The U.N. human rights office called on Tuesday (October 12) for a "prompt, thorough, impartial and independent investigations" into the use of disproportionate force by Libyan authorities against migrants and asylum seekers. Armed forces in Tripoli began a series of mass arrests a week earlier, detaining more than 4,000 people in overcrowded detention centres, U.N. rights spokeswoman, Marta Hurtado told a news briefing in Geneva. "Women, children and men were arrested and handcuffed. Security forces used unnecessary and disproportionate force to detain them, including shooting and beating those who resisted or tried to escape. As a result, at least one person died, five were injured, and more than 4,000 were detained," she said.
Forces train in Afghanistan's last anti-Taliban holdout Panjshir which remains the only holdout against the Taliban after the hardline Islamists took control of Afghanistan.
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30 Sep 2020
Three people have died in a northern California wildfire. A separate blaze ripped through the world-famed wine regions of Napa and Sonoma as the state sees a historic fire season.
19 Sep 2020
Journalist Valentin Gendrot's speaks about his book "Flic" (EN: Cop) (Editions Goutte d'Or), a story of infiltrating the French police force. From his training in Brittany to his assignment at a police station of the 19th arrondissement of Paris, he recounts his two-year spell at the heart of a violent universe in which he says he witnessed beatings, discrimination and racism on a recurring basis.
12 Sep 2020
Nigeria's first lady, Aisha Buhari is angry at the moment. The controversial first lady is attacking a popular Daily Trust cartoonist, Bulama Mustapha, over a cartoon on the wedding of her daughter, Hanan. In the cartoon, Mustapha depicted the First Lady holding up the wedding invite of her daughter while Nigerians drowned in a pool of blood with a message: “At least you can enjoy the pictures”.
30 Mar 2020
One of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force is predicting millions of infections. Spain has set another grim daily record for the number deaths. Follow DW for the latest.
1 Jul 2019
French police under fire again for 'excessive force'
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Two U.S. supersonic bombers conduct live-fire drills in South Korea as a show of force after this week's ICBM launch by North Korea.