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‘Election gimmicks’: Head of Sri Lanka church blasts ‘selfish’ govt over Easter bombings probe

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The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has lambasted the country’s government over its alleged failure to avert the tragic Easter week bombings there, which killed 258 and left hundreds permanently injured. “The selfish power-hungry leaders did not worry about ordinary people… The leaders did not heed intelligence warnings… the Security Council did Read More

‘Grave aggression’: Israel begins demolition of residential buildings in the West Bank

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Israel has started demolishing 13 residential buildings in East Jerusalem’s Wadi Hummus for being too close to the separation barrier, even though the area falls under the Palestinian Authority’s administration. Israel Defense Force soldiers were seen placing explosives in a building set for demolition after they arrived before dawn. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Read More

Political pawns? Wives of French police officers demand govt action amid suicide epidemic

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Rising street violence coupled with government inaction has created intolerable conditions for France’s police force, according to wives of officers who spoke with Ruptly. Their concerns come amid a spike in police suicides. Weekly Yellow Vest demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s austerity measures have strained France’s police force, which was already experiencing fatigue due to Read More

Masked assailants attack Hong Kong protesters in subway

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter Clashes in Hong Kong escalated into violence on Sunday as police launched tear gas at pro-democracy protesters and a group of masked assailants attacked people making their way back from the rally in a subway station. The firing of tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who Read More

Graphic VIDEO shows men armed with sticks thrashing commuters after Hong Kong protest

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A group of masked men in white T-shirts was filmed brutally assaulting train passengers with wooden sticks shortly after a massive opposition rally ended in Hong Kong. Some 45 people were injured, one critically. A video surfaced on social media showing a group of men, many of them wearing surgical masks and armed with what Read More

Angry protesters have hardened in Hong Kong – now they want a revolution

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By Siobhan Robbins, South East Asia correspondent Once again Hong Kong’s air is thick with tear gas. Angry and determined, it’s protesters versus police in what is now a familiar game of cat and mouse. After hundreds of thousands peacefully marched in the day, when night fell fresh clashes again broke out. Riot police back Read More

Hong Kong clashes involving protesters, police and masked men turn violent

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter Clashes in Hong Kong escalated into violence on Sunday as police launched tear gas at pro-democracy protesters and a group of masked assailants attacked commuters in a subway station. The firing of tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who have taken to the streets for almost Read More

Funds managing $2 trillion urge cement makers to act on climate impact

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LONDON (Reuters) – European funds managing $2 trillion in assets called on cement companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions on Monday, warning that a failure to do so could put their business models at risk. With the extreme weather and natural disasters associated with climate change intensifying around the world, some asset managers are Read More

Hong Kong police use tear gas, rubber bullets as protesters target Chinese govt office

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Tens of thousands of people have once again taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against an unpopular extradition bill. A Chinese government office has been targeted in the rallies that ended in clashes with police. About 400,000 people turned out for yet another protest in Hong Kong, according to the organizers’ estimate, while Read More

As U.S. heat wave breaks records, cooling centers offer relief

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – With a record-breaking heat wave intensifying over much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast through the weekend, it was a bad time for Annie McQueen’s air conditioner to break down in her New York City apartment. Children play in a water feature in Domino Park as a heatwave continued to Read More