As Iran's Economy Suffers, Afghan Migrants Forced To Go Home

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Iran's currency has dropped sharply this year, and U.S. sanctions on the country are expected to further undermine its economy. The financial instability is taking a toll on the large numbers of Afghan migrants who live in Iran, forcing many to return home to their war-torn country.
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Drone Detective: Traffic Crimes Caught In Kosovo

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Police forces around the world are using drones to catch traffic violations, including on the roads of Kosovo -- some of the most dangerous in Europe.
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Mattis Urges Macedonians To Vote

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Macedonians to vote in a forthcoming referendum on changing their country's name, after arriving in Skopje on September 17.
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Georgian Orthodox Church Protests Against Marijuana Legalization

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Georgian Orthodox clerics have led a protest march against the country's decriminalization and possible export of marijuana. After the ailing church leader, Patriarch Ilia II, condemned Georgia's marijuana policies in a Sunday sermon on September 16, hundreds of churchgoers marched from the mass to
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Serbian Prime Minister, Belgrade Mayor Attend Gay Parade

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Hundreds of participants in an LGBT pride parade in Belgrade were joined by the city's mayor, Zoran Radojcic, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who is herself a lesbian, and a number of ambassadors on September 16. A few dozen Orthodox Christian protesters stood near the route of the LGBT parade
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Hurricane Leaves Flood, Destruction In North Carolina City

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Footage taken on September 15 in New Bern, a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina, shows the devastating impact of Hurricane Florence. A local resident compared the noise created by the hurricane to "a grand symphony [orchestra] tuning their instruments." The video also features a U.S. Coast
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Pakistan Set To Auction Old Government Limos

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Pakistan is set to auction off about 100 luxury cars used by senior officials of previous governments. Potential buyers inspected the vehicles in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, ahead of the September 17 limousine auction. Pakistan's new prime minister, Imran Khan, promised to end what he called
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Ukrainian Art Exhibit Pays Tribute To LGBT Soldiers

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An art exhibit in Kyiv focuses on LGBT people who have served in the conflict in the country's east. One ex-soldier who took part in the project says it breaks taboos by showing gay and lesbian soldiers as defenders of the country.
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Bordering Madness: Ukrainians Struggle On Russia's Frontiers

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A town split between Russia and Ukraine has had a border running through it for decades, but people were able to move to and fro without a problem. Now, a harder border enforced by both sides has made life difficult for many in the area.
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Suspects In Novichok Poisoning Case Say They Were In Salisbury "As Tourists"

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Two Russian men named by Britain as top suspects in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter, and two others have appeared on state-sponsored TV to defend themselves. They acknowledged that they visited the town of Salisbury at the time of the nerve agent attack on the Skripals, but
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Russia Holds Massive Military Drill To 'Project Power In Asia-Pacific Region'

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Russia is holding a massive military exercise in the eastern part of the country. Moscow claims as many as 300,000 troops are taking part in military maneuvers known as Vostok-2018.
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A Rare Glimpse Of Early Soviet-Era Uzbekistan

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The extraordinary photographs of Soviet-era Uzbekistan shot by Russian-born Max Penson were forgotten for decades, but his grandson has worked to bring them back to light.
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Punches Thrown As Tajik Officials, Activists Scuffle In Poland

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There were violent scenes on the sidelines of an OSCE rights conference in Warsaw on September 11 after a scuffle broke out between Tajik opposition activists and government officials. The altercation started after one of the activists gave a poster reading "Free Political Prisoners" to Ayomiddin
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Pakistani Pay Dirt: Sweeping Karachi's Streets For Gold

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Pakistani sweepers hunt for gold dust on a jewelers' street in Karachi.
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'No Other Choice': 16-Year-Old Expected To Marry Man Of 70

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A 70-year-old man has offered to pay to marry a 16-year-old ethnic Turkmen girl in Afghanistan. The girl's mother says they are desperate and need the cash.
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Jewish New Year Celebrations In Pilgrimage City Of Uman, Ukraine

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Jewish pilgrims gathered in the Ukrainian city of Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, on September 9. The city was was the final home of Reb Nachman, a Jewish spiritual leader who founded the Breslov Hasidic movement, and thousands of people come to visit his grave each year. The
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Dying Kyrgyz Village Hopes For Resurrection

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Only 30 families are left in the remote Kyrgyz village of Enilchek, but they hope tourism will revive the once-thriving mining community.
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Dashcam Footage Shows Moldovan President's Car Crash

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Moldovan President Igor Dodon sustained minor injuries in a September 9 traffic accident, according to Moldovan officials. Video recorded by a dashboard camera and released by Moldova's presidential office shows cars in the presidential motorcade colliding with a truck near the city of Straseni.
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Pension Protests In Russia Prompt Violent Crackdown

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Russian police used force to break up peaceful protests across the country on September 9. Thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against planned pension reforms that would raise the retirement age. Some protesters were beaten and children were among the more than 1,000 people who were
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Kremlin Opponents Protest Pension-Reform Plan On Election Day

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Thousands of Russians across the country have protested the government's plan to raise the retirement age. The September 9 rallies coincided with regional and local elections nationwide. Tense confrontations with police resulted in scores of detentions. Current Time television -- a Russian-language
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