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‘He fought to the end’: Grammy-nominated rapper DMX dies after cardiac arrest

‘He fought to the end’: Grammy-nominated rapper DMX dies after cardiac arrest

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Rapper DMX has died one week after suffering a "catastrophic cardiac arrest", his family has said.The 50-year-old, whose real name was Earl Simmons, had been admitted to intensive care in New York on Friday 2 April and was initially placed on life support. Earlier this week, family, friends and fans had held a vigil outside the hospital.In a statement announcing his death, his family said relatives had been by his side and described him as "a warrior who fought till the very end".Paying tribute, they said: "He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him." His music, they added, "inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever". ...
Jordan’s Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein says he’s been placed under house arrest

Jordan’s Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein says he’s been placed under house arrest

World
The half-brother of Jordan's King Abdullah has said he has been placed under house arrest, claiming he was being punished for taking in part in meetings in which the king had been criticised.In a video leaked to several broadcasters, Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein said he was visited early on Saturday by the country's military chief and told "I was not allowed to go out, to communicate with people or to meet with them". He said his security detail was removed, and his phone and internet service had been cut.He accused Jordan's "ruling system" of incompetence and corruption, saying it had decided "that its personal interests, that its financial interests, that its corruption is more important than the lives and dignity and futures of the 10 million people that live here"."I'm not part of any c...
French authorities arrest 5, issue 1,200 fines after illegal rave

French authorities arrest 5, issue 1,200 fines after illegal rave

World
Jan. 2 (UPI) -- French authorities arrested five people and issued about 1,200 fines after discovering an illegal New Year's rave in the French countryside. More than 2,500 people defied the government's coronavirus restrictions and national curfew to attend the event in Brittany. Advertisement The rave started Thursday but ended Saturday, and authorities have seized trucks, sound systems and generators and police are investigating thoroughly "so that this illegal event is harshly sanctioned," according to French interior minister Gerald Darmanin. About two-thirds of the fines issued were related to COVID-19 restrictions and 400 to drug offenses, police said. Local police tried to shut the party down Thursday, but faced "violent hostility" from partygoers, who had planned to stay until Tu...
Hong Kong police arrest 8 over university protest

Hong Kong police arrest 8 over university protest

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Police and local media say Hong Kong authorities have arrested eight people in connection with an unauthorized protest at a university campus last month, amid a widening crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese territoryBy ZEN SOO Associated PressDecember 7, 2020, 10:05 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHONG KONG -- Hong Kong authorities arrested eight people Monday in connection with an unauthorized protest at a university campus last month, amid a widening crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.The arrests were made in relation to a demonstration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in which more than 100 people protested a decision to hold graduation ceremonies online. Such ceremonies are often used as a way for students...
UN panel says Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and detention violated international norms

UN panel says Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and detention violated international norms

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Nov. 23 (UPI) -- An independent panel working with the United Nations announced Monday that fugitive and former Renault-Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn was wrongly arrested in Japan and should be given "compensation and other reparations" according to international law. The UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said in a report that Ghosn, 66, was arrested and detained for more than 100 days in a Tokyo cell as part of a system of what the panel called Japanese "hostage justice," in which suspects are detained for long periods in inhumane conditions, exerting psychological pressure to confess. Advertisement The five-member group, which is made up of independent experts, asked the government of Japan to conduct a "full and independent investigation" of Ghosn's multipl...