Erdogan orders study into Hagia Sophia mosque conversion: report

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Erdogan orders study into Hagia Sophia mosque conversion: report

Turkish officials are reportedly frustrated with with what they perceive as Greek infringements on Turkey's sovereignty.

Top Iran body denies negligence in teenage girl's killing

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Top Iran body denies negligence in teenage girl's killing

Iran's Guardian Council denied there was a link between the killing of a teenage girl by her father and a delayed child protection law.

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