Category: deadly

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Azerbaijan: Baku rehab centre hit by lethal fireplace

At least 26 people have died in a fire in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, according to a health ministry official. Four others were wounded in the blaze, which broke out on Friday in a drug abuse treatment centre, Azerbaijan’s APA news agency reported. Emergency services managed to extinguish the fire at the Republican Narcology Dispensary on Friday morning,…

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1000’s philosophize lethal drug war in the Philippines

Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Manila to protest Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, which has left thousands of people dead, and to express their opposition to plans to change the constitution. Catholic groups held a pre-dawn “walk for life” on Saturday against the drug killings, as well as the proposed restoration of…

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Anti-austerity protests in Tunisia turn lethal

A 55-year-old man has died after a protest over government austerity measures in Tunisia, the country’s state news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) has reported. Five others were injured during the demonstration, which took place in Tebourba, 40km west of the capital Tunis, according to TAP. The Tunisian Ministry of Interior confirmed in a statement…

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Refugees ‘tolerated’ after crossing deadly Dark Sea

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect the identities of the migrants quoted in this piece. Bucharest, Romania – In a small yard of an old Bucharest building, 24-year-old Sitna* barely moves. She is pregnant, waiting to deliver at any moment. Along with her husband and their two-year-old daughter, she travelled from Iraq…

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Resisting Duterte’s deadly conflict on medicines

This week on The Debrief: our correspondent Ted Regencia on the opposition to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, its human cost and the rise of vigilantism. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Ted Regencia. Our host is Mohsin Ali. READ MORE: The Philippines: when the police kill children Dinner with Rodrigo Duterte Subscribe to the…