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N Ireland leaders call for calm after night of violence

N Ireland leaders call for calm after night of violence

World
Young people set a hijacked bus on fire and hurled gasoline bombs at police in Belfast in at least the fourth night of serious violence in a week in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balanceBy PETER MORRISON and JILL LAWLESS Associated PressApril 8, 2021, 10:16 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Young people set a hijacked bus on fire and hurled gasoline bombs at police in Belfast in at least the fourth night of serious violence in a week in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance.People also lobbed bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs Wednesday night in both directions over a concrete “peace wall” that se...
‘Horrifying’ violence has killed at least 43 children in Myanmar, report says

‘Horrifying’ violence has killed at least 43 children in Myanmar, report says

World
At least 43 children have died in violence during Myanmar's coup, according to reports described as "horrifying".The death toll of children has more than doubled in the past 12 days and the total number of people killed now stands at 521, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) says. The youngest victim was a girl aged just seven years old.A total of 15 children under the age of 16 are among the casualties, including children aged nine and 11.Among those killed were a 13-year-old boy who was reportedly shot in the head while trying to run away from armed forces, and a 14-year-old Mandalay boy who was reportedly shot dead while he was inside or around his home. ...
Trump banned from YouTube over concerns of ‘ongoing potential for violence’

Trump banned from YouTube over concerns of ‘ongoing potential for violence’

Technology
Donald Trump has been banned from uploading videos on YouTube "in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence", the platform said.YouTube, which is owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, said it had removed new content from the president's channel on Tuesday for violating its policies. Mr Trump will be unable to upload anything "for a minimum of seven days", a spokesperson said.This means he will not be able to post any YouTube videos to his 2.76 million subscribers before Joe Biden replaces him on 20 January.The president uploaded eight new videos on Tuesday, including one which saw him telling reporters that "Big Tech had made a terrible mistake" by barring him. ...
Google, Apple remove Parler app over posts inciting violence

Google, Apple remove Parler app over posts inciting violence

Business
Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Google cut the Parler app from its Play Store listings over posts the company said incites more violence in the aftermath of the U.S. Capitol riot Friday, and on Saturday Apple followed suit. Screenshots from Parler, which launched in 2018 as an alternative to Twitter, show posts referring to firing squads and calls to bring weapons to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, CNBC reported. Advertisement The social media network is popular with supporters of President Donald Trump. "We're a community town square, an open town square, with no censorship," Parler CEO John Matze told CNBC in a report last summer. "If you can say it on the street of New York, you can say it on Parler." Google said in a statement it warned Parler about its content moderation policy earlier th...
Police clash with protesters in Paris as violence flares at anti-security bill demos

Police clash with protesters in Paris as violence flares at anti-security bill demos

World
Police clashed with protesters in Paris as demonstrations over a new French security law turned violent.Thousands took to the streets of the French capital and other major cities on Saturday to protest President Emmanuel Macron's proposed legislation, which they claim would restrict civil liberties and increase surveillance. Demonstrators were also marching against police brutality, but officers were forced to fire tear gas when a small number of them burned cars, smashed shop windows and set fire to barricades.Part of Mr Macron's draft bill - that would have banned the filming of police officers - had to be rewritten earlier this week after it sparked a major backlash. Image: Thousands took to the streets for the protest against the 'global sec...