MON: MASS MOVEMENT AGAINST MASS MOLEST IN NEW DELHI
Strikes over New Delhi surfaced after reports of hundreds of men in gangs sexually assaulting female students at Gargi College, during a college festival known as the ‘Reverie’.
(Photo Credits: Al Bawaba)
Read more about the mass strikes at CNN
WED: DELHI DENIES MODI MAJORITY
Indian Prime Minister Modi’s party suffered a major election defeat in the New Delhi state elections. This was attributed to his party’s divisive policies, including a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims.
(Photo Credits: Nikkei Asian Review)
Read more on the defeat at CNN.
FRI: SINNING AT A SANCTIFIED SITE
A 23-year-old Italian couple posted a 12-minute porn video of themselves at one of Bagan’s ancient pagodas. Locals were outraged at the action as they find the act disrespectful.
(Photo Credits: Channel News Asia)
Read more about the unhappiness on Channel News Asia
FRI: MEXICAN WOMEN PROTEST FEMICIDE OUTSIDE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE
Dozens of activists gathered outside Mexico’s presidential palace to protest the brutal murder of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla and publication of pictures of her mutilated corpse in newspapers.
(Photo Credits: The Guardian)
Read more about the protest at The Guardian
SAT: RUSSIA CHEATS ITSELF OUT OF A GOLD MEDAL
Evgeny Ustyugov was found to be using the banned steroid oxandrolone around the time of the 2014 Olympics. As he was part of the men’s biathlon relay team that year, Russia’s gold medal has been disqualified.
(Photo Credits: VectorStock)
Read more at Global News
SAT: TRUMP SAYS HE’S ABOVE THE LAW
“This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as president, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!” said Trump in a tweet.
(Photo Credits: Financial Times)
Read more about the story behind the tweet at The Guardian.
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2) Andrew Yang to suspend 2020 presidential campaign
3) SAF captain Tan Baoshu who was discharged over NSF’s death has died
4) Boris Johnson cancels trip to US to see Trump,
5) Million woman march hits street of Iraq demanding end to violence
6) Thailand shooting: Soldier kills 20 in gun rampage
7) ‘It’s easy to make and very cheap’: Filipino carpenter designs typhoon-resilient huts to fight climate change
8) Kazakhstan: Refugees flee after ethnic clashes kill 10
9) 17-year-old secondary school student detained under ISA over support of Islamic State
10) Iran raid on US base injured 109, admits Pentagon
11) Yemen’s humanitarian emergency near breaking point
12) US says Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data
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