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Croatians protest over release of teen’s alleged rapists

Thousands of people in cities across Croatia have protested against the way authorities handle allegations of sexual violence against women. The demonstrations, organised by women’s rights groups, were sparked by the release of five men accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. A judge released the men while authorities investigated the allegations. But the case caused […]

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Chile protests: Unrest in Santiago over metro fare increase

Image copyright Reuters A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, Santiago, after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent. Protesters – many of them high school and university students – jumped turnstiles, attacked several underground stations, started fires and blocked traffic, leaving widespread damage across the city and thousands […]

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Afghanistan mosque bombing kills 62 worshippers

Image copyright EPAImage caption A boy receives medical treatment after a blast at a mosque in Nangarhar province At least 62 people have been killed and dozens injured by a bomb during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan, according to a provincial spokesman. The force of the blast, in eastern Nangarhar province, destroyed the […]

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Trump impeachment: White House admits aid held up partly over Democrats

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Mr Mulvaney said the president’s concerns over corruption were “absolutely appropriate” A senior White House official has admitted military aid to Ukraine was withheld partly to pressure Kyiv to investigate allegations on the Democrats and the 2016 election. Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said President Trump had mentioned Democrat “corruption”. […]

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Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, Mike Pence announces

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPence announces Turkish ceasefire in Syria Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw, US Vice-President Mike Pence has announced. The development followed talks in Ankara between Mr Pence and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. All military operations will be paused […]