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Buffalo’s India Walton won the Democratic primary for mayor. Now she has to defeat incumbent Byron Brown — again

On paper, India Walton is a shoo-in to become Buffalo’s next mayor. The Democratic nominee, who defeated incumbent Mayor Byron Brown in a June primary, is the only name on the general election ballot for the city’s top job. But in reality, Walton, a 39-year-old Democratic Socialist and first-time candidate, is locked in a tough […]

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Tens of thousands march in Bangladesh over attacks on Hindus

Protesters across the country vented anger over anti-Hindu riots last week that left seven people dead. Demonstrations were held in more than 60 places across the Muslim-majority country, including the capital Dhaka. (AFP) Tens of thousands of people from minority faiths rallied in cities across Bangladesh on Saturday in protest against a series of deadly […]

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Turkey’s president orders expulsion of 10 ambassadors over Kavala statement

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the foreign minister to declare 10 ambassadors – including from US, Germany and France – as “persona non grata” over their remarks on the detention and trial of a businessman. The term “persona non grata” is used in diplomacy which signifies the first step before expulsion. (AA) Turkey’s President […]

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Several militants and soldiers killed in Pakistan raids

Provincial counterterrorism department says militants opened fire on police triggering a gun battle that left nine “terrorists” dead. Pakistan Army troops patrol along the fence on the Pakistan Afghanistan border at Big Ben hilltop post in Khyber district, Pakistan. (Anjum Naveed / AP) Counterterrorism police have killed nine alleged militants in a shootout during a […]

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UN concerned over Israeli labeling Palestinian rights groups as terrorists

UN Human Rights Office in Palestinian territory urges Israel to respect rights to freedom of association and expression. Girl wearing a protective face mask and the headband of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) looks on during a rally to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, in Gaza City October 12, 2020. (Reuters) […]