Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Tag Archives: violence

Amnesty signals danger of unrest in region as India isolates Kashmir

SRI NAGAR: Amnesty International, a global rights group, has cautioned India that its decision to amend the status of the Jammu and Kashmir would pave way for an increase in violence. In a statement, Amnesty International asserted that “the unilateral decision” made by India without consulting stakeholders “amidst a clampdown ...

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YouTube needs ‘new set of rules and laws’

PARIS: The video-sharing platform YouTube is striving to block those who would use it to promote racism, hate speech, violence and disinformation, its number two executive has told AFP, as the Google-owned company comes under increasing scrutiny. “YouTube has now grown to a big city. More bad actors have come ...

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Wife files domestic abuse complaint against Mohsin Abbas

LAHORE: Mohsin Abbas Haider case has now landed in court after her wife Fatima Sohail filed an application with a local police station accusing her husband of committing violence. Model, actor and singer Mohsin Abbas Haider has been accused of domestic violence by his wife in a social media post ...

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Ukraine hosts biggest ever gay pride parade

KIEV: Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching in a gay pride parade in Kiev, the biggest and most peaceful ever in the former Soviet country. Crowds of people, many dressed in bright colors, paraded along streets in the center of the Ukrainian capital, holding up banners saying “Diversity ...

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Ethiopia army chief shot dead in ‘coup bid’ attacks

ADDIS ABABA: The chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army Gen Seare Mekonnen has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In ...

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Women across Switzerland hold strike for equality

Women in Switzerland walked off the job, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence, AP reported. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the “women’s strike,” while many are also demanding higher pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers. ...

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8 dead in gun battle between rival Indian political parties

NEW DELHI: At least eight persons were allegedly killed and several others injured and missing following a gun battle between West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP workers in West Bengal state, police and a local politician said on Sunday. At least 18 others were injured in the clashes ...

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Petrol bombs hurled at Albania’s PM office

TIRANA:Anger against Albanian prime minister Edi Rama mounted on Saturday as thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital city of Tirana, some of whom hurled petrol bombs at his office gate. For the past three months, protests have erupted all over the country calling for Rama to ...

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Colombian Film-maker killed while making documentary on violence

BOGOTÁ: Mauricio Lezama was collecting testimonies from people who suffered violence during the civil war when he was shot and killed by four armed men in the town of Arauquita, in Arauca department, governor Ricardo Arevalo told reporters. Arevalo blamed the killing on a splinter group of FARC which rejected ...

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Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

BAMAKO: Mali’s prime minister resigned along with his entire government following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead. A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said he had accepted Soumeylou Boubeye ...

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