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Morning news brief: Human rights violation in China, Trump’s FBI records ‘no cause for alarm’, & more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 01, 2022, 09:34 AM IST
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A recent report released by the UN, the human rights chief claimed that anti-terrorism and anti-extremism policies led by the government had led to serious human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang province. In other news, the legal team for US former President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that there was no "cause for alarm" during the FBI raid but still continues to seek a special master to review the documents. In other news, a US official stating US information claimed that the Russian military is seeking to enlist contract service members and can even draw convicted criminals due to a manpower shortage in Ukraine. Finally, the US Open 2022 saw Serena Williams move to the third round with a tenacious victory over Estonian Anett Kontaveit on Thursday.

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More than a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are allegedly being detained by Beijing in western Xinjiang.

"Simply put, the notion that Presidential records would contain sensitive information should have never been cause for alarm," Trump’s lawyers told the judge according to Reuters. 

As the conflict in Ukraine approaches its seventh month, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday increasing the strength of Russia's armed forces from 1.9 million to 2.04 million. 

The 40-year-old, who is expected to officially announce her retirement at the end of the tournament, showed brilliant fight to clinch the encounter 7-6, 2-6, 6-2. 

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