MBS talked about using a ‘poison ring’ to kill the Saudi king in 2014 so his father could take the throne, exiled spy says

Mohammed bin Salman said in 2014 he could kill the then-king with a poison ring from Russia, a former spy said. Saad al-Jabri, a former Saudi spy chief who fled the country in 2017, made the claim about MBS. Al-Jabri told “60 Minutes” that MBS bragged he could do it so his father could takeContinue reading “MBS talked about using a ‘poison ring’ to kill the Saudi king in 2014 so his father could take the throne, exiled spy says”

Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence

Religious violence erupts after photo widely circulated on social media shows the Quran placed on the knee of a Hindu deity. Police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 suspects after two Hindu men were killed and temples vandalised following unrest triggered by the alleged desecration of the Muslim holy book during a Hindu religiousContinue reading “Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence”

A 100-year-old former Nazi guard has gone on trial, facing charges for 3,518 deaths

A 100-year-old man went on trial in Germany Thursday, accused of being an accessory to murder for serving as a Nazi SS guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin during World War II. The trial of the defendant, who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder, was held at the Neuruppin stateContinue reading “A 100-year-old former Nazi guard has gone on trial, facing charges for 3,518 deaths”

Germany: Gas station employee killed over a face mask

A 20-year-old clerk was shot after asking a customer to wear a face mask in Germany. The suspected shooter said he was stressed out by coronavirus measures. A gas station worker in the town of Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, lost his life after a dispute with a customer over COVID-19 measures, police said Monday. According to the police report,Continue reading “Germany: Gas station employee killed over a face mask”

Neo-Nazi march against LGBTQ+ community in Madrid raises alarm over growing homophobia

Regional prosecutors have launched an investigation into potential hate crimes while politicians have criticized premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso for downplaying the problem A neo-Nazi march in Madrid has created concern over the rise of homophobia in Spain. Around 200 people gathered on Saturday in the gay-friendly neighborhood of Chueca, known as the center of Spain’s annual PrideContinue reading “Neo-Nazi march against LGBTQ+ community in Madrid raises alarm over growing homophobia”

Record number of environmental activists murdered

A record number of activists working to protect the environment and land rights were murdered last year, according to a report by a campaign group. 227 people were killed around the world in 2020, the highest number recorded for a second consecutive year, the report from Global Witness said. Almost a third of the murdersContinue reading “Record number of environmental activists murdered”

Harry Dunn: US tries to prevent disclosure of alleged killer’s work record

Government cites national security in civil case over 2019 death of British teenager in road crash The US government has requested that the country’s civil courts prevent the disclosure of the employment details of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer in the interests of “national security”. The 19-year-old’s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, lodged a claimContinue reading “Harry Dunn: US tries to prevent disclosure of alleged killer’s work record”

Political furor in Italy after far-right League councilor kills Moroccan immigrant

“If the League thinks that carrying weapons brings security, then that is really worrying,” said centre-left politician Vinicio Peluffo. A member of Italy’s far-right League party was placed under house arrest on Wednesday after shooting dead a Moroccan immigrant following an altercation in a bar. Massimo Adriatici, a League councilor in the northern town of Voghera, killedContinue reading “Political furor in Italy after far-right League councilor kills Moroccan immigrant”

Colombian court accuses soldiers of murdering 120 civilians presented as rebel fighters

A Colombian court on Tuesday accused 10 members of the military and a civilian of forcibly disappearing 24 people and murdering at least 120 civilians and falsely presenting them as guerrilla fighters who had been killed in combat. This is the first time Colombia‘s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) tribunal has accused members of Colombia’s army in connection with theContinue reading “Colombian court accuses soldiers of murdering 120 civilians presented as rebel fighters”

Riot police ruthlessly beat crowds protesting killing of young Spanish gay man in shocking video

Riot police in Madrid, Spain, responded with brutality and batons to the thousands protesting the killing of Samuel Luiz, a gay man whose death has sparked a national outcry. Crowds clapped, cheered, chanted and waved Pride flags up high as they packed Puerta del Sol in the city centre on Monday (5 July). They were allContinue reading “Riot police ruthlessly beat crowds protesting killing of young Spanish gay man in shocking video”

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