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Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko shot and killed in Kiev 0

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko shot and killed in Kiev

A prominent Russian journalist and vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin has died after being shot in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital. Ukrainian police said Arkady Babchenko’s wife found him bleeding at their apartment building and called an ambulance, but the 41-year-old died on the way to a hospital. He had multiple gunshot wounds on his back. Ukrainian police…

Alicia Diaz Gonzalez: Fifth Mexican journalist killed in 2018 0

Alicia Diaz Gonzalez: Fifth Mexican journalist killed in 2018

Journalist Alicia Diaz Gonzalez was found dead on Thursday at her home in Monterrey, northern Mexico, having apparently been severely beaten. Diaz Gonzalez « was on the floor, face down, in a pool of blood having suffered blows, » a source from the Nuevo Leon state prosecutor’s office told AFP news agency on condition of anonymity. The…

‘A sad day’: Tributes for journalists killed in Kabul 0

‘A sad day’: Tributes for journalists killed in Kabul

Tributes are pouring in for at least nine Afghan reporters killed in an explosion while covering an earlier suicide bombing in Kabul. The first blast was caused on Monday morning by a motorcycle-riding attacker who detonated explosives during rush hour in the Shash Darak area of the Afghan capital. About half an hour later, as journalists waited by a security…

Houthi political chief Saleh al-Sammad killed in Saudi air raids 0

Houthi political chief Saleh al-Sammad killed in Saudi air raids

The political leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels has been killed in Saudi-led air strikes on Hudaida province, the group has said. The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV network reported on Monday that Saleh al-Sammad, the president of the Supreme Political Council that runs Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and other rebel-held areas, was killed on Thursday. The group said it had elected Mahdi al-Mashat…

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Funerals birth for Palestinians killed by Israel military on Land Day

Funerals have begun for the 17 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel to mark the 42nd anniversary of Land Day.  Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip held the funeral for 30-year-old Sari Abu Odeh late on Friday. He was shot dead earlier in the day after Israeli forces…

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Eastern Ghouta bombardment: 674 Syria civilians killed in 13 days

As many as 674 civilians have been killed in nearly two weeks by the continuous air attacks on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, a Syrian volunteer group has said. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as The White Helmets, said on Friday that more than 670 people have been killed since the Syrian government, aided…

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Senator: Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war has killed 20,000

An opposition senator in the Philippines said the death toll in the government’s war on drugs has now surpassed 20,000 since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office in 2016.   In a speech before the Philippine Senate on Wednesday, Antonio Trillanes said the Duterte administration’s own report shows 3,967 « drug personalities » have been killed after allegedly…

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Israel requires fee for jeep that killed Palestinian

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Abdulla has never met his older brother and namesake, but the one-year-old doesn’t fail to point at the many pictures of his sibling that adorn the family’s living room and often blow it a kiss. « I didn’t want to name him Abdulla, » the boy’s mother, Zeinat Ghneimat, said. « For weeks, I…

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Kashmir families mourn civilians killed by India’s army

Shopian, Indian-administered Kashmir – Ganawpora is in mourning. The small village in the southern part of Kashmir’s Shopian district has lost five young men, including a rebel, in less than a week. One of them, 19-year-old Javaid Ahmad Bhat, was a big cricket fan. On the morning of January 27, he spent was playing cricket…

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Devastating scenes as 95 people killed in Kabul

Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb killed and wounded more than 250 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months. There was a mix of helpless anger at the seemingly endless wave of attacks after an ambulance packed with explosives blew up in…