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Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

World
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Protesters in Bolivia attacked the mayor of a small town on Thursday after reports that protesters had been killed. Masked men dragged Vinto Mayor Patricia Arce of the governing Mas Party barefoot through the streets, made her kneel down, cut her hair, doused her in red paint and forced her to sign a resignation letter before handing her over to police. People shouted "murderer, murderer" as she was dragged through the streets and protesters set her office on fire and smashed the town hall windows. The protesters accused Arce of bussing in supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales to try to break a blockade of a bridge in Vinto set up by demonstrators protesting the results of the country's Oct. 20 election. Reports circulated that at least two protesters were killed i...
Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

World
The leader of one of Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy groups has been taken to hospital after being attacked.Photographs on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) lying in the street, covered in blood.It came hours after the territory's leader suspended her annual address after being heckled in parliament.Mass protests in support of greater democracy in the territory began in June and show no sign of abating.What happened to Jimmy Sham?The CHRF said he was set upon by a group of up to five hammer-wielding men in the Mong Kok district of the Kowloon peninsula, and left with head injuries.It added that he was conscious as he was taken to hospital, and was resting there in a stable condition.It was th...
Reports: Iranian oil tanker attacked off Saudi Arabia

Reports: Iranian oil tanker attacked off Saudi Arabia

World
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- An Iranian oil tanker was struck by assumed rockets off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea on Friday, Iranian officials said, becoming the latest maritime incident in the area as tensions between Tehran and Washington skyrocket. The National Iranian Tanker Company said its oil tanker, Sabity, was hit by rockets some 60 miles from the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah as it was passing through along the Red Sea, the state-run IRNA reported. All crew onboard are reportedly safe and the ship is in stable condition only sustaining surface damage, the report said. According to officials, there were two explosions on the vessel, causing damage to its main tanks, resulting in oil spewing into the ocean, Iran's semi-official Press TV reported. The NITC said the explosions...
Soap star ‘attacked’ by fellow actor at TV Choice Awards

Soap star ‘attacked’ by fellow actor at TV Choice Awards

Entertainment
An investigation is under way after a Hollyoaks star was reportedly attacked by a fellow soap actor at the TV Choice Awards.ITV is looking into reports that Asan N'jie swore and threw punches at Jamie Lomas following the ceremony in Hilton Park Lane on Monday night. Emmerdale's N'jie, who was nominated for best newcomer, was apparently ejected from the event in Mayfair, London, by security. Image: Asan N'Jie was reportedly removed from the event An ITV spokesman said the channel would be talking to N'jie "in due course".She added: "We are extremely concerned to hear about an incident at last night's TV Choice Awards involving one of Emmerdale's cast. Advertisement ...
TV show attacked after calling Meghan ‘a fiend and a monster’

TV show attacked after calling Meghan ‘a fiend and a monster’

Entertainment
By Bethany Minelle, arts and entertainment reporter Celebrities have defended the Duchess of Sussex after a trailer for an Australian documentary described her as "a fiend and a monster".Mia Farrow, Jameela Jamil and Davina McCall are among the stars who criticised the minute-long advert for 60 Minutes Australia - with some accusing the programme of being racist. The promo claimed it will show how "Meghan Markle lost her sparkle - from adored to insufferable in less than a year". Shame on you for airing this trash. - Great Britain is fortunate to have this intelligent, compassionate, beautiful woman in the Royal Family. In her, Prince Harry has found happiness and for that we rejoice.— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow)