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QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean authorities began arresting shopkeepers for raising food prices as indigenous groups clashed with security forces on Sunday in a fourth day of protests against President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures. One man died in central Azuay province when roadblocks blocked an ambulance from reaching him after he was hit by a car,
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A Catholic bishop in New Zealand has resigned after a church body investigated a young woman’s complaint against him regarding “unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature”, a top church official has said. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North, Cardinal John Dew, the metropolitan archbishop of New
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RABAT (Reuters) – A member of Morocco’s governing coalition said on Friday it would join the opposition ahead of a reshuffle requested by King Mohammed VI, citing disagreements with its partners in government. Senior Progress and Socialism Party (PPS) members, announcing the decision, decried a “democratic deficit” in Morocco and cited “backtracking” from a new
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) received 1,143 complaints on foul smelling water from Sept 28 till 10am Friday (Oct 4). Ninety-seven of the complaints were received from 6pm Thursday (Oct 3) till 10am today. Air Selangor Customer Relations and Communications Department head Abdul Raof Ahmad said 1,129 of the cases
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QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency on Thursday as massive nationwide protests broke out against the elimination of four-decade-old fuel subsidies. Interior Minister Maria Romo said 19 people were arrested for blocking roads and other crimes, as thousands took to the streets, burning tyres and chanting slogans. (Reporting by
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi elite counter-terrorism service troops used live ammunition and tear gas on Wednesday to prevent protesters from breaking into Baghdad airport, police sources told Reuters. Five people were killed on Wednesday and more than 200 were wounded in renewed clashes nationwide, the largest display to date of public anger against Prime Minister
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Security forces used live fire and tear gas to disperse demonstrators in renewed protests in Baghdad on Wednesday, a day after at least two Iraqis were killed and 200 wounded in clashes over unemployment, corruption and poor public services. At least eight protesters were wounded in the Zafaraniya district of southeast Baghdad
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TERCEIRA ISLAND, Portugal (Reuters) – As winds started to blow, authorities closed numerous streets and roads in Portugal’s Azores islands in preparation for Hurricane Lorenzo, which is expected to hit the mid-Atlantic archipelago early on Wednesday. The hurricane, packing 100-mph (155-kph) winds, is likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions, with only a
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KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban killed at least 11 police officers in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province before burning their headquarters, officials said on Tuesday. The insurgent group’s attacks in Balkh’s Shortepa district started on Monday evening and carried into early Tuesday. After taking control of the police headquarters in the district in a gun battle,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump urged Australia’s prime minister during a recent phone call to help the U.S. attorney general in an investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing two U.S. officials with knowledge of the call. The White House restricted access to the call’s
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has decided it does not need to close the eastern island of Komodo next year as planned because its population of rare Komodo dragons is relatively stable and not under threat, the environment minister said on Monday. East Nusa Tenggara Governor Viktor B. Laiskodat said in July that the island needed
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A bus veered into the opposite lane in China on Saturday morning, hitting a truck and killing 36 people, according to an official police notice. The bus, which was driving north, broke through a barrier dividing two lanes on a motorway and crashed into a truck carrying 3 people moving in the
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SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Authorities in Indian Kashmir tightened restrictions on people’s movements on Saturday to prevent possible protests triggered by a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Khan, in an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, warned there would be a bloodbath once India lifts its restrictions in Kashmir which
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NEW YORK (Bernama): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international community, instead of preparing for war, should be paying attention to the climate changes and accompanying natural disasters. “We should be preparing to combat climate change, to bring back the normal environment we had been used to over the last thousands of years,” the Prime
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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – U.S. forces said on Friday they killed 17 suspected militants in their third air strike in a week on southern Libya. The strike, conducted on Tuesday, hit southwestern Libya, the U.S. Africa Command said in a statement, without giving the location. Residents of the city of Sebha said they heard an
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