Monday, 26 October 2020

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Tens of thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

PARIS: Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence. Demonstrators on Monday gathered in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey, where riot police in Istanbul blocked the ...

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At least 24 dead as plane crashes into DRC homes

GOMA: At least 24 people have died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say. Residents on the ground, including four family members, were among the victims. The small aircraft went down in the Mapendo neighbourhood after “missing” its ...

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French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

LES MUREAUX: Sylvia. Dalila. Aminata. Céline. Julie. Their names are plastered on buildings and headlines across France, calling attention to their shared fate: Each was killed, allegedly by a current or former partner this year. More than 130 women have died from domestic violence this year alone in France, according ...

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Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin

BERLIN: Fritz von Weizsaecker, son of former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, was killed in a lethal knife attack while lecturing at a hospital in Berlin on Tuesday evening. Despite immediate reanimation attempts, the 59-year-old von Weizsaecker succumbed to his injuries, the Berlin police announced on Twitter. A police officer ...

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Shooting attack in California suburb leaves 4 dead

FRESNO: An attack on a family party in California’s Central Valley that left four people dead and six wounded has spurred shock and fear in the close-knit Hmong community. Police say at least two gunmen entered a Fresno backyard Sunday evening and fired at a group of men watching football ...

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Death toll in Bolivia unrest rises to 23

Four more people were killed in Bolivia over the past few days, bringing the death toll from the political unrest to at least 23, according to several reports. The turmoil began in October, when President Evo Morales won a controversial fourth term in office. Protesters took to the streets claiming ...

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Hong Kong condemns attack on justice secretary as protests paralyze city

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong government condemned on Friday an attack by a “violent mob” on the city’s justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests. Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, who was in London to promote Hong ...

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Two killed in California school shooting, teen in custody

SANTA CLARITA: A teenage boy gunned down fellow students at a California high school on his 16th birthday, killing two and wounding another three before turning the pistol on himself. The gunman was taken into custody in “grave” condition, police said, as officers stormed Saugus High School in Santa Clarita ...

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Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

HONG KONG prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence. Protesters and police battled through the night at university campuses and other locations only ...

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