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Video shows officer striking young man at Baltimore school

Video shows officer striking young man at Baltimore school

Baltimore prosecutors are investigating after a school police officer was caught on video hitting and kicking a young man inside a city school. Show Video Baltimore City Public Schools released a statement saying their own officials are “vigorously investigating” the Tuesday incident at REACH Partnership School. In a cellphone video shot by a student, a school police officer can be …

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France begins to dismantle part of Calais migrant camp

France begins to dismantle part of Calais migrant camp

Work began on Monday to clear a shanty town outside Calais used by migrants trying to reach Britain after the French government won a legal battle to dismantle part of the camp. One person was arrested for trying to prevent the clearing of the site – where about 3,000 people are staying – by about 20 workers under heavy police …

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PA approves bill for protection of women against violence

PA approves bill for protection of women against violence

LAHORE: The historic Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill 2015 that faced a lot of opposition even from the government quarters and was finally passed by the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday provides, for the first time in the history of the country, comprehensive protection to women against a range of crimes. The list of crimes includes abatement of an …

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Nuclear weapons commander says U.S. needs to modernize

Nuclear weapons commander says U.S. needs to modernize

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — In describing how little room the Pentagon has to extend the life of its decades-old nuclear forces, the top U.S. nuclear war-fighting commander, Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, says “we’re at the brick wall stage.” Time to begin modernizing the country’s nuclear weapons is running short, he and other Pentagon leaders say. They contend …

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Six female New York prisoners sue officials over sexual abuse

Six female New York prisoners sue officials over sexual abuse

Sexual abuse and harassment of women in New York State prisons persists and flourishes because the state’s “zero tolerance” policy is a sham, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court asks a judge to force the state to prevent women from being sexually abused by male guards. The lawsuit seeking class action status represents six women …

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Jailed Palestinian journalist calls off long hunger strike

Jailed Palestinian journalist calls off long hunger strike

Jailed Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq has put an end to its grueling 94-day hunger strike that had exposed him to an immediate risk of death after his lawyers reached an agreement with Israeli authorities for his release in May. Lawyers Hanan al-Khatib and Hiba Masalha, of the Palestinian Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, said Qiq officially ended his hunger strike on …

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Ibrahimi mosque massacre anniversary marked by Palestinians

Ibrahimi mosque massacre anniversary marked by Palestinians

Palestinians marched through Hebron to mark the anniversary of the Ibrahim mosque massacre and call for the reopening of al-Shuhada Street on Friday. Dozens gathered peacefully to remember the 1994 massacre that killed 29 and wounded 125 when an American-Israeli settler opened fire on Muslims praying at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank. Baruch Goldstein, a member of …

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S. African Muslim lawyers demand arrest of Israel’s Peres

S. African Muslim lawyers demand arrest of Israel's Peres

A Muslim lawyers association in South Africa has filed an official request with authorities to have former Israeli President Shimon Peres arrested when he arrives in the country this coming weekend for a fundraising event. “We have launched a complaint with the South African Police Services (SAPS), the Hawks [specialized police services] and the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) to arrest …

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Apple calls for government panel to examine encryption

Apple calls for government panel to examine encryption

Apple is pushing for the legal row over unblocking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone to be taken up by a Washington DC committee instead of being handled through the courts. Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, wrote in an email to employees on Monday morning that the “best way forward” would be for the US government to withdraw its judicial order, …

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Druze slam Israeli plan for town on Palestinian lands

Druze slam Israeli plan for town on Palestinian lands

Members of the Druze community have slammed Israel’s plan to build a new town for the minority on the site of two Palestinian villages that have been razed by the Tel Aviv regime. Israel’s National Planning and Building Council approved the plan in January, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that it will be the first town for the …

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