Iranian women political prisoners urge end to protester executions

A file picture obtained by AFP outside Iran shows the scene of a protest for Mahsa Amini, a woman who reportedly died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran on September 20, 2022. – Demonstrations have been less frequent in recent weeks in Iran, but the protest remains alive after four […]

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Gabon foreign minister dies after heart attack at cabinet meeting

Gabon’s foreign minister Michael Moussa Adamo died Friday after suffering a heart attack during a cabinet meeting, the government and a presidential source said. Moussa Adamo, 62, an ally of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, suffered a heart attack and died “despite efforts by specialists” to revive him, the government said in a brief statement. He […]

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7.0-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning lifted

Earthquakes Seismograph; Photo: Khaleej Times An offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hit near eastern Indonesia’s Maluku islands on Wednesday, forcing panicked residents to run into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of casualties but light damage was reported on at least one island. The epicentre of […]

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Vietnam president resigns amid major anti-graft purge

In this file photo taken on October 21, 2022 Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at a ceremony commemorating the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s accession to the United Nations in Hanoi’s international convention centre. – Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has resigned, state media reported January 17, 2023. (Photo by Nhac Nguyen / AFP) Vietnam […]

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5 killed, 40 injured in gas cylinder explosion at Indian wedding

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot arrives to meet families of the victims of Thursday’s fire incident, in Jodhpur (PTI) Police on Friday reported that five people were killed and more than 40 injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in at a wedding gathering. Police official, Anil Kayal said the explosion occurred in a village […]

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Knocks as South Africa pub ‘bans’ unaccompanied black clients

A Cape Town pub drew a rebuke from the South African government and widespread condemnation on Tuesday after it allegedly barred a black man from entering without a white escort. The government urged police to probe “with speed” the “appalling” and “racist incident”, which it said saw 25-year-old Thabiso Danca denied entry at Hank’s Olde […]

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