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‘At least 12 killed by government forces’ as End SARS protests continue in Nigeria

‘At least 12 killed by government forces’ as End SARS protests continue in Nigeria

World
At least 12 people were killed when government forces fired upon protesters during anti-police brutality demonstrations in Nigeria, Amnesty International has claimed.Shots were fired at protesters by the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos on Tuesday night, causing injuries and an unknown number of deaths. Human rights group Amnesty has said an investigation has uncovered evidence of 12 deaths and hundreds of injuries, and accused the police and military of using excessive force. Image: People are seen near burning tires on the street in Lago. Pic: UnEarthical, via Reuters The protests began two weeks ago after a video circulated showing a man being beaten, apparently by police officers from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, known as SARS.W...
Government extends tenure of 3 executive directors of Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank

Government extends tenure of 3 executive directors of Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank

Finance
New Delhi: The government has extended the tenure of three executive directors of Canara Bank and Indian Overseas Bank for a period of two years, the lenders said on Monday. The tenure of executive directors Debashish Mukherjee and Matam Venkata Rao has been extended for two years, or until further orders, whichever is earlier beyond their currently notified terms which expire on February 18, 2021 and October 8, 2020, respectively, Canara Bank said in regulatory filings. The extension has been given as per the notification of the Department of Financial Services, the Finance Ministry dated October 10, Canara Bank said. Chennai-headquartered Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) in a separate filing said the government has extended the term of Ajay Kumar Srivastava as executive director for a period ...
The Latest: UK government defends virus control strategy

The Latest: UK government defends virus control strategy

Health
The British government is defending its strategy for combatting a second wave of coronavirus infections from criticism that new restrictions didn’t go far enough to stop the exponential spread of the virusBy The Associated PressSeptember 23, 2020, 9:30 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON — The British government is defending its strategy for combatting a second wave of coronavirus infections from criticism that new restrictions didn’t go far enough to stop the exponential spread of the virus.Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled a slate of new rules on Tuesday to stem the renewed outbreak, including a 10 p.m. curfew on bars and restaurants, increased use of face masks and again encouraging people to work from home.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky
Officials say east Libya government resigns amid protests

Officials say east Libya government resigns amid protests

World
Libyan officials say the interim government of eastern Libya has resigned amid street protests that erupted across the divided country over dire living conditionsBy BY SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 13, 2020, 9:14 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAIRO -- An interim government in eastern Libya resigned on Sunday amid street protests that erupted across the divided country over dire living conditions, officials said.Prime Minister Abdallah al-Thani submitted the resignation of his government to Aguila Saleh, speaker of the eastern-based House of Representatives, said the government's spokesman, Ezzel-Deen al-Falih.Abdallah Abaihig, a spokesman for the parliament, confirmed the government's resignation, saying lawmakers would review it in their next meet
Afghan-Taliban talks: Government calls for ceasefire

Afghan-Taliban talks: Government calls for ceasefire

World
The Afghan government has called for a humanitarian ceasefire with the Taliban, as the first-ever peace talks between the two sides began in Qatar.Abdullah Abdullah, who led the government's delegation, stressed that there was "no winner through war".The Taliban did not mention a truce, reiterating instead that Afghanistan should be under Islamic law.The US encouraged both sides to reach an agreement, telling them: "The entire world wants you to succeed".Afghanistan has seen four decades of conflict, with tens of thousands of civilians killed.The historic talks began on Saturday, one day after the 19th anniversary of the deadly 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks in New York, that led to the US beginning military operations in Afghanistan.The ...