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Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

World
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...
Google staff protest against Pentagon work

Google staff protest against Pentagon work

Technology
Thousands of staff at Google are protesting against the company's work with the Pentagon's surveillance drones programme.Called Project Maven, the programme uses Google technology to automate the analysis of objects in the enormous amount of images that are captured by the Department of Defense's unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).More than 3,100 staff signatures have been attached to a letter addressed to chief executive Sundar Pichai which is circulating inside Google with a request that the company pull out of the project.According to a copy of the letter published by The New York Times, the letter states: "We believe that Google should not be in the business of war."Therefore we ask that Project Maven be cancelled, and that Google draft, publicise and enforce a clear policy stating that n...
Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

World
Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest.Palestinian officials say dozens have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, after earlier reporting the death of a farmer due to tank fire.The Israeli military reported "rioting" at six places and that it was "firing towards main instigators".Palestinians have pitched five camps near the border for the protest, dubbed the Great March of Return.What is the latest at the border?Palestinian media are reporting about 7,000 people are protesting along the border.The Palestinian Red Crescent said more than 50 people had been wounded by live fire from the Israeli side. Tear gas has also been fired.Before the protest started, Palestinian officials said Israeli tank fire had killed 27-year-o...
NFL free agent Eric Reid says he won't protest during national anthem

NFL free agent Eric Reid says he won't protest during national anthem

Sports
If free-agent safety Eric Reid lands another job in the NFL, he plans to give up kneeling during the national anthem next season. Reid joined former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his protests against police brutality and racial injustice during the 2016 season and continued to knee during the playing of the anthem last year. "I'm just going to consider different ways to be active, different ways to bring awareness to the issues of this country to improve on," Reid said while watching his brother, Justin, at Stanford's pro day on Thursday. "I don't think it'll be in the form of protesting during the anthem. And I said 'during' because it's crazy to me that the narrative got changed to we were protesting the anthem, because that wasn't the case. But I think we're going ...
Iranian women arrested for removing mandatory hijabs in public protest

Iranian women arrested for removing mandatory hijabs in public protest

World
Tehran police arrested 29 people on Thursday after an unprecedented protest against the legal requirement that women must wear headscarves in public took place this week, according to Iranian media reports. In a symbolic move, at least six women climbed on utility boxes on busy streets in Tehran on Monday, took off their headscarves, or hijabs, put them on sticks and waved them for some minutes. The photos went viral on social media networks with the hashtag #NoToCompulsaryHijab. Omid Memarian, an Iranian journalist, tweeted, "A growing number of women are removing their mandatory head scarves & waving them on the streets of Tehran: a courageous symbol of civil protest against the hijab; forced on women in Iran for decades. Six women so far and it seems they're just starting!" The ...