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Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

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The death of a journalist covering protests in Nicaragua has been captured on camera as he filmed on Facebook Live.Angel Gahona was reporting live on unrest in the central American country when he was shot dead.At least 25 others have been killed in the last few days amid demonstrations against increased taxes, according to human rights groups.Image:The last Facebook Live shot Angel Gahona took before he was shot deadMr Gahona was in the entrance to the city hall of the southeastern city of Bluefields on Saturday when he was hit by gunfire.The reporter was describing damage to a cash machine he was videoing with his phone as a cameraman filmed behind him when a shot rang out.Image:A petrol bomb explodes near riot policemenSuddenly, he falls to the ground as others around him are heard scre...
Catholic priest killed while hearing confessions in Mexico

Catholic priest killed while hearing confessions in Mexico

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April 21 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic priest was killed Friday in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco, the second priest murdered within one week in the country.Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, was performing the sacrament of penance when attacked at a parish in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, according to a statement from the Mexican Bishops' Conference.The attack, which took place immediately after the celebration of Holy Mass, is the latest in a series of attacks against priests in Mexico.Father Ruben Alcantara Diaz was attacked April 18 right before an evening Mass at Our Lady of Carmen Parish in Cuautitlan Izcalli.On Saturday, the bishops launched an urgent appeal for a culture of peace and reconciliation."These deplorable events call each of us to a deep an...
Weapons inspectors visit site of Douma 'chemical attack'

Weapons inspectors visit site of Douma 'chemical attack'

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Weapons inspectors have collected samples from the Syrian town of Douma, where they are investigating a suspected chemical weapons attack.The inspectors, from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrived in the town a week after they first set foot in Syria.The OPCW said in a statement on Saturday that it will "evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma".It added the samples would be analysed in its designated labs.The organisation's fact-finding team was delayed for several days in its attempts to reach the town.The attack being investigated killed at least 70 people on 7 April.Images showed collapsed bodies in crowded rooms, some foaming from their noses and mouths.However, journalists who were escorted to the si...
North Korea suspends nuclear program ahead of much-anticipated talks

North Korea suspends nuclear program ahead of much-anticipated talks

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country will be suspending its nuclear program ahead of much-anticipated talks between the two Koreas next week, and the U.S. and North Korea sometime next month. Kim announced his country would "no longer need any nuclear tests, mid and long and ICBM rocket tests," and therefore is suspending nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles starting Saturday. The communist country is also shutting down the Poongye-ri nuclear test site where six underground tests have taken place, because "it has finished its mission." The surprise announcements were delivered through the North's state Korean Central News Agency and later on state TV. North Korea has "verified the completion of nuclear weapons" and now "the Party and our na...
North Korea: No need for more missile tests

North Korea: No need for more missile tests

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the country will suspend all missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site, state media say."From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said, as quoted by South Korea's Yonhap agency.The decision came after a meeting of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea.North Korea has defied international sanctions over its weapons programme.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - World