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Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexandre Benalla (R) played a leading security role during Emmanuel Macron's presidential campaign French prosecutors are investigating a senior presidential aide, who attacked protesters in Paris while wearing a police visor.Alexandre Benalla, an assistant to President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff, was filmed targeting a woman and a man during May Day protests.He was caught on video by a student activist and left
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Philippines v Australia basketball: 13 players suspended after on-court brawl

[ad_1] The game was stopped when the Philippines were left with just one player on courtThe International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has suspended 13 players after an on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifying tie between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month.Ten Philippine players have been banned for 35 games between them, while three Australians will miss a sum of nine.Both sides' national federations have been charged, with the Philippines
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India Netflix actor Rajshri Deshpande ‘disgusted by porn star label’

[ad_1] Image copyright Rajshri Deshpande Image caption Rajshri Deshpande stars in Netflix's first Indian drama Sacred Games An Indian actress has said she felt "disgusted" after her sex scene in a Netflix series went viral as a "porn clip".The 30-second video clip from Sacred Games shows consensual sex between a gangster and his wife, played by Rajshri Deshpande.She said people need to be careful before sharing out-of-context material.The series, featuring
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Sharks attack two children in New York, officials say

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption What appears to be a shark's tooth was extracted from the leg of a boy in Islip, New York Two children have been injured in shark attacks off the coast of Long Island in New York in the first such incidents in the state for 70 years, officials said.A 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were treated for puncture wounds in separate incidents miles
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A Pakistan court issues startling order to powerful army, influential spy agency ISI

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: A court in Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the all-powerful army and the country's influential spy agency ISI to not meddle in the affairs of other departments, reported The Express Tribune. The Islamabad high court (HC) made this explicit declaration worried over the perception of a state within a state, something security analysts in India, the US and elsewhere have been well aware of as being the norm
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Court rules South Korea must pay for Sewol victims

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sewol tragedy shocked South Korea A South Korean court has ruled the government has to pay compensation for the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster. It is the first time a court has acknowledged the state is liable for the deaths. The Sewol sank in 2014 killing 304 people, most of them school children.Some relatives of the victims had turned down an earlier
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Russian suspect offered sex to gain access, influence political process: US officials

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: For four years, a Russian accused of being a covert agent pursued a brazen effort to infiltrate conservative circles and influence powerful Republicans while she secretly was in contact with Russian intelligence operatives, a senior Russian official and a billionaire oligarch close to the Kremlin whom she called her “funder,” federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The woman, Maria Butina, carried out her campaign through a series of deceptions
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Australia PM says Pope must sack archbishop over cover-up

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has been convicted of covering up child sexual abuse Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called on Pope Francis to sack a Catholic archbishop found guilty of concealing child sexual abuse.Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted in May of covering up abuse by a paedophile priest, but has resisted calls to resign.The most senior Catholic in the world to
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‘BJP believes those in power must not be questioned’, tweets Rahul Gandhi on proposed changes to RTI Act | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday the BJP believes the public "must not question people in power" and that the changes proposed in the RTI Act "will make it a useless Act". The proposed amendment to the RTI Act to take away the stature of information commissions from the equivalent of the Election Commission will end their autonomy, transparency activists and former commissioners have said slamming