Little Rock mayor vows action against gun violence
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The mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas is vowing action to prevent gun violence after a "heart-breaking" shooting that wounded 25 people.
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At the age of just 26, Zarifa Ghafari became the first female mayor of the Afghan province of Maidan Wardak. She fled Afghanistan after the Taliban took power earlier this month. Now in safety in Germany, she explains that she left her country in order to avoid endangering her family. "I have always been at the top of the Taliban's blacklist," says Ghafari, whose father was assassinated last year. She tells FRANCE 24 how she plans to continue her fight for women's rights in Afghanistan. The young woman also calls for pressure on the Taliban leaders to negotiate.
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The Socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, announces plans to run for president in next year's election, joining a growing list of challengers to centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron. Hidalgo was the first woman to be elected mayor of Paris and she now hopes to become France's first female president. Polls currently show Hidalgo would garner only seven to nine percent in the first round of voting for president in April if picked to represent the Socialists.
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In the central Romanian city of Targu Mures, a former archaeologist and political newcomer is seeking to heal ethnic divisions and clean up corruption and mismanagement.
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Several students were also injured, after an individual opened fire at Perm State National Research University.
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Shocked and grieving Russians gather outside a university in the city of Perm after a student went on a campus shooting spree, killing six people and wounding dozens more. With a heavy police presence around Perm State University a day after the killings, they lay red carnations and light candles at makeshift memorials.
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The shooting at a Kroger grocery store has left at least a dozen people injured, according to police. The suspect behind the shooting is reportedly dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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In what police believe to be a gangland shooting, two men dressed as lawyers entered a court in Dehli armed with guns and killed a suspect standing trial. The assailants were shot dead on site.
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The SPD's Franziska Giffey won 21.4% of the vote, beating the Greens' Bettina Jarasch, who got 18.9%. Besides the national election, Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania were also electing local legislatures.
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There's a thin line between political satire and stories that are simply fake news. A recent resurfacing of a story about Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, illustrates the problem. We take a closer look.
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President Lukashenko claimed that hundreds of people had been arrested. Rights groups spoke of roughly 100 arrests. The move came after a shootout that left an IT contractor and a KGB agent dead on Tuesday.
19 Oct 2021
A Russian film crew has landed on Earth after filming scenes for the world's first feature movie shot in space.
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Nigerian protesters Legend, Solomon and Samuel were all injured on the night of October 20, 2020 - a night they "can never forget" - when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Between anger, deception, and hope, the 'Soro Soke' ('Speak Up' in Yoruba) demonstrators still want their voices to be heard a year later.
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