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Tiananmen Square: China minister defends 1989 crackdown

Tiananmen Square: China minister defends 1989 crackdown

World
China has defended the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in a rare public acknowledgement of events. Defence Minister Wei Fenghe told a regional forum that stopping the "turbulence" was the "correct" policy. In spring 1989, students and workers occupied Beijing's Tiananmen Square in a massive pro-democracy protest. Many were killed in a brutal clampdown by the communist authorities. Reporting on the events is heavily censored in China. Timeline: Tiananmen protests Tiananmen: China's great act of 'forgettance' Tuesday marks 30 years since six weeks of demonstrations ended with the Beijing massacre of 3-4 June.What did the minister say? Public discussions of...
Deontay Wilder: WBC champion defends comments he wants to kill an opponent

Deontay Wilder: WBC champion defends comments he wants to kill an opponent

Sports
American heavyweight Deontay Wilder has defended himself after again saying he wants to kill an opponent in the ring.Wilder, 33, said he was "trying to get a body on my record" before defending his WBC title against compatriot Dominic Breazeale on Saturday.It is Wilder's first fight since his title defence against Tyson Fury in December ended in a controversial draw. "This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time," said Wilder. "It's legal."Wilder has made similar comments in the past. In March 2018, British heavyweight Tony Bellew called him a "disgrace and senseless idiot".Earlier this year, after Wilder told Breazeale to "make some funeral arrangement...
Turkey’s Erdogan defends Istanbul election re-run amid protests

Turkey’s Erdogan defends Istanbul election re-run amid protests

World
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says there was "illegality" in Istanbul's local elections, after the country's electoral body ordered them to be re-held. "We sincerely believe there is... organised corruption and complete illegality," he said on Tuesday.The decision to re-run last month's vote, which returned a slim win for the opposition, sparked protests on Monday.The opposition CHP's victorious mayoral candidate said it was "treacherous".The European Parliament has also said the decision to re-run the election on 23 June would end the credibility of democratic elections in Turkey.What did the president say?Speaking at a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party, Mr Erdogan said that re-doing the vote was the "best step" for...
Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Technology
Apple has defended its decision to remove a number of parental control apps from the App Store, citing security concerns.Several app-makers complained to the New York Times that Apple had taken their products off sale when it launched its own similar tools.But Apple said the apps were removed because they "put users' privacy and security at risk".It said the apps had been given time to make changes to meet Apple's rules.The latest version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system added Screen Time tools, which let people see how much time they spend using their favourite apps.The tools also let parents control how much time their children can spend on apps and websites.Some app-makers claimed Apple had removed their products from the App Store after Screen T...