500 arrested in Bangladesh over violent protests

More than 500 people, including some opposition leaders, have been detained over days of clashes in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka sparked by protests against job quotas, police said Monday. “At least 532 people have been arrested over the violence,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesman Faruk Hossain told AFP. “They include some BNP leaders,” he added, referring […]

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New Zealand links four deaths to ‘suicide kit’ sales

A New Zealand coroner has formally linked four deaths to the sale of “suicide kits” bought online from a former Canadian chef, according to findings published Monday. Coroner Alexandra Cunninghame found that three students, aged 18 to 21, and one 40-year-old personal trainer killed themselves after buying kits from businesses linked to Canadian Kenneth Law. Canadian […]

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16 die in China shopping complex fire

Sixteen people have died in China after a fire incident at a shopping centre. Reports had it Thursday morning that the incident occurred at the shopping mall on Wednesday in the southwestern Chinese city of Zigong. Firefighters got to the fire shortly after 6 pm at the 14-storey commercial building, pulling 75 people to safety, […]

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‘Media has been lying about Trump’ – Amber Rose

American model and rapper, Amber Rose, has explained her decision to support the Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump, in the upcoming presidential election. Amber, a former critic of Trump, said her change of heart was due to her discovery that the media has been lying about the former president. She spoke at the Republican National […]

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Kenya sends more police to combat Haiti gang crisis

Another 200 Kenyan police officers have left for Haiti under a UN-backed mission to try to quell rampant gang violence in the troubled Caribbean nation, senior police officers said Tuesday. “We have 200 police officers who left last night, they should land in their destination of Haiti this morning,” one senior officer told AFP. “They […]

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Labour tipped to win as UK elects new PM

Britons headed to the polls Thursday in a general election widely expected to emphatically return the opposition Labour Party to power and end nearly a decade-and-a-half of Conservative rule. The country’s first national ballot since Boris Johnson won a landslide for the Tories in 2019 follows Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s surprise call to hold it […]

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Biden won’t withdraw from presidential race — Spokesperson

Joe Biden is “absolutely not” pulling out of the US presidential race, his spokeswoman said Wednesday, as pressure mounted following his disastrous debate performance against Donald Trump. Panic has gripped his Democratic Party in the wake of last week’s TV debate, and internal rumblings about finding a replacement candidate before November’s election have been amplified […]

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Biden blasts landmark Supreme Court ruling on Trump immunity

President Joe Biden warned Monday that the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on presidential immunity sets a “dangerous precedent” that Donald Trump would exploit if elected in November. The conservative-dominated high court ruled that Trump — and all presidents — enjoy “absolute immunity” from criminal prosecution for “official acts” taken while in office, but can […]

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