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RT News - January 05, 2020 (17:00 MSK)

The body of assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani is returned home, as tens of thousands line the streets. His killing has put the world on 'war alert', after relations between the US and Iran sink to their lowest in years. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims he's 'slowly dying' in a UK prison, saying he's being plied with sedatives and subjected to 23 hours a day of solitary confinement. He made the allegations to a friend in a Christmas phone call. New year, new protests for Hong Kong after a massive turnout for 2020's first rally turns violent, with riot police deployed to disperse protesters.

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