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UN human rights committee asks Brazil to let Lula run in election

UN body says imprisoned former president cannot be disqualified from poll because his legal appeals are still ongoing.

Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva

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Pompeo forms Iran Action Group for post-nuclear deal policy

Group will coordinate and run policy towards Tehran, but analysts say the initiative puts US 'on path to war with Iran'.

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Hundreds of US newspapers denounce Trump's attacks on the press

More than 350 US news outlets join Boston Globe call to run editorials, addressing Trump's 'assault on the free press'.

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Aretha Franklin is remembered by friends, artists and fans

Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' and global icon, Aretha Franklin, who died at the age of 76 after battling cancer.

Aretha Franklin

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NSA broke into secure network of Al Jazeera and others: report

The NSA intelligence agency spied on Al Jazeera in 2006, when George Bush criticised the network for its reporting.

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Aretha Louise Franklin dies at the age of 76

The "Queen of Soul" and first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, passed away from pancreatic cancer.

Aretha Louise Franklin

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Trump cancels security clearance for ex-CIA director John Brennan

Trump claims Obama-era intelligence chief leveraged access to classified information to make 'outrageous' allegations.

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Nicaragua: Thousands demand the release of detained protesters

Rights group says that hundreds arrested during nearly four months of anti-government protests remain in detention.

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General and colonel among 14 arrested over Maduro 'attack'

Arrests of high-ranking Venezuelan military figures reflects growing discontent among armed forces, opposition says.

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Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary

Former refugee could become the first Somali American elected to US Congress if she wins November's election.

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