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Tear gas fired as thousands attend banned protest in Paris

Tear gas fired as thousands attend banned protest in Paris

World
Officers in Paris fired tear gas after thousands gathered for a banned protest against police brutality.The demonstration was held outside the Tribunal de Paris, the capital's main courthouse, amid growing global outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protesters were also paying homage to Adama Traore, 24, a black man who died in the custody of French police in July 2016. Image: The protest was held in solidarity with George Floyd and 24-year-old Frenchman Adama Traore :: Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerMr Traore's family claim he died of asphyxiation and his last words were the same as those of George Floyd: "I can't breathe." ...
More than 100,000 attend mass funeral for Muslim cleric in Bangladesh

More than 100,000 attend mass funeral for Muslim cleric in Bangladesh

World
April 19 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 people in Bangladesh defied restrictions on mass gatherings to attend the funeral of Muslim cleric Maulana Zubayer Ahmad Ansari on Sunday. Mohammad Maunul Haque, joint secretary general of the Islamist party, said people walked into the streets of the Brahmanbaria district from the surrounding area defying the country's ban more than five people attending prayers at one time to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Police were unable to contain the crowd after police officer Shahadat Hossain Tipu said that officials urged Ansari's family to hold a funeral with only close relatives. "We never thought that such a large number of people would show up at a time when there is a countrywide lockdown. They came from all sides -- even through the fields and other no...
Nearly 200 countries attend ambitious climate talks

Nearly 200 countries attend ambitious climate talks

Technology
The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries has warned that those refusing to adjust to the planet’s rising temperatures “will be on the wrong side of history.”By ARITZ PARRA and FRANK JORDANS Associated PressDecember 2, 2019, 10:15 AM3 min read The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries warned at its opening Monday that those refusing to adjust to the planet’s rising temperatures “will be on the wrong side of history.” Chile’s environment minister, Carolina Schmidt, said that the Dec. 2-13 meeting in Madrid needs to lay the groundwork for moving toward carbon-neutral economies while being sensitive to the poorest and those most vulnerable to rising temperatures — something that policymakers have termed “just transition.” “Those who
Trump and his lawyers will not attend ‘unfair’ impeachment hearing

Trump and his lawyers will not attend ‘unfair’ impeachment hearing

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US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing this week because it lacks "fundamental fairness", the White House has said.Rejecting the call to face the Democrat-led congressional investigation on Wednesday, presidential counsel Pat Cipollone lambasted the "baseless and highly partisan inquiry". In a letter to Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Mr Cipollone accused him of "no doubt purposely" scheduling the hearing when he knew Mr Trump would be attending a NATO summit in London. ...
U.S. envoy attend opening of ancient East Jerusalem road amid opposition

U.S. envoy attend opening of ancient East Jerusalem road amid opposition

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June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador David Friedman and U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt attended the inauguration of an archaeological site in Jerusalem on Sunday. Friedman and Greenblatt hammered through the final wall in front of Pilgrimage Road at the City of David National Park, underneath Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem in the ceremonial event that angered Palestinians and Israeli non-governmental organizations. Archeologists had spent the past eight years excavating the area that is believed to have served as a pathway for Jews traveling to Temple Mount. "The City of David brings biblical Jerusalem back to life," Friedman said. "It enables every one of us to stroll the corridors where the ancient prophets of Israel gave voice to revolutionary ideals of freedom, libe...