Friday, 13 December 2019

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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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Iran’s government warns against ‘illegal’ gatherings after protests

TEHRAN: Iran’s government warned citizens Saturday against holding “illegal” public gatherings, following two days of rare anti-government protests which spread to a number of cities. The protests – described as the largest public display of discontent since the 2009 Green Movement in Iran – have emerged against a backdrop of ...

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Kapil Sharma slams death threats against Deepika

MUMBAI: Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma today came out in support of “Padmavati” star Deepika Padukone, saying it is wrong to resort to violence to register protests. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the period drama has been in the line of fire with various Rajput groups and political leaders accusing the filmmaker ...

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Indian producers delay ‘Padmavati’ after protests

MUMBAI: Indian filmmakers said they have delayed indefinitely the release of a Bollywood historical epic about a legendary Hindu queen that has been the subject of weeks of violent protests. A caste-based group has been targeting “Padmavati”, which was due to hit screens on December 1, over rumours that the ...

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India girl raped by teachers, critical after abortion

MUMBAI: A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion. Doctors told, she has suffered brain damage. Police have arrested the director of her school and a teacher in the northern state ...

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Kashmir: Top Kashmiri commander death sparks protests

SRINAGAR: The killing of a top Kashmiri commander and his comrade by New Delhi forces has sparked massive protests and violent clashes across the Indian-controlled Himalayan valley. Police spokesman Manoj Pandita said on Tuesday that Abu Dujana, of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group, was gunned down with an accomplice during a ...

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In Poland, Effort To Take Control Of The Courts Inspires Protests

WARSAW: As Poland’s ruling party moves to take control of the country’s high court, protesters are taking to the streets and European Union officials are warning of the possibility of sanctions. There is fear, both within and outside of Poland, that a proposed measure would upend an already-weakened system of ...

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Bangladesh envoy arrested in NY for abuse, Dhaka protests

NEW YORK: Bangladesh said on Wednesday the arrest of one of its diplomats in New York on charges of labor trafficking and assault appeared to be a violation of an international treaty on the treatment of diplomats. Mohammad Shahedul Islam, the deputy consul general of Bangladesh Consulate General in New ...

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South Korean court throws president out of office; two die in protests

SEOUL: South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office over a graft scandal involving the country’s conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China. The ruling sparked protests from hundreds of her supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police outside the ...

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