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Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict: Victims increase in Nagorno Karabakh

media captionReservoirs ignite when fighting breaks out over the disputed region Nearly 100 people, including civilians, died while fighting raged between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The mountain enclave was recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but has been ruled by Armenians since the end of the 1994 war. The self-proclaimed republic reported 84 military deaths on …

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The death toll from global coronavirus exceeds 1 million

More than one million people worldwide have now died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. The fee is about nine months after the disease was first detected in Wuhan, China. The first coronavirus-related death in China was reported on January 11, according to the World Health Organization, and 10 days later the virus was reported in the United States. …

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Amnesty International will suspend operations in India, citing government harassment

The government “treats human rights organizations as criminal enterprises and dissenters as criminals without any credible evidence,” Avinash Kumar, executive director of Amnesty International India, said in a statement. Its purpose is to “create a climate of fear.” Amnesty has said it will cut staff and end its human rights campaigns, which include reports of deadly interfaith riots in Delhi …

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Romanian villagers re-elect mayor who died of Covid-19

BUCHAREST – Romanian villagers re-elected their mayor with a landslide, although he died two weeks ago from complications of Covid-19, saying he had done a good job and deserved his posthumous victory. A video shared on social media shows dozens of villagers visiting the grave of Jon Aliman, a Social Democrat, to light candles after Sunday’s local elections. “This is …

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Chinese kindergarten teacher sentenced to death for poisoning 25 students with nitrite-linked porridge

In its official ruling Monday, the Jiaozuo Intermediate People’s Court in Henan Province described Wang Yun’s motives as “disgusting” and “vicious.” “She must be punished strictly in accordance with the law,” the ruling said. The court heard that at the beginning of the poisoning, Wang had an argument with another teacher at Jiaozuo Kindergarten about how best to deal with …

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Suspect arrested in Paris raid near former Charlie Hebdo magazine office

A Pakistani immigrant suspected of stabbing two people in front of the former Charlie Hebdo office in Paris has followed a South Asian Islamic sect that is increasingly daring in Pakistan and occasionally provokes violence, defending the central figure in Islam from what supporters see. as blasphemous insults. In a video, police say they found the suspect’s phone and posted …

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