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Human Rights Watch accuses Nicaragua of torture against protesters, urges sanctions  

Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday.

Top Malaysian police officer warns of suicide attacks as Isis fighters return home   -50%

Malaysian returnees from Syria and Iraq are frustrated with their failure to achieve martyrdom with the collapse of the Islamic State’s caliphate and could attempt to continue their holy mission in their homeland by staging suicide attacks, Malaysia’s top police officer warned on Tuesday.“There has been a lot of hype that these [returnees] are frustrated fighters. They have not been able to implement all their ideals, practise what they have been trained for … so they want to do this [holy…

'Credible evidence' Saudi crown prince is responsible for Khashoggi killing, UN says  


Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution, and the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible under international human rights law, concludes a UN report that the kingdom's foreign affairs minister says contains "baseless allegations."

Jihadists kill 17 civilians in raid north of Burkina Faso, says Defence Minister   -35%

Jihadist fighters killed 17 civilians in a night-time raid on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said Wednesday.

French home of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn searched in probe of lavish 2016 Palace of Versailles marriage  

French anti-fraud police on Thursday searched the residence of former Nissan and Renault chief Carlos Ghosn outside Paris as part of an inquiry into his sumptuous marriage celebrations at the Palace of Versailles in 2016, prosecutors said.The police went to his home in the town of Etang-la-Ville as part of a preliminary investigation prompted by Renault earlier this year, prosecutors in the district of Nanterre, west of Paris, said.Renault has previously signalled to French authorities suspect…

Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17   -7%

Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, the international investigative team said on Wednesday.

Nigeria: Anxiety Grips Eagles' Coaches As Key Players Reported Ill   16%

[Guardian] Super Eagles' Vice Captain, Ahmed Musa, Abdullahi Shehu and Leon Balogun are among the players that have reported ill three days before the kick off of the Egypt 2019 African Cup of Nations, reports

Rape of 7-year-old Israeli girl in West Bank not politically motivated, security sources say  

According to the sources, police did not involve the Shin Bet security service in the probe as no such suspicion arose ■ Suspect denies charges, but sources say he was found to have lied on polygraph test

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraqs Basra, wounds three   2%

A rocket landed at the headquarters for several major global oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, in Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding three Iraqi workers, police

Tear gas in Toulouse as Yellow Vests protests continue for 31st straight weekend   27%

Police in Toulouse, France, deployed tear gas and charged demonstrators, as Yellow Vests protesters took to the streets for the 31st consecutive weekend. It comes as the Elysee Palace pushes for a controversial reform package.
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Online pharmacy flags possible new impurity in blood pressure drug   -5%

Online pharmacy Valisure reported that it found a new cancer-causing impurity in some versions of widely prescribed blood pressure medicine valsartan, but U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that the amount in the drugs was well below levels deemed to be potentially harmful.

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, artist, designer and fashion icon, dies aged 95   19%

Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress and “poor little rich girl” in a sensational 1930s custody trial who survived a famously disjointed childhood to become an actress, artist, designer and author, has died. She was 95.Her death was announced on Monday via a CNN report voiced by anchor Anderson Cooper, her son. CNN reported that she died at her home and was suffering from stomach cancer.The direct descendant of 19th century shipping and railroad baron Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt experienced loss…

Park Police detained an on-duty Secret Service agent. He says it was because hes black.   12%

It was not the agent's first encounter with a Park Police officer. The agent had assisted in arresting one of them outside a Washington bar in 2009, court records show.

Saskatchewan to continue using birth alerts despite calls by MMIWG inquiry to stop  

The alerts allow government officials to be informed when a baby is born so a report can be investigated, which can result in a newborn being seized from their mother.

'Joints will be separated': Grim new details of Khashoggi murder  

UN expert finds 'credible evidence' that Saudi destroyed evidence, obstructed investigation in 'premeditated murder'.

Hundreds of Chinese and Bangladeshi labourers in deadly clashes at Beijing-backed power plant near Dhaka   -6%

Hundreds of Chinese and Bangladeshi labourers clashed at the site of a power plant being built south of Dhaka, police said on Wednesday, leaving a Chinese worker dead and more than a dozen others injured.Police said the violence was triggered by the death of a Bangladeshi worker at the site of the China-funded 1,320-megawatt plant, prompting locals to accuse the Chinese of trying to cover up the incident.At one point, hundreds of Bangladeshi and Chinese workers were fighting at the site – about…

Is Indonesian democracy doomed to repeat a cycle of violence?   -26%

In Indonesia, violence and democracy go hand in hand. Anyone doubting that should reflect on the viral images on social media last month that allegedly showed police officers mercilessly beating Andri Bibir.The 30-year-old had been caught up in the violent clashes that resulted from what were initially peaceful protests by thousands of supporters of losing presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto.To long-term observers of Indonesia, a country of 256 million people of many ethnicities, the…

Boeing 'doing damage control' at Paris Air Show, France 24's Bryan Quinn reports  

Boeing 'doing damage control' at Paris Air Show, France 24's Bryan Quinn reports

Tornadoes surge in Midwest, set record for frequency   2%

With storms moving eastward, the Midwest is experiencing an unexpected increase in tornado activity. Tuesday marked the 12th straight day that at least eight tornadoes were reported in the U.S., breaking the record of 11 days set in 1980.

