Authorities make more arrests in Indian Kashmir to deter protests

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Security forces detained 30 people overnight in Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, local officials said on Tuesday, seeking to keep a tight lid on protests over the federal government’s decision to strip the region of its autonomy. Crowds have demonstrated frequently in the city despite a severe clampdown on phone and internet services, a ban […]

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National Grid gave boss £1million raise before huge UK blackout

Truly shocking: National Grid gave boss John Pettigrew a £1million raise for ‘strong performance’ before UK suffered its biggest blackout in a decade John Pettigrew, 50, was paid £4.6million in the year to April, including £3.2million in bonuses 11 days ago around a million people were plunged into darkness by power cuts An interim report on the fiasco on August […]

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Attorney General William Barr removes US prisons chief after Epstein’s death

Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position Monday, more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Hugh Hurwitz’s reassignment comes amid mounting evidence that guards at the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York abdicated their responsibility to keep the 66-year-old […]

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Police lay 10 more charges in alleged Picton roofing scam

PICTON, Ont. – Police say a man previously arrested in an alleged roofing fraud is now facing 10 more charges. Provincial police originally arrested the man from Consecon, Ont., last month and charged him with two counts of fraud over $5,000. They alleged that he accepted payment for roofing work that he never completed. Police say five more alleged victims […]

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Bangladesh, UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding return to Myanmar

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar’s offer to return home, an official said on Monday, nearly a year after a major repatriation plan failed. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine for camps in Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in August 2017 the United […]

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