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Navy bribery fugitive ‘Fat Leonard’ seeks Venezuelan asylum

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who orchestrated a huge bribery scheme involving dozens of US Navy officials, has requested asylum in Venezuela, a law official enforcement said Monday, nearly a week after he was captured in the South American country. Leonard Glenn Francis slipped away from house arrest in …

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Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos | Russia-Ukraine war news

The Kremlin says no decision has been taken on whether to seal Russia’s borders to stop an exodus of military-aged men fleeing the country after days of chaotic scenes during partial mobilisation for its war in Ukraine. Asked on Monday about the prospect of the border being shut, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “I …

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Sudan officials warn of disease from unidentified bodies

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese medical officials warned Monday that more than 1, 500 unidentified bodies piled up in several of the country’s morgues could lead to an outbreak of disease, amid accusations the government is covering up their causes of death. Among the deceased are believed to be pro-democracy protesters, who say were killed by …

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EU, US question Serbia’s EU commitment after Russia deal | European Union News

West questions Belgrade after signing a deal with Moscow pledging long-term consultations on foreign policy. The European Union and the United States have questioned Serbia’s proclaimed commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow pledging long-term “consultations” on foreign policy matters amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Serbia’s officials signed the …

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Iran warns the West over protests as international backlash grows

Iran Has accused Western leaders of trying to “violate its sovereignty” by making comments Supporting protesters angry over the death of a young woman who had been detained by the country’s morality police. “In the recent riots, the political leaders of America and Europe, their media, exploited a tragic incident under investigation and with the …

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Canada to end all COVID travel restrictions from October 1 | Business and Economy News

The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel industry, already booming after months of lull during the pandemic. Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from October 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government has said. The move, announced on Monday, is likely to boost the Canadian travel …

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UN truck hit by debris from apparent drone strike

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Flying debris from an apparent drone strike has damaged a World Food Program truck in Ethiopia’s besieged Tigray region, the UN agency said Monday, after Ethiopian forces and rival Tigray ones recently chose renewed fighting over peace. The government accused Tigray forces of transporting fighters in trucks “illegally” painted with UN …

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Gunman opens fire at Russia school killing 13 | Gun Violence News

At least 13 people have been killed, including seven children, after a gunman opened fire at a school in Izhevsk city, 960km (600 miles) east of the capital Moscow, authorities said. Russia’s Investigative Committee identified the gunman as 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev, a graduate of the school that he attacked. He shot himself dead at School …

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Gunman fires at Russian draft office amid anger over Ukraine mobilization

A gunman opened fire at a draft office in Russia‘s Siberian region of Irkutsk on Monday amid a growing backlash against President Vladimir Putin‘s chaotic efforts to mobilize more people to boost his troops in Ukraine. The man, whom officials have not identified, opened fire in the far-eastern city of Ust-Ilimsk, seriously injuring a recruiting …

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