Nigerian governor says armed robbers, not cash-eating gorilla, stole $22,000   -5%

An investigation into the disappearance of 6.8 million naira ($22,000) from a zoo in northern Nigeria found it had been taken by armed robbers – not eaten by a gorilla as widely reported in local newspapers.

MH17 court case will finally put truth on record   7%

Legal process essential even if those charged over killing of 298 passengers never go to jail

Wash kits, bags of duty-free shopping and sections of overhead compartment lay strewn across the fields. In one spot, there was a stack of holiday reading. The body of a young Malaysian boy had landed outside a babushka’s cottage.

The aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was a landscape of carnage and chaos. Parts of the plane and its contents landed across several kilometres of the normally peaceful Ukrainian countryside, where villages had already been disturbed by months of war and people now witnessed bodies falling from the sky.

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Buttigieg Tells Police Recruits of the Burden of Racial Injustice   -8%

The mayor of South Bend, Ind., continues to confront a crisis involving the shooting of a black resident by a white officer.

Former Trump aide agrees to judiciary interview  

Former White House communication director Hope Hicks has agreed to meet with the House Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2019. The committee subpoenaed Ms. Hicks as part of its investigation into Robert Mueller's report and obstruction of justice.

Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., to reinvestigate nine Indigenous deaths   -15%

Overall, the report concluded, the investigations were shoddy, and a “crisis of trust” existed between police and the city’s Indigenous community .

Russia-Imposed Authorities In Crimea Search More Crimean Tatars' Homes   25%

Police in Ukraine's Russia-occupied Crimea region have searched the homes of a Crimean Tatar activist and his mother -- the latest in an ongoing crackdown by Russian authorities against members of the Turkic-speaking Crimean Tatar community.

Behind The Four Suspects Who Face Murder Charges For Shooting Down MH17   -10%

On July 19, international investigators announced plans to try three Russians and one Ukrainian for murder in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which killed 298 people.

Saudi Arabia May Execute Teenager for His Protests Including When He Was 10   -40%

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has overseen an escalation in violent crackdowns on political protest. It’s getting even worse.

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Saudis Called Khashoggi Sacrificial Animal as They Waited to Kill Him   25%

A U.N. report reveals new details in the killing of the dissident journalist, and says that Crown Prince Mohammed must have been aware of the operation.

Chinese Communist Party chief in Inner Mongolias capital becomes latest tiger snared in corruption crackdown   8%

The Communist Party boss of Hohhot, capital of the Chinese autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, has been detained in a corruption investigation, the party’s corruption watchdog announced on Tuesday.The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said Yun Guangzhong, 59, a member of the party’s Inner Mongolian regional standing committee and party chief of Hohhot, was being investigated for alleged “serious violations of discipline and law”, a euphemism for corruption.Yun became the third …

Chris Dawson pleads not guilty to murder of wife Lynette Dawson   -25%

The former husband of Sydney woman Lynette Dawson has formally pleaded not guilty to her murder.

It looked like a simple domestic murder. Then police learned about the alien reptile cult.   -12%

'She got a big break today,' a frustrated family member of the victim said after sentencing in a bizarre murder case.

Bahrain approves Israeli journalists' attendance at Mideast conference despite no diplomatic ties  

White House team in charge of Mideast peace plan worked to ensure that Bahrain would allow six Israeli reporters access to cover the conference

#MenToo: Clamour for gender-neutral laws  

MUMBAI: After Monday's arrest of the woman who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape for staging an assault on herself, several citizens spoke of the need for gender-neutral laws on social media.

We regret baseless accusations by intl probe Russian military complicit in MH17 crash Moscow   2%

Russia called regrettable the “absolutely baseless” accusations made by the international investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which said the Russian military was involved in the incident.
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Four charged with murder over 2014 downing of MH17   -5%

The suspects are likely to be tried in absentia as the Netherlands has said Russia has not cooperated with the investigation and is not expected to hand anyone over.

Israel raids Palestinian Olympic Committee's offices, reports say  

Palestinian media reports say troops entered just before meeting ■ Palestinian Football Association chief claims soldiers committed verbal and physical abuse

Nearly 71 Million People Forcibly Displaced Worldwide As Of 2018, U.N. Report Says   16%

The record number headlined the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' annual "Global Trends" report published Wednesday, just a day before World Refugee Day.

Philadelphia, St. Louis police departments roiled by racist and hateful Facebook posts   4%

The police departments of Philadelphia and St. Louis are taking action following allegations that officers posted hateful or racist content on social media. In Philadelphia, 72 officers were taken off the streets and placed on administrative duty, and in St. Louis, 22 officers have been barred from bringing their cases to the Circuit Attorney's Office.

Germany's top 10 travel destinations in 360-degree videos   25%

The German National Tourist Board asked tourists from abroad to vote for their favorite attractions in Germany in 2017. Here are the Top 10 in 360-degree videos, presented by DW reporter Elisabeth Yorck von Wartenburg.

Three women gang-raped at Noida farmhouse, seven arrested   30%

According o police, the incident came to fore early Wednesday, when one of the women called up the police helpline alleging that she and two friends were sexually assaulted by nine persons.