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More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced - a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests.

Portland protest strives for peace as US Forces drawn down

More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced - a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests.
Four persons were killed and five others wounded in a gas cylinder explosion in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia on Saturday, a firefighting police chief said.

Four dead, five injured in Cambodian gas explosion

Four persons were killed and five others wounded in a gas cylinder explosion in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia on Saturday, a firefighting police chief said.
Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.

US cities extend curfews, deploy soldiers as street anger mounts

Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.
HOUSTON - Houston police say nearly 200 people were arrested and four officers were injured during protests over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

About 200 arrested in Houston protests, four officers injured

Houston police say nearly 200 people were arrested and four officers were injured during protests over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.g
In multiple tweets, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Black Lives Matter protesters that they face ‘the most vicious dogs’ and ‘the most ominous guns’ if they breach the White House fence.

Donald Trump promises ‘vicious dogs, most ominous guns’ to WH protesters

In multiple tweets, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Black Lives Matter protesters that they face ‘the most vicious dogs’ and ‘the most ominous guns’ if they breach the White House fence.
Rioters stormed the Minneapolis 3rd Precinct before setting the building ablaze. Reuters

George Floyd: Protesters set US police station ablaze

A police station in Minnesota went up in flames late Thursday in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man.
Iran’s parliament has elected conservative Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf to be its new speaker.

Former Tehran mayor elected Iran’s parliament speaker

Iran’s parliament has elected conservative Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf to be its new speaker.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested for faking abduction of wife, two children in Imo

Police in Imo have arrested one Obinna Anusiem from Umuima Atta in Njaba Local Government Area of the state for allegedly faking the kidnap of his wife, Chinyere and their two children.

Protest in Kano over ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad

Scores of youth stormed the Kano Hisbah office on Wednesday over an alleged blasphemy song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
A man standing outside a mosque in the Iranian capital Tehran on February 14, 2020 hands out electoral leaflets showing candidates campaigning in the upcoming Iranian legislative election due to take place on February 21. (Photo by – - AFP)

Iran’s parliament: what you need to know

Conservatives are expected to make a resurgence next Friday when Iranians elect a new parliament, a legislative chamber that shapes debate in the Islamic republic.
Tehran’s Police Chief, Hossein Rahimi, on Monday denied that the security forces under police commandment had shot at the protesters over the past few days, state TV reported.

Police chief denies shooting at Tehran protests

Earlier, hundreds of people tried to stage demonstrations in Tehran in protest against the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) over Tehran’s airspace
A man attacked a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City, stabbing and wounding five people before fleeing in a vehicle, police said.

Five stabbed at Hanukkah celebration near New York City

A man attacked a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City, stabbing and wounding five people before fleeing in a vehicle, police said.
The operation came after France’s government set out a tougher stance in immigration. Martin Bureau-AFP via Getty Images

Police evacuate 1,600 migrants from Paris tent camps

The French police in Paris cleared two migrant camps in the northern part of the city and the inner suburb of Saint-Denis on Thursday.
The number of people killed in an earthquake in north-eastern Pakistan has risen to 32, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers scrambled to reach victims in heavy rain.

Death toll in Pakistan quake rises to 32 as rain hampers rescue

The number of people killed in an earthquake in north-eastern Pakistan has risen to 32, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers scrambled to reach victims in heavy rain.
Hillary Innocent Taylor Seguya, a global youth ambassador, contends that Museveni’s actions bar him from online conversation. Courtesy of Taylor Seguya

Ugandan student drags president, spokesman to court for blocking him on Twitter

A Havard student, Hillary Innocent Seguya Taylor, has dragged the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, government spokesman, Ofwono Opondo and the Police Chief, Asan Kasingye, to court for blocking him on Twitter.
US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem.

Trump to address nation after US shootings leave 29 dead

US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Amnesty condemns proscription of Ibraheem el-Zakzaky-led Shiite group

The Amnesty International has condemned the Nigerian government’s proscription of the Shiite movement in Nigeria as a suppression of freedom of religion and association.
Muslim men in front of a mosque in Kiniyama, Sri Lanka, after a mob attacked it. Dinuka Liyanawatte-Reuters

Sri Lanka vows to go tough on anti-Muslim rioters

The Sri Lankan Police has vowed to use maximum force against violent protesters who have continued to attack mosques and the Muslims in the country.

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