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US extends support to protests against forced hijab in Iran

Washington, Feb 3 (UNI) The United States has extended its support to the Iranian people who have been protesting against women being forced to wear hijab.
In a press statement here on Friday, Ms Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson, said the United States supports the Iranian people who are protesting against women being forced to wear the hijab.
"We condemn the reported arrests of at least 29 individuals for exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms by standing up against the compulsory hijab. The United States remains steadfast in our support for the rights to freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and peaceful assembly. People should be free to choose the clothes they wear, and practice their faith as they desire. Depriving individuals of this choice undermines their autonomy and dignity," the statement said.
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Afghan registers 86 new cases of COVID-19

13 Aug 2020 | 11:57 PM

Kabul, Aug 13 (UNI) Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported 86 new cases of Novel Coronavirus in the country during the past 24 hours, while nine more people succumbed to the virus during the same time.

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COVID-19: Bangladesh registers 44 more fatalities in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Bangladesh registers 44 more fatalities in last 24 hours

13 Aug 2020 | 6:34 PM

Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNI) The COVID related deaths has reached 3,557 in Bangladesh on Thursday as the country recorded 44 more fatalities from the virus in the past 24 hours.

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US polls:Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates

US polls:Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates

13 Aug 2020 | 4:51 PM

Washington, Aug 13 (UNI) United States presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attended a campaign event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, together with Kamala Harris, his choice of Democratic vice-presidential candidate, in what was the duo's first public appearance as running mates.

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Israel successfully tests Arrow-2 anti-missile

Israel successfully tests Arrow-2 anti-missile

13 Aug 2020 | 2:28 PM

Jerusalem, Aug 13 (UNI) Israel has successfully tested its Arrow-2 ballistic missile interceptor, the defense ministry said on Thursday.

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B'desh former chief justice,10 other indicated in graft case

B'desh former chief justice,10 other indicated in graft case

13 Aug 2020 | 1:51 PM

Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNI) A Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against 11 people, including former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, in a case lodged over embezzling Taka four crore from then Farmers Bank and laundering the money abroad.

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