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At least 166 killed in Ethiopia protests

ADDIS ABABA: At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police said. Pop star Hachalu, a member of the Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest, was shot dead by unknown attackers in Addis Ababa on Monday ...

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Iran condemns US show of support for ‘rioters’

TEHRAN: Iran condemned the United States’ support for “rioters” in a statement issued late Sunday, after two days of violent protests in the Islamic republic against a petrol price hike. The foreign ministry said that it was reacting to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “expression of support… for a ...

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Hong Kong condemns attack on justice secretary as protests paralyze city

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong government condemned on Friday an attack by a “violent mob” on the city’s justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests. Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, who was in London to promote Hong ...

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Violent protests in Bangladesh after Khaleda Zia verdict

DHAKA: Violent protests have taken place across Bangladesh after former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail. She was found guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated. The Bangladesh Police have detained at ...

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300 arrested in third night of Tunisia’s violent protests

TUNIS: A third night of unrest has shaken Tunisia where authorities on Thursday said more than 600 people have been arrested this week as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets. Tunisia is considered a rare success story of the Arab Spring uprisings that began in the North ...

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Indian court rejects legal attempt to block global release of ‘Padmavati’

MUMBAI: India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against Padmavati amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and ...

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Students in India set university on fire after death

CHENNAI: Violent protests have broken out at an Indian university over the death of a student who reportedly killed herself after being caught cheating in an exam. Students at Sathyabhama University in Chennai started burning furniture on their campus late on Wednesday night, local media said. Protesters claimed that university ...

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Ram Rahim Gets 20 Years In Jail For Rape, Cried In Court

ROHTAK, Haryana:  Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the rape of two women followers. The 50-year-old chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect wept as he was sentenced at a jail in Haryana’s Rohtak by Judge Jagdeep Singh, who flew ...

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