Wednesday, 19 December 2018

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Bangladesh to set election date as opposition cries foul

DHAKA: Bangladeshi authorities were set to announce later on Thursday a date for general elections despite the opposition crying foul and threatening protests. Chief Election Commissioner Nurul Huda will address the nation live at 7pm local time to announce the date, spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman told AFP. The vote in the ...

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Thousands rally to demand Romanian government resignation

BUCHAREST: Thousands of Romanians rallied for a third day running on Sunday against the Social Democrat government in anti-corruption protests, demanding Prime Minister Viorica Dancila step down. The protests in Bucharest and in several other major cities were peaceful, in contrast to the first night of demonstrations on Friday when riot ...

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Protests In India As Bangladesh Court Hears Case Of Arrested Photographer

DHAKA: Bangladesh is under international scanner for the arrest of award-winning photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam for critical remarks about the Awami League government over the recent student protests. Mr Alam, 63, arrested under law often called draconian, has claimed that he was tortured in police custody. His case ...

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Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence. For the last week students have brought parts of the capital Dhaka to a standstill with a ...

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Zimbabwe warns of crackdown after opposition vote protests

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s government vowed Wednesday to crack down on opposition dissent after three people were killed when protests against alleged electoral fraud were met by live ammunition, denting hopes of a new era for the country. Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition MDC party protests in downtown Harare, AFP witnesses ...

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Several injured during Iran water protests

TEHRAN: Several people were injured in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr late Saturday when demonstrators protesting against water pollution clashed with police, Iranian state media reported. The protesters set fire to rubbish bins and damaged public property, prompting police to fire tear gas to disperse them, state-run IRNA news ...

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Trump announces tough North Korea sanctions, China protests

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China has protested against Washington’s decision to impose sanctions against Chinese companies accused of conducting illicit economic deals with North Korea, the foreign ministry said. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced measures targeting more than 50 North Korea-linked shipping companies, vessels and trade businesses, hailing the package as ...

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What are the ‘Padmaavat’ protests about, Javed Akhtar

BOLLYWOOD: Javed Akhtar is confused after watching Padmaavat – and not because he didn’t get what was happening in the movie. The writer-lyricist saw Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial period drama with his wife, Shabana Azmi and left the cinema impressed more than anything. He questioned why protesters were objecting to ...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claim protests over

TEHRAN: The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday that a string of anti-government protests were over after six days of unrest. In comments to the semiofficial Fars news agency, Mohammad Ali Jafari said that only 15,000 people had turned out at the height of the rallies and that the ...

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Iran protesters rally again despite warning of crackdown

LONDON: Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by authorities of a crackdown , extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009. Giving his first public reaction to the protests, President Hassan Rouhani ...

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