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Protesters chant 'step down CCP' in Shanghai against China's zero-Covid policy

Late Friday, videos circulated widely on the Chinese internet showing throngs of residents in Urumqi marching to a government building and chanting "end lockdowns."

published : 27 Nov 2022

More anti-COVID protests in China triggered by deadly fire

Late Friday, people in Urumqi marched largely peacefully in big puffy winter jackets on the cold winter night.

published : 27 Nov 2022

Slovenian government quits Twitter over 'hate speech' concerns

The GS -- which holds 41 of the 90 seats in parliament -- said its Twitter account had been blocked for three weeks due to technical problems and over time it had realised it did not need it.

published : 27 Nov 2022

'We cannot be broken': Zelensky vows on famine anniversary during Stalin period

"Once they wanted to destroy us with hunger, now -- with darkness and cold," Zelensky said in a video posted on social media. But he added: "We cannot be broken."

published : 27 Nov 2022

China pledges USD 100 million to Cuba, discusses new debt terms: Deputy PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Diaz-Canel met on Friday and "the offer arose of a donation of around $100 million by China," Gil told Cuban state television.

published : 27 Nov 2022

London transport network blocks Qatar ads over LGBTQ laws

"Advertising which promotes travel to Qatar, tourism in Qatar, or portrays Qatar as a desirable destination will not be considered acceptable at this time," TfL noted.

published : 27 Nov 2022

Drive-by shooting injures two at funeral at Nashville church in US

Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson said the afternoon shooting occurred outside New Season Church, where a funeral service had just ended for 19-year-old Terriana Johnson. 

published : 27 Nov 2022

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 strikes Severo-Kurilsk town in Russia

In the northern Kuril Islands of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, Severo-Kurilsk is a town and the administrative hub of the Severo-Kurilsky District.

published : 27 Nov 2022

DR Congo rebellion leaves rape victims and war wounded in its wake

Fighting has displaced at least 262,000 people since March, according to the UN's humanitarian agency OCHA, with many of them gathering in squalid camps near Goma.

published : 26 Nov 2022

Ukraine works to restore water, power after Russian strikes

The Kyiv municipal administration said water connections had been restored throughout the city, but that about 130,000 residents remain without electricity.

published : 26 Nov 2022

German government seeks to ease rules for naturalization

The government also wants to drop restrictions on holding dual citizenship.

published : 26 Nov 2022

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen resigns as party leader after election loss

Tsai offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters.

published : 26 Nov 2022

Iran leader praises force tasked with quashing protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed members of the Basij and reiterated unsupported claims that protesters demonstrating countrywide are "tools" of the US and its “mercenaries."

published : 26 Nov 2022

Deaths feared, dozen missing on Italian island after landslide: reports

Media reports had earlier put the missing at 13, but officials cautioned that, as poor weather conditions hampered the rescue effort, the exact picture was unclear.

published : 26 Nov 2022

Mumbai terror attack led to forging of strong bond between Israel & India: top Israeli diplomat 

The Mumbai terror attack which drew widespread global condemnation began on November 26 and lasted until November 29, 2008.

published : 26 Nov 2022