Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Tag Archives: violence

Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly violence

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government. “I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic,” who has “accepted my resignation,” ...

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Padmavat: Violence after India top court lifts ban on film

BOLLYWOOD: Protesters in India’s Gujarat have blocked roads and caused local bus services to be suspended, after the Supreme Court cleared the release of controversial Bollywood film Padmavat. Extremist Hindu groups torched buses and vandalised a theatre in the western state of Gujarat on Sunday. Despite the court ruling and ...

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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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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women

Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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UN chief stresses need to tackle violence against women

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the need to tackle violence against woman. “Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who are most ...

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Online abuse silences women and girls, fuels violence, survey shows

LONDON: Pervasive online abuse and harassment pressure women and girls into censoring themselves on social media and fuel gender-based discrimination and violence, rights groups said. About one in four women in Britain, the United States and six other countries said in a survey they had experienced online abuse or harassment. ...

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Sri Lanka PM orders tight security in areas affected by violence

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle district affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said. The violent clashes that erupted on Friday night caused damage to property ...

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Nicole Kidman urges young actresses to take care

LONDON: Nicole Kidman has urged young women to ‘’take care’’ of themselves in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The 50-year-old actress believes aspiring stars in Hollywood need to make sure they ‘’don’t let anyone break [their] spirit’’ in light of the allegations made against the ...

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