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Opposition holds mass rally in Minsk despite ban

Minsk, Aug 23 (UNI) Opposition supporters in Belarus held a mass rally in the capital Minsk on Sunday despits a ban by the government, two weeks after a disputed election gave President Alexander Lukashenko another term in office with an 'overwhelming' majority.
Sources said that despite heavy police presence, tens of thousands of people poured into Independence Square on Sunday, many carrying opposition's red and white flags, and chanted "freedom" and anti-government slogans, the BBC reported.
After gathering in the square, some demonstrators moved towards the "Hero City" war memorial and the presidential palace, however they were blocked by a security cordon forcing them to disperse.
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FATF keeps Pakistan in

FATF keeps Pakistan in "grey list"

23 Oct 2020 | 11:41 PM

Paris, Oct 23 (UNI) The terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday decided to retain Pakistan on its "grey list" as six out of 27 international anti-terrorism financing norms still remain unaddressed by the country.

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Bangladesh records 1,586 cases of COVID-19

Bangladesh records 1,586 cases of COVID-19

23 Oct 2020 | 9:01 PM

Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNI) Bangladesh on Friday recorded 1,586 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,96,413.

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China, Bangladesh foreign ministers hold talks over phone about Rohingya repatriation

China, Bangladesh foreign ministers hold talks over phone about Rohingya repatriation

23 Oct 2020 | 7:31 PM

Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNI) China has assured Bangladesh that it would take initiatives to arrange second round of foreign ministerial level ‘tripartite talks’ with Myanmar over Rohingya repatriation after next month’s Myanmar general elections.

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Xi bats for world peace, justice at Korean war commemoration

Xi bats for world peace, justice at Korean war commemoration

23 Oct 2020 | 4:19 PM

Beijing, Oct 23 (UNI) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday urged efforts to safeguard world peace and justice at a meeting commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) entering the Korean front in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea.

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Xi bats for world peace and justice at Korean war commemoration

Xi bats for world peace and justice at Korean war commemoration

23 Oct 2020 | 3:04 PM

Beijing, Oct 23 (UNI) Chinese Premier Xi Jinping on Friday urged efforts to safeguard world peace and justice at a meeting commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) entering the Korean front in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea.

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