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Huge rally in Barcelona demands jailed separatists' release

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Barcelona, Nov 12 (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people backing Catalonia's bid to secede from Spain packed the streets in downtown Barcelona Saturday to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders.
The rally's grassroots organizers called for 10 prominent members of the secessionist movement in the north-eastern Spanish region to be freed from prison.
Eight former members of Catalonia's dissolved Cabinet and two activists are in jail while Spanish authorities investigate their alleged...
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US, Saudi Arabia accuse Iran over Yemen missile launch

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Dubai, Nov 12 (AP) - Both Saudi Arabia and the U.S. now accuse Iran of supplying ballistic missiles to Shiite rebels in Yemen, including one that targeted the kingdom's capital of Riyadh and its international airport.
Here's what is known:
WHERE IS YEMEN AND WHO IS FIGHTING THERE?
Yemen, the Arab...
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Philippines backs down in S. China Sea after Beijing protest

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Manila, Nov 8 (AP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stopped construction work on a newly formed sand-bar in the disputed South China Sea after China protested, the defense chief said Wednesday, disclosing details of the territorial spat for the first time.
The dispute over a string of...
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Dozens of men describe rape, torture by Sri Lanka govt

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One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down.
Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a "torture room"...
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Top EU diplomat US should stick to Iran nuclear deal

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Washington, Nov 8 (AP) - The European Union's top diplomat said Tuesday the bloc is working with Congress and the Trump administration to ensure America's new policy toward Iran doesn't lead it to violate a landmark nuclear deal.
Federica Mogherini said that in meetings in Washington this week...
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