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    He can't get air time on state TV and is banned from Russia's March election. But opposition politician Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader and lawyer, is still attracting attention from young Russians through social media.


    A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

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    Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region.

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    Jordan's King Abdullah II is appealing to U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" after the Trump administration's recent decision to designate Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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    An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death a German woman of Moroccan origin for membership in ISIS, a spokesperson said.