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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 21 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 21 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Police are still searching for Abouyaaqoub and released photos of him on Monday. Police now consider that the death toll from the attacks stands at 15, including the Spanish man stabbed in his car as he was parking. They believe Abouyaaqoub took the car, rammed into officials at a police checkpoint in the city and then abandoned the vehicle with the dead body in it.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Killings Across Manila Followed 32 Deaths in Police Raids

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Killings Across Manila Followed 32 Deaths in Police Raids

Colonel Erwin Margarejo, spokesman for Manila police, described the raids that started late Wednesday in Manila as “one-time, big-time” operations, the same term used by police in Bulacan, who said the victims died because they chose to put up a fight.

“This is ‘one-time, big-time’ operations, so it is not focussed only on drugs, we are operating also against other street crimes, like robbery, but these people could also be under the influence of drugs. If they resisted violently, our police have to defend themselves.”

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KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

John Kerry, the former U.S. Secretary of State heading the Carter Center observer mission said: “The process that was put in place is proving its value thus far. Kenya has made a remarkable statement to Africa and the world about its democracy and the character of that democracy. Don’t let anybody besmirch that.”

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UK POLITICS: Deeply Troubling: 12,600 Times of Force Used By Metropolitan Police Against UK Black People: Report

UK POLITICS: Deeply Troubling: 12,600 Times of Force Used By Metropolitan Police Against UK Black People: Report

Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary says, “This is a deeply troubling report. It cannot be right that black people and young black men in particular are so much more likely to have force used against them. All police forces throughout the country must treat all communities equally, and with respect.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Under Fire for Encouraging Police Brutality

USA POLITICS: Trump Under Fire for Encouraging Police Brutality

The Gainesville Police Department in Florida also condemned the remarks, saying they “endorsed and condoned police brutality.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull comment on Justine Damond death: “It is a shocking killing, and yes, we are demanding answers on behalf of her family.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

“The security assessment confirmed that a security threat existed and that appropriate support must be provided to Dr Khoza,” Mothapo said on Tuesday.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

“Police were forced to deploy capsicum spray when a small number of protestors attempted to breach a police line, with one person given aftercare as a result of the capsicum spray,” a spokeswoman said.

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USA POLITICS: Pregnant Black Woman Dies of Police Bullets

USA POLITICS: Pregnant Black Woman Dies of Police Bullets

Charleena Lyles, 30-year-old mother of four, was shot dead by police in Seattle.

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UK POLITICS: Police Rushed Theresa May Away as Protesters Shouted ‘Shame on You, We Want Justice’

UK POLITICS: Police Rushed Theresa May Away as Protesters Shouted ‘Shame on You, We Want Justice’

Protesters stormed the local town hall chanting: “We want justice.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote to May on Friday, saying residents felt enraged.

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UK POLITICS: Police Arrest Armed Man Outside Parliament

UK POLITICS: Police Arrest Armed Man Outside Parliament

“The man – aged in his 30s – was arrested,” police. A witness at the scene told Reuters the man ran towards one of the gates to parliament where a militant killed a policeman less than three months ago.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police to Get Greater Powers to Shoot in Militant Sieges

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police to Get Greater Powers to Shoot in Militant Sieges

Under the proposal, which is likely to be adopted in the state’s parliament given the support for it, lethal force can be used immediately if an incident is declared “terrorist related” by the state’s most senior police officer, Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

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UK POLITICS: Police Cuts: Watch Piers Morgan vs. Karen Bradley Battle it Out

UK POLITICS: Police Cuts: Watch Piers Morgan vs. Karen Bradley Battle it Out

After shocking scenes of the violence on Saturday night, Piers had two heated discussions with Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. Watch the video.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

“Stop Islamic Immigration before Australia hits 5 per cent like England,” Senator Pauline Hanson’s tweeted graphic says.

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UK POLITICS: Manchester Attack: Security Threat Level Lowered as Police Close on Bomber’s Suspected Network

UK POLITICS: Manchester Attack: Security Threat Level Lowered as Police Close on Bomber’s Suspected Network

Police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night, said they had made two further arrests overnight as they closed in on other possible cell members.

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UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn

UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn also vowed to reverse Prime Minister Theresa May’s police cuts and give the security services more resources if they needed them, saying Britain could not “be protected on the cheap”.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief

Since Conservatives took power in 2010, 20,000 police jobs have been scrapped with budgets slashed 4 percent each year over the last seven years.

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UK POLITICS: Sweden Drops Assange Investigation, UK Police Vows to Arrest Him

UK POLITICS: Sweden Drops Assange Investigation, UK Police Vows to Arrest Him

Assange took refuge in Ecuadorean embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden after two women made rape, sexual molestation allegations against him, which he denies.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Fourth Day Police, Protesters Clash Over Housing Demands

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Fourth Day Police, Protesters Clash Over Housing Demands

“The law will reign at the end of the day,” South Africa Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Eye Witness News service.

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USA POLITICS: Jordan Edwards, Straight-A Student, Standout Athlete Dies By Police Bullet

USA POLITICS: Jordan Edwards, Straight-A Student, Standout Athlete Dies By Police Bullet

Jordan Edwards 15yrs, was leaving a house party. Then police killed him. Read the story of Jordan, straight-a student, top athlete killed by police officer.

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