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Charlie Hebdo sparks Turkish fury with cartoon of Erdogan

  October 28, 2020   Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon came during an escalating war of words between Erdogan and European leaders. PHOTO: AFP   By AFP   ISTANBUL – Turkey on Tuesday (Oct 27) accused French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo of “cultural racism” over a front-page cartoon for its latest edition that mocks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “We condemn this most ...

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India and US reaffirm their defence, security ties with signing of a fourth key pact, as China threats loom

  October 28, 2020   U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (from left), U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar address a joint press conference on Tuesday at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. (Photo Courtesy: AP)   By Tibetan Review   NEW DELHI – Faced with looming threats from China across ...

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German neo-Nazi Horst Mahler released from prison

  DW | Published: October 27, 2020   Horst Mahler, one of Germany’s most prominent Holocaust deniers, has been released. The far-left terrorist turned neo-Nazi may be out of prison, but authorities have already issued a new warrant for his arrest. Neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier Horst Mahler was released from prison this week, German officials confirmed on Tuesday. The 84-year-old ...

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UNICEF Statement on the killing of two humanitarian workers in Mogadishu, Somalia

  October 27, 2020   Statement from Jesper Moller, UNICEF Somalia Representative a.i. UNICEF   MOGADISHU – “UNICEF is shocked by the attack earlier today in Mogadishu, in which two humanitarian workers tragically lost their lives. These brave polio workers were on the frontlines, risking their lives to provide critical health services to vulnerable children. We offer our deepest condolences ...

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Tanzania: UN chief calls for safe, peaceful voting process

  October 27, 2020   The UN Secretary-General has called on everyone involve in Tanzania’s political process to ensure that Wednesday’s general elections are held in a safe, inclusive and peaceful manner, amid reports of intimidation and harassment of political opponents, journalists and activists. World Bank/Hendri Lombard | A street in Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port ...

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France tightens security, facing ‘very high’ terror risk after teacher beheading

  October 27, 2020   France is increasing security at religious sites as the interior minister said Tuesday that the country faces a “very high” risk of terrorist threats, amid growing geopolitical tensions following the beheading of a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. A policeman escorts the Imam of Drancy Hassen Chalghoumi during Friday prayers ...

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Thousands in Bangladesh protest against French cartoons

  October 27, 2020   Bangladeshis face policemen during a protest against French President Emmanuel Macron and against the publishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Muslims in the Middle East and beyond on Monday called for boycotts of French products and for protests over the caricatures, but Macron has ...

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