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Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

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Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women's protest march demanding the authoritarian president's resignationBy YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressSeptember 19, 2020, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKYIV, Ukraine -- Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 300 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country.More than 2,000 women took part in the march in Minsk. Such anti-government marches have become a regular feature of the unprecedented wave of large, persistent protests that began after the Aug. 9 presidential election. Officials said President A
Iran vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general

Iran vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general

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The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in IraqByThe Associated PressSeptember 19, 2020, 10:14 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq.The guard's website quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real.”U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, tweeting
Tropical Storm Beta forms in the Gulf of Mexico, shattering records

Tropical Storm Beta forms in the Gulf of Mexico, shattering records

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Sept. 17 (UPI) -- After churning out Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha, the hyperactive Atlantic continues to generate more named storms with the formation of Tropical Storm Beta. Forming Friday afternoon, Beta had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and forecasters warn there is potential for the system to intensify into a hurricane while over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Advertisement The Atlantic once again became hyperactive on Friday with four tropical cyclones churning at once. Just on Monday, there were five tropical cyclones spinning simultaneously for the first time since Sept. 10-12, 1971. That number dropped to four Tuesday after Rene dissipated, leaving Paulette, Sally, Teddy and Vicky for a time. As of 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Major Hurricane Teddy, Tropic...
China holds military drill as US envoy visits Taiwan

China holds military drill as US envoy visits Taiwan

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China says it is conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait to "protect its sovereignty" as a top US official visits Taiwan.The live-fire drills take place as relations between Beijing and Washington sour and the US shores up its support of Taiwan.China regards self-ruled Taiwan as a breakaway province.Keith Krach is the highest-level official from the US State Department to visit the island in decades.On Friday, China's defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang accused the US and Taiwan of "stepping up collusion, frequently causing disturbances", although he did not make any reference to the visit. What's behind the China-Taiwan divide? US angers China with high-profile Taiwan visit He told reporters that "using Taiwan t...
Coronavirus: WHO warns Europe over ‘very serious’ Covid surge

Coronavirus: WHO warns Europe over ‘very serious’ Covid surge

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