‘Obvious religious hatred’: Muslim man in India lynched on video

‘Obvious religious hatred’: Muslim man in India lynched on video

Indian police say they have arrested one person and are searching for a dozen others over the torture of a Muslim man who later died of his wounds, in the latest suspected lynching in the country by Hindu vigilantes. A 10-minute video shows Tabrez Ansari, 24, being beaten by a group of men last week over accusations he…
Turkey’s opposition sees turning point in Istanbul mayoral win

Turkey’s opposition sees turning point in Istanbul mayoral win

Opposition supporters and the few media outlets that back them are calling Republican People's Party's (CHP) Ekrem Imamoglu's win in the Istanbul mayoral rerun vote a win for democracy. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been dealt an awkward blow, with his personal campaign efforts for the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) candidate…
Ethiopia security forces kill alleged coup leader

Ethiopia security forces kill alleged coup leader

Ethiopian security forces have killed the man accused of orchestrating a failed coup d'etat over the weekend. General Asamnew Tsige allegedly led the coup attempt in the northern Amhara region and he was shot on Monday near the state capital Bahir Dar, the prime minister's press secretary, Negussu Tilahun, told Reuters news agency. Tilahun declined to give…
Yazidis to accept ISIL rape survivors, but not their children

Yazidis to accept ISIL rape survivors, but not their children

Children born to Yazidi women raped by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) fighters will not be permitted to join the community in northern Iraq, the minority sect's faith leaders have said. In a statement late on Saturday, the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council said an earlier declaration stating "all survivors" of…
Spain election: Socialist PSOE wins but no clear majority

Spain election: Socialist PSOE wins but no clear majority

Madrid, Spain - The governing Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) has won the country's general election with 123 seats after 99.9 percent of the votes were counted. PSOE's historical centre-right rival, the People's Party (PP), won 66 seats in Sunday's election in Spain. Speaking to supporters in Madrid, PSOE leader and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said…
Japan Emperor’s abdication: What you need to know

Japan Emperor’s abdication: What you need to know

Japan's 85-year-old Emperor Akihito will end his three-decade reign on Tuesday when he abdicates to his son Crown Prince Naruhito. He's the first emperor to abdicate in 200 years. The last abdication by a Japanese monarch was in 1817. Naruhito will become emperor on Wednesday, but his formal enthronement will take place at a more…

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