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PM Imran Khan’s party bags majority in Pakistan’s Kashmir election

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MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, July 25 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s ruling party of Prime Minister Imran Khan appeared to be winning in a tight race to elect the regional assembly in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, where two poll workers from Khan’s party were killed on Sunday, officials said. Khan’s party is leading with 24 seats......

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi names Republican Kinzinger to Jan. 6 panel

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WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday formally named Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger to serve on a select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Kinzinger, Pelosi said in a statement, “brings great patriotism......

Protests across Tunisia target Ennahda party over political crisis

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TUNIS, July 25 (Reuters) – Police and protesters clashed in several Tunisian cities on Sunday as demonstrators demanding the government step down attacked offices of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that is the biggest in parliament. Witnesses said protesters stormed or tried to storm Ennahda offices in Monastir, Sfax, El......

Protesters against COVID restrictions clash with police in Paris-BFM Television

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Protesters hold placards and banners during a demonstration called by the “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) movement against France’s restrictions to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Paris, France, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS, July 24 (Reuters) – Anti-vaccination protesters and other demonstrators against COVID-19 restrictions in France clashed......

Sydney to get extra vaccines as COVID cases mount

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A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo New South Wales reports......

Violent protests mar funeral of slain Haiti president

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CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, July 23 (Reuters) – Haiti bid a rowdy farewell to assassinated president Jovenel Moise on Friday as his funeral was roiled by nearby gunfire and protests, prompting a high-level U.S. delegation to leave abruptly and other dignitaries to duck into vehicles for safety. The state funeral in the......

New U.S. Capitol Police chief named after Jan. 6 riot

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Montgomery County, Maryland Police Chief J. Thomas Manger is interviewed by Reuters at Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland U.S. August 31, 2016. Picture taken August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – A retired Maryland county law enforcement official has been named chief of the U.S. Capitol......

Water crisis protests persist in Iran, with chants in capital -reports

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DUBAI, July 21 (Reuters) – Protesters angry about water shortages took to the streets of southwest Iran for a sixth night in a row on Tuesday, with mounting violence, while Tehran residents chanted anti-government slogans, according to videos posted on social media on Wednesday and Iranian news outlets. Videos uploaded......

Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to weapons charge, destroying Black Lives Matter flag

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July 19 (Reuters) – Enrique Tarrio, a leader of the right-wing extremist group the Proud Boys, pleaded guilty on Monday to burning a Black Lives Matter flag and possessing a large-capacity ammunition feeding device, federal prosecutors said. Tarrio, 37, faces a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail for each......

Rockets land near Afghan presidential palace, Taliban deny responsibility

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A man looks up as he reacts to the sounds of rocket explosions landing near the presidential palace, during an outdoor gathering for Eid al-Adha prayers attended by President Ashraf Ghani (front row), in the palace compound, in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 20, 2021, in this still image taken from TV......

Foreign missions in Afghanistan call for Taliban ceasefire

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An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Doha talks fail to reach ceasefire agreement Clashes continue across Afghanistan Afghan president visits western city under siege KABUL, July 19 (Reuters) – Fifteen diplomatic missions and the NATO representative......

After war with Israel, a grieving Gaza marks Eid Al-Adha holiday

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GAZA, July 18 (Reuters) – For Palestinians who lost loved ones in the fighting between Gaza militants and Israel two months ago, there is little cause for celebration during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha. Known as the Feast of Sacrifice, it commemorates for the faithful the prophet Ibrahim’s......

Gunmen kidnap dozens of villagers in northwestern Nigeria

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria July 17 (Reuters) – Gunmen abducted at least 60 people and killed one person in northwestern Nigeria after riding motorbikes into five villages and firing sporadically into the air, a police official and several residents said on Saturday. Nigeria is battling an increase in armed robberies and kidnappings......

Cuban government holds mass rally in Havana after protests

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HAVANA, July 17 (Reuters) – Raul Castro was among thousands who attended a government-organized rally in Havana on Saturday to denounce the U.S. trade embargo and reaffirm their support for Cuba’s revolution, a week after unprecedented protests rocked the communist-run country. Government supporters gathered on the city’s seafront boulevard before......

Thai youth activists to go ahead with protest despite gatherings ban

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BANGKOK, July 18 (Reuters) – Thai youth activists vowed to stage a protest on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, despite a nation-wide ban on public gatherings imposed by the government amid surging coronavirus cases. Youth-led demonstrations last year attracted hundreds of thousands of people across......

Youth killed in Iran water crisis protests

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DUBAI, July 17 (Reuters) – A young man was shot dead during a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran, a local official said on Saturday, blaming armed protesters for the shooting, the state news agency IRNA reported. Iran is facing its worst drought in 50 years,......

Fake news muddies online waters during Cuba protests

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A Cuban flag hangs over a street in downtown Havana, Cuba, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo HAVANA, July 16 (Reuters) – False news reports spread fast following unprecedented protests in Cuba last Sunday, among them: Raul Castro had fled to ally Venezuela, protesters had kidnapped a provincial Communist Party......

Reuters journalist killed covering clash between Afghan forces, Taliban

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SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan, July 16 (Reuters) – Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed on Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan, an Afghan commander said. Afghan special forces had been fighting to retake the main market area of Spin......

South African leader says he will end mayhem as unrest flares again

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JOHANNESBURG, July 16 (Reuters) – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday he would not allow “anarchy and mayhem” to prevail in South Africa and suggested that a wave of violent unrest that has destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed more than 200 people had been deliberately provoked. The government was......

U.N. rights boss calls on Cuba to release protesters

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GENEVA, July 16 (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Cuba on Friday to release protesters and several journalists arrested at demonstrations and denounced alleged excessive use of force against some of them. “It is particularly worrying that these include individuals allegedly held incommunicado and people......

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