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At least 13 people injured in fireworks explosion in southern France -...

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Moscow, Aug 17 (Sputnik/UNI) At least 13 people have been injured, two of them seriously, in a fireworks explosion during a fireworks show in the town of Collioure in southern France, local media reported on Saturday.
‘Quash’ convictions and release women jailed for protesting against wearing veils in I...
New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): Decades-long prison sentences handed down to three women protesting the strictly enforced wearing of veils in Iran, have drawn alarm and condemnation from six United Nations independent human rights experts.
Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed mili...
New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Friday that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible.
Two years after exodus, Myanmar’s ‘desperate’ Rohingya youth need education, skills:...
New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and jeopardized the hopes of an entire generation, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, said on Friday.
Israel approves US congresswoman's entry
Jerusalem, Aug 16 (Xinhua/UNI) Israel approved on Friday a request by US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to enter the country for a family visit after her entry was banned one day before.
Ten people arrested after police killed in UK
London, Aug 16 (Xinhua/UNI) Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a police officer was killed Thursday in Berkshire, a county in southeast England. 
Hong Kong Protests: #BoycottMulan trends after Disney actress Liu Yifei supports police ac...
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IBNS): Liu Yifei, the actress starring in Disney's upcoming live-action "Mulan" remake, landed herself in a controversy after she supported the police whom the anti-government protesters in Hong Kong accused of using excessive force to quell the unrest.
Israeli police shoot two knife-men after attack on officer in Jerusalem
Tel Aviv, Aug 15 (Sputnik/UNI) Two men were shot in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday after launching a stabbing attack on an officer, the Israeli police said.
Uzbek national pleads guilty in US Court for conspiring to help IS in Syria: Justice Dept
Washington, Aug 16 (Sputnik/UNI) An Uzbek national pleaded guilty in a US court to conspiring to support the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) in Syria, the Justice Department said in a press release.
Syrian military liberates two Idlib villages after clashes with militants: Military Offici...
Damascus, Aug 16 (Sputnik/UNI) The Syrian military has liberated two villages in the south of the northwestern Idlib province after clashing with terrorists, a brigadier general of the Syrian Armed Forces told Sputnik.
Children’s lives in Mediterranean Sea must take priority over politics, says UNICEF
New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): The fate of 130 children on board two rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea should not be put at risk by political point-scoring, the UN said on Thursday, amid ongoing uncertainty about whether the vessels will be allowed to dock in Italy.
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