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(Reuters) - China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists report said on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ruling Hindu nationalists pushed for final parliamentary approval on Wednesday for a law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution by granting citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighbouring countries.
KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide blasts in Afghanistan killed one person and injured more than 60 in an attack on Wednesday on the United States' main military base of Bagram that was repulsed after a 30-minute clash, Afghan and NATO officials said.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will lead Myanmar's defence at the World Court on Wednesday, where her country faces accusations of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will retaliate if the United States takes negative steps against it, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday when asked about the prospect of Washington imposing sanctions over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday.
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (Reuters) - Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday heightened the risk of another massive eruption, preventing the recovery of bodies two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists in steam and hot ash.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Nine people have been officially listed as missing after the eruption of a volcano on New Zealand's White Island, police said on Wednesday, seven of them Australians and two New Zealanders.
Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets. The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!