Saturday, 23 October 2021

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Thousands protest in Bangladesh after deadly clashes

DHAKA – Thousands of people demonstrated in Bangladesh, a day after clashes between police and hardline Islamist protestors against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left five dead. The violence, which began Friday at the main mosque in the capital Dhaka, rocked several key districts in the Muslim-majority ...

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Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

HONG KONG prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence. Protesters and police battled through the night at university campuses and other locations only ...

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Indian tea exports to Pakistan plunged 50% since clashes

NEW DELHI: Indian tea exports to Pakistan have plunged 50 per cent since the two countries clashed in February, according to a report published by Indian business news website Business Standard. Amid growing tensions over the illegal annexation of Indian-occupied Kashmir by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the tea trade ...

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Hong Kong chief says China extradition bill ‘dead’

HONG KONG chief Carrie Lam has said a controversial bill that would’ve allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland and that subsequently led to mass protests in the city is “dead”. “I have almost immediately put a stop to the [bill] amendment exercise. But there are still lingering doubts about the ...

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Sudanese security forces kill six in clashes with protesters

KHARTOUM: Members of the Sudanese security forces have shot and killed six people, including an army officer, in overnight clashes with protesters behind the uprising that drove Omar al-Bashir from power last month, a medical union said. The killings took place after nightfall on Monday, when protests in Sudan usually ...

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Dozens hurt in deadly Venezuela clashes

CARACAS: A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. The military fired tear gas and water cannon amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for those responsible for the death of a 27-year-old woman to be ...

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More than 100 killed in Congo clashes days before vote

KINSHASA: More than 100 people have died in clashes between rival ethnic groups in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo this week, local activists said. The fighting in Mai-Ndombe province is some of the worst to hit the normally peaceful area in years and comes days before Sunday’s long-delayed presidential, legislative ...

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Stanley clashes with Boxer Amir Khan in I’m A Celebrity

LONDON: It didn’t take long for the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp mates to start bickering, and now Stanley Johnson and Amir Khan are the latest to have a bust-up. The spat started over this year’s controversial cast member, Iain Lee, who has certainly stirred the ...

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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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G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

HAMBURG: Seventy-six police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters in Germany’s city of Hamburg, where a G20 summit starts shortly. Three officers were taken to hospital, police said. There were also reports of injuries among protesters. The clashes began when police charged at masked protesters at a “Welcome ...

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