Saturday, 14 December 2019

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Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead in Jakarta

JAKARTA: Six people have been killed and 200 injured during mass rallies in Jakarta against the re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Indonesian police confirmed the death toll based on reports from hospitals. They said the cause of the deaths was being investigated. The national police chief has denied his ...

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Japan protests over planned Russian drills on Kuril Islands

TOKYO: The Japanese government has lodged a protest with Russia over Moscow’s plans to hold a military exercise in the area of the disputed Kuril Islands, referred to by Tokyo as the Northern Territories, the Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, citing the Japanese Foreign Ministry. “This does not correspond ...

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Canada to evacuate 113 citizens from Haiti amid violent unrest

OTTAWA: Canada will bring from Haiti 113 nationals, who were unable to return to their homeland as protests gripped the Caribbean nation, Francois Legault, the prime minister of Canada’s eastern province of Quebec, said. “Air Transat [airline] has just confirmed to me that the 113 passengers will be brought back from Haiti ...

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China protests visit by India’s Modi to disputed border area

BEIJING: China on Saturday protested the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a contested region located on the border between the two countries. “The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit,” ...

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Police station attacked, cars torched in Portugal protests

SEIXAL: Unidentified attackers threw petrol bombs at a police station in the Portuguese city of Setubal and torched cars in the capital Lisbon on Tuesday, hours after a protest against alleged racially-motivated police violence ended in clashes. Police said in a statement that three petrol bombs caused damage to the ...

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Jordan protests new Israeli airport near border

AMMAN: Jordan has protested the opening of a new Israeli airport near its border, the state-run Al-Mamlaka television said. Located 18 kilometers from the southern Israeli city of Eilat, the Ramon International Airport will be a few kilometers away from Jordanian border. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will officially inaugurate ...

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Karni Sena protests against Kangana’s Manikarnika

BOLLYWOOD: Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has been creating headlines ever since it was announced. The film has landed once again in troubled waters. On Thursday, the Hindu outfit Karni Sena, protested against the release of the film. They are upset as they believe that the film shows ...

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Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

HARARE: Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices. The streets of the capital Harare were deserted a day after widespread demonstrations when public anger erupted over ...

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Over 3,000 people join annual demonstration in Hong Kong

BEIJING: More than 3,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to take part in a traditional annual January 1 demonstration to express their protests against the policy of the regional administration. According to the South China Morning Post, organizers of the march expected 5,500-5,800 people to ...

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Naseeruddin Shah’s Ajmer event cancelled after protests

BOLLYWOOD actor Naseeruddin Shah is receiving backlash on social media a day he expressed fear for his children in today’s India. India Today had reported that Shah was concerned for his children because he imagines a situation where they may be surrounded by an angry extremists mob and asked: “Are ...

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