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August 31, 2018 2:59 AM French unions call Oct 9 strike against 'ideological' Macron policies

PARIS: Unions in France on Thursday called for a strike for Oct 9 in protest at the "ideological policies" of French President Emmanuel Macron's government. The CGT and FO unions, as well as two national student unions, denounced "ideological policies targeting the destruction of our social model, favouring notably the explosion of inequality and the breaking 11

August 28, 2018 2:21 AM Fire forces brief Statue of Liberty evacuation

NEW YORK: More than 3,000 tourists were evacuated Monday from the island where the Statue of Liberty stands, after propane cylinders caught fire at a construction site near the iconic landmark, officials said. Liberty Island, which welcomes thousands of visitors a day during the busy summer season, was evacuated for more than two hours, before the fire department 11

August 27, 2018 3:47 PM Calls for justice after Bosnian reporter brutally beaten

SARAJEVO: Bosnian journalists on Monday demanded justice after a reporter said he was severely beaten by unknown attackers after covering politically-sensitive protests. The US and European Union also condemned the assault on Vladimir Kovacevic, a journalist who works for the TV network BN in Bosnia's Serb-run entity. On Sunday night he posted a photo 7

August 25, 2018 4:13 AM Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests for "justice" Saturday on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh. About 700,000 of the Muslim minority poured across the border after attacks by the Myanmar military and Buddhist groups that the United Nations has likened 7

August 22, 2018 11:12 AM Man arrested over Facebook post depicting Nepal PM as monkey

KATHMANDU: A man in Nepal was arrested for sharing a doctored image on Facebook showing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's head superimposed on a monkey's body, police said Wednesday. Homnath Sigdel, 44, was taken into custody on Tuesday for "sharing indecent photos that targeted the prime minister", senior police officer Narendra Prasad Uprety told AFP. The offending 20

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 11

August 17, 2018 10:27 AM Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

BARCELONA: Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city. "The Spanish King is not welcome in the Catalan countries," the banner read in English. It was accompanied 16

August 8, 2018 4:04 PM Russia stops Pussy Riot member leaving country

MOSCOW: Russian security services on Wednesday prevented Maria Alyokhina of punk protest group Pussy Riot from flying out of the country to perform at a top arts festival, she said. Alyokhina wrote on Facebook that as she was about to depart from Moscow to perform a theatre show based on her book at Britain's Edinburgh Festival, "at the airport the guys from the FSB border 5

August 6, 2018 3:52 AM 30 in protest against PIL 1 outside State Assembly

GEORGE TOWN: A small group of people from residents' associations, environmental activists and non-governmental organisations gathered outside the Penang State Legislative Assembly today to protest against the proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge. About 30 of them held placards and banners 29

August 4, 2018 9:20 AM 'Real problem' of anti-Semitism in UK Labour party: Corbyn

LONDON: Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn conceded in a newspaper article Saturday that his party had a "real problem" with anti-Semitism as the issue continues to dog the veteran leftist. "I do acknowledge there is a real problem that Labour is working to overcome," he wrote in a guest column in the Guardian. "And I accept that if any part of our national 12