Monday, 17 January 2022

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New protests called after Jerusalem clashes wound over 200

© Mohamad Torokman © Reuters JERUSALEM – Israel braced for more protests Saturday after clashes at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound wounded more than 200 people and as the US, EU and regional powers urged calm after days of escalating violence. In the unrest following prayers on Friday, Israeli riot police ...

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200 rights groups push for UN arms embargo on Myanmar

Reuters Photo LONDON – More than 200 civil society groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, called on the UN Security Council on Wednesday to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar to help protect civilians peacefully protesting a military coup. Since the military seized power on Feb 1 and ousted an ...

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Former Maldives President Injured In Blast, Hospitalised

PTI Photo MALE – A suspected bomb blast injured former Maldives president and current parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday and he has been rushed to hospital, officials and residents said. The explosion went off as Nasheed, 53, was getting into his car in the capital Male, an official from ...

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Corona scare at G7 after Indian delegates test positive

G7 Flags LONDON – The Group of Seven foreign ministers’ meeting in London was hit by a Covid-19 scare on Wednesday when India’s foreign minister and his entire team said they were self-isolating after two delegation members tested positive. Britain is hosting the three-day meeting – the first such G7 ...

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Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills at least 23

PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images MEXICO CITY – An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent the train plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said. Rescuers found four bodies inside a rail car that ...

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May 1 riots rock Berlin: Police arrest over 350 people

Anadolu Agency BERLIN police have arrested at least 354 people who took part in May Day demonstrations that devolved into full-scale riots in the German capital, according to local media reports on Sunday. Reacting to the May 1 unrest, Berlin’s Interior Senator Andreas Geisel lashed out at the mostly young ...

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26 killed in Bangladesh boat accident

Reuters Photo/Mohammad Ponir Hossain DHAKA – At least 26 people were killed when a speedboat packed with passengers collided with a vessel transporting sand on Monday in the latest maritime disaster to hit Bangladesh. Police said the speedboat carrying about three dozen passengers from the town of Mawa rammed into ...

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Festival stampede kills at least 44 in Israel

AP Photo At least 44 people died and 103 were injured after midnight Thursday due to a stampede at an Israeli festival attended by tens of thousands of people, local media reported. The tragedy happened in Mount Meron in northern Israel during a festival celebrated every year on the eve ...

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India grieves 200,000 dead with many more probably uncounted

AP Photo NEW DELHI – Three days after his coronavirus symptoms appeared, Rajendra Karan struggled to breathe. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, his son drove him to a government hospital in Lucknow, the capital of India’s largest state. But the hospital wouldn’t let him in without a registration slip ...

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