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Gaza, Palestinians Protest Against Israel - Palestine News

Israel unleashed its biggest air strikes on the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war Saturday, killing two Palestinians, while dozens of rockets targeted Israel, but Hamas said a ceasefire had been reached late in the day. Thick plumes of smoke rose over parts of the Gaza Strip as Israel hit dozens of targets it said belonged to militants, including a high-rise building allegedly used by Hamas as a training facility with a tunnel underneath.Read More →

Rohingya Families - Myanmar

Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good match for my daughter Una Jamin, you can arrange her wedding,” he urged her in the letter. “Don’t worry, there is no problem in jail.” Read More →

Nawaz Sharif - Pakistan News

According to a copy of the orde, the notification read: “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (b) of section 16 of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 (XVIII of 1999), the federal government is please to specify the Central Jail Adiala, Rawalpindi, to be the place where the Accountability Court-I, Islamabad shall sit for trial of References No. 18/2017 and 19/2017 against Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and others.”Read More →

Liu Xiaobo - Hong Kong News

A veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Liu died from liver cancer while serving an 11-year sentence for “subversion” on the mainland. Dozens of pro-democracy campaigners gathered outside China’s liaison office in the semi-autonomous city, ahead of a larger public memorial event due to take place in the evening.Read More →

Western Australia Police Commissioner Chris Dawson

“And so today, on behalf of the Western Australian Police Force, I would like to say ‘sorry’ to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for our participation in past wrongful actions that have caused immeasurable pain and suffering,” Australian Police Chief Dawson added.Read More →

Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria, South Africa News in Politics

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa said: “These are acts of criminality. When we were involved in our struggle we said the South Africa that we are fighting for is the South Africa which will regard everyone who lives in South Africa on the basis of equality, respect for human rights. “They can never be targeted on intentional basis as people who must either be attacked or killed.”Read More →

South Koreans - Yemeni Refugees - Asylum Seekers Issues

But when just 550 or so people from war-ravaged Yemen arrived over several months in South Korea, the reaction was uncompromising.

“Is the government crazy? These are Muslims who will rape our daughters!” was one of the top comments, liked by thousands, on Naver, the country’s top Internet portal.Read More →

Qin Yongmin, a prominent Chinese political campaigner

Qin Yongmin, a prominent Chinese political campaigner was sentenced to 13 years in jail on Wednesday, a court in central China said. “It’s appalling to see such a heavy sentence imposed on a veteran activist who just exercised his freedom of expression just a day after we see some hope in Liu Xia’s case,” Amnesty International China researcher Patrick Poon said.Read More →

Facebook

Litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd (IMF.AX) is preparing to potentially sue social media giant Facebook Inc (FB.O) in Australia over its sharing of users’ data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. In Australia, more than 311,000 users data may have been used without authorization, Facebook said in April, when Australia’s Information Commissioner, the country’s privacy regulator, began to investigate.Read More →