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'Are you real?': Russian president Vladimir Putin quashes rumours that he uses a body double in public for security reasons
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'Are you real?': Russian president Vladimir Putin quashes rumours that he uses a body double in public for security reasons

Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged he was offered the chance to use a body double to make appearances in public for security reasons but said he declined the offer and never used one.

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Egypt Football Association chief Hani Abou Rida resigns following team's shock defeat to South Africa
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Egypt Football Association chief Hani Abou Rida resigns following team's shock defeat to South Africa

Favourites Egypt crashed out of the Africa Cup after a shock defeat to South Africa 1-0, prompting members of the coaching and support staff to resign

FIFA World Cup 2018: Egypt's Mohamed Salah made honorary citizen of Chechnya by strongman Ramzan Kadyrov
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Egypt's Mohamed Salah made honorary citizen of Chechnya by strongman Ramzan Kadyrov

After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Egypt's Mohamed Salah makes headlines for Chechnya photo
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Egypt's Mohamed Salah makes headlines for Chechnya photo

Mohamed Salah, a star attraction ahead of football's 2018 World Cup in Russia, has made headlines for a smiling photo with Ramzan Kadyrov, strongman of Chechnya where his Egypt team have set up camp.

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, reported killed in Kiev, shows up at news conference; Ukraine says faked death claim as a trap
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Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, reported killed in Kiev, shows up at news conference; Ukraine says faked death claim as a trap

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had been reported shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday, has shown up at a news conference very much alive.

Paris knife attacker claims allegiance to Islamic State in video released by group; deadly attack killed 1, injured 4 on Sunday
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Paris knife attacker claims allegiance to Islamic State in video released by group; deadly attack killed 1, injured 4 on Sunday

The Islamic State, which has claimed the deadly knife attack in Paris this weekend, released a video on Monday of a young man it claims was the attacker pledging allegiance to the jihadi group.

Man behind deadly Paris knife attack was born in Chechnya, on nationwide radicalism database
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Man behind deadly Paris knife attack was born in Chechnya, on nationwide radicalism database

The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya and had been on police radar for radicalism, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said Sunday.

Four women shot dead in suspected Islamist attack on Orthodox church in Russia
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Four women shot dead in suspected Islamist attack on Orthodox church in Russia

Four women were shot dead in an apparent Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Russia on Sunday, officials and local media said.

Russian man speaks out on police torture on homosexual men in Chechnya
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Russian man speaks out on police torture on homosexual men in Chechnya

A gay man living in Chechnya, on Monday, went public to describe his detention and torture by police during a crackdown on homosexuals in the region ruled by strongman Ramzan Kadryov.

Myanmar violence: 200 protesters detained in St Petersburg at rally condemning crackdown against Rohingya Muslims
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Myanmar violence: 200 protesters detained in St Petersburg at rally condemning crackdown against Rohingya Muslims

Russian police detained people from a crowd of about 200 protesters in St Petersburg who had gathered over the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Rohingya crisis: Thousands rally in Russia's Chechnya to protest against 'genocide of Muslims'
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Rohingya crisis: Thousands rally in Russia's Chechnya to protest against 'genocide of Muslims'

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov brought tens of thousands of people to the streets of the capital Grozny on Monday to protest what he called the "genocide of Muslims" in Myanmar.

Russian police kills two suspected militants in gun fight in North Caucasus
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Russian police kills two suspected militants in gun fight in North Caucasus

Russian security forces say they have killed two suspected militants during a gun battle in a volatile region of Russia's North Caucasus.

Russian officials investigate claims of anti-gay killings in Chechnya
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Russian officials investigate claims of anti-gay killings in Chechnya

Russian officials are actively investigating claims of a purge of gay men in Chechnya, the media reported on Friday.

Chechnya is persecuting its gays: Here's what we can do to rise up against it
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Chechnya is persecuting its gays: Here's what we can do to rise up against it

"Let’s work on something more constructive, like freeing those who are tangled in the web of deceit in Chechnya." - Harish Iyer

Gay men flee Chechnya after strongman Ramzan Kadyrov's regime begins persecution of sexual minorities
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Gay men flee Chechnya after strongman Ramzan Kadyrov's regime begins persecution of sexual minorities

Ilya looks tired and drawn. After being beaten and tortured by men in military uniform in Russia's Chechnya region, he fled to Moscow but still fears for his life because he is gay.

Chechnya opens world's first concentration camp for homosexuals: Reports
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Chechnya opens world's first concentration camp for homosexuals: Reports

The news comes shortly after it was claimed 100 gay men had been detained and three killed in Chechnya last week,

Islamic conference in Chechnya: Why Sunnis are disassociating themselves from Salafists
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Islamic conference in Chechnya: Why Sunnis are disassociating themselves from Salafists

An Islamic conference was organised in Chechnya recently by Muslim clerics from around the world to take an uncompromising stand against Takfiri terrorism.

Vehicle blast near mosque in Russia's Ingushetia leaves one injured
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Vehicle blast near mosque in Russia's Ingushetia leaves one injured

The explosion took place Friday afternoon in Nazran, Ingushetia's Interior Ministry said.

Human Rights group attacked in Russia after assault on journalists
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Human Rights group attacked in Russia after assault on journalists

Armed men attacked the office of a prominent human rights organisation in the volatile Russian region of Ingushetia, hours after journalists were assaulted in the same area.