Tunisian protesters vent anger at the police, government
06 February 2021 | 6:55 pm
Around 1,000 people have been arrested since unrest broke out earlier this month in Tunisia over economic hardship worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. Protesters have been demanding the release of those detained.
Popular Punjabi rapper and politician Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down over the weekend after his security was reduced. Police said gang feuds might be behind the killing.
Sri Lanka is facing one of the worst economic crises in recent decades, triggering public anger and mass protests, which have fostered unity across ethnic and religious lines.
President Kais Saied issued the order with a list of judges to be dismissed, accusing them of corruption and stalling terrorism cases. Critics have blasted the dismissals as an "affront" to judicial independence.
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Law enforcement officers waiting to confront the gunman in the Uvalde school massacre were aware of the wounded inside, according to a New York Times report.
Paris police chief Didier Lallement has accepted a 'failure' in security operations during the Champions League final. He also defended the handling of the chaos and actions he believes 'prevented deaths.'
Brazilian rescue teams have found a backpack and clothes belonging to British journalist Dom Phillips and tribal expert Bruno Pereira respectively. Their mission to find the missing men continues.
The remains of UK journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira have been found in the Amazon jungle, according to a report. However, federal police deny that the bodies had been found and identified.
Brazilian police arrested a fisherman, who is the brother of the prime suspect, in the case of the disappearance of Bruno Pereira and Dom Philips. The search for the two is still ongoing.
Tunisia has ground to a halt under strike action, with skyrocketing inflation and unpopular reforms sending tens of thousands into the streets. We hear more from our correspondent in Tunis. Also, many Nigerians who fled to neighbouring Niger under the tyranny of Boko Haram are being called on to return home. And we see how a Paris tech show is honouring startups in Africa with the Africa Tech Award.
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