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Black Americans fear racism, police violence post-Trump

Black Americans fear racism, police violence post-Trump

It’s been about 48 hours since Donald Trump’s surprise win in the US presidential election, but Alicia Scotland-Smalls still cannot shake off a feeling of shock and fear. “Given that racism was part of Trump’s campaign, I am afraid that racists might feel emboldened to commit acts of violence and discrimination against our community,” Scotland-Smalls, […]

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

Thousands of protesters have taken their frustration over Donald Trump‘s presidential election win onto the streets for a third straight night, following previous outbreaks of window-smashing and fire-setting. Protests swept on Friday across the cities of Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland – where one protester was shot, voicing anger at Trump’s controversial campaign […]

Protests against Donald Trump’s win turn violent

Protests against Donald Trump’s win turn violent

Protests in the US against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election victory have turned violent as demonstrators take to the streets for a second day. Thousands of protesters on Thursday threw objects at police in Portland, Oregon, and damaged a car park, the Portland Police Department said on Twitter. Some protesters sprayed graffiti on cars […]

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Senator Bernie Sanders says his camp will become President-Elect Trump’s worst nightmare if he goes after minorities in America. The former Democratic presidential hopeful says he’s prepared to work with Trump to improve working people’s lives. Sanders, who endorsed Clinton after she beat him at Democratic presidential primary and campaigned for her against Trump, warned […]

South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

Government to submit a bill to exit the ICC, amid growing concerns that Hague-based court tries mostly African leaders. South Africa is pulling out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) because its obligations are inconsistent with laws giving sitting leaders diplomatic immunity, according to government officials. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday that the […]

Muslims stage protest prayers near Rome’s Colosseum

Muslims stage protest prayers near Rome’s Colosseum

Organisers staged demonstrations after authorities closed down five makeshift mosques on administrative grounds Hundreds of Muslims offered Friday prayers near Rome’s Colosseum to protest at the closure of mosques and other places of worship in Italy. The prayer demonstration was staged over what they see as unfair restrictions on freedom to practise their faith in […]

Nearly 80% Of Divorced Indian Muslims Are Women

Nearly 80% Of Divorced Indian Muslims Are Women

In India, for every divorced Muslim man, there are four divorced Muslim women, anIndiaSpend analysis of Census 2011 data shows. Across religious communities, except Sikhs, there are more divorced women than men. But the gender skew is particularly sharp among Muslims (79:21), followed by ‘other religions’ (72:28), and Buddhists (70:30). Among divorced Indian women, 68% are Hindu, and 23.3%, […]

Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Modi-Kejriwal’s 2014 Varanasi battle

Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Modi-Kejriwal’s 2014 Varanasi battle

The Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to clear filmmaker Kamal Swaroop’s latest documentary ‘Battle of Banaras’. The film documents the high-profile electoral battle between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The documentary’s screening before the Censor Board’s examining […]