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2020

13

Aug

U.N. investigator says Facebook has not shared ‘evidence’ of Myanmar crime

The head of a U.N. investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of “serious international crimes”, despite vowing to work with investigators looking into abuses in the country, including against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Nicholas Koumjian, head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar (IIMM), told Reuters the social media giant was […]

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Source: EN , Reuters

12

Aug

Antwerp mosques file complaint against far-right Vlaams Belang for inciting hatred

Two mosques in Antwerp are filing a complaint against the far-right Vlaams Belang political party and its chairman Tom Van Grieken for spreading images on social media which they feel incite hatred and discrimination. The Al Aqsa Mosque and the adjacent Cultural Centre Mosque Omar in the northern district of Antwerp are filing a complaint, […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: HABER TÜRK , The Brussels Time

12

Aug

Coronavirus: London renters ‘struggling to keep up with rent’

One in four private renters in London are struggling to keep up with their rent, with evictions due to resume in a fortnight, City Hall has said. London mayor Sadiq Khan said the government must act soon to avoid a “tsunami of evictions” before the eviction ban ends on 23 August. Mr Khan has asked […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , BBC

07

Aug

Macron says aid to blast-stricken Lebanon will not go to ‘corrupt hands’

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised aid to Lebanon but reassured angry citizens reeling from a blast that killed 145 people that no blank cheques will be given to its leaders unless they enact reforms and end rife corruption. Speaking at a news conference at the end of a dramatic visit to Beirut, Macron […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , Reuters

05

Aug

14-year-old Syrian commits suicide after Netherlands rejects asylum request

Ali Ghezawi was one of the millions of Syrians who fled their country during the nine-year-long brutal civil war that has devastated his country. His family immigrated to Europe after long desperate years in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Yet, the journey only exacerbated the Ghezawis’ grief, as 14-year-old Ali committed suicide after the Dutch […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: EN , Daily Sabah

05

Aug

N.Y.C. Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor Over Virus

The resignation of Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the commissioner since 2018, came after Mayor Bill de Blasio stripped her agency of a key virus-tracing program. New York City’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, resigned on Tuesday and voiced her “deep disappointment” with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the pandemic, renewing scrutiny of his leadership during […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , NYT

03

Aug

Racist Incident From Bronx Zoo’s Past Draws Apology

The Wildlife Conservation Society apologized for an incident from 1906 when a Central African man was placed on exhibit at the zoo, and for its association with two eugenicists. The Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates the Bronx Zoo, three other zoos and an aquarium in New York, apologized Wednesday for two aspects of its history […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , NYT

03

Aug

Conservative U.K. Lawmaker Is Arrested Over Rape Accusations

The arrest of the lawmaker, who has not been publicly identified, poses problems for the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A Conservative lawmaker in Britain was arrested this weekend after a former parliamentary employee accused him of raping her, according to British news reports. The lawmaker, who is said to have once held a […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: SABAH , NYT

02

Aug

Polish Towns That Declared Themselves ‘L.G.B.T. Free’ Are Denied E.U. Funds

The governing party in Poland has attacked L.G.B.T. people, using homophobic rhetoric that European officials say has led to unequal treatment. The European Union will not provide funding to six Polish towns that have declared themselves “L.G.B.T.-free zones,” a rare financial sanction of a member nation for issues related to the equal treatment of its […]

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Country: European Union
Source: BBC , NYT

28

Jul

Racist torture in Paris prison cells

More than 200 French the police officers are accused with torture and ill-treatment at the Paris Court, with the complaint of Police Commissioner Amar Benmohamed, who was on duty at the judicial law enforcement agency. It was stated that the police officers under the investigation made racist insults to the detainees, deprived detainees of food […]

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Country: France
Source: SP , SP