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Thousands protest in Serbia over attack on opposition politician

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied peacefully in downtown Belgrade on Saturday to protest over an attack on an opposition politician and demand policy changes by President Aleksandar Vucic and his ruling Serbian Progressive party. Demonstrators walk along a street during an anti-government protest in central Belgrade, Serbia, December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Under the slogan “Stop the bloody ...

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Duterte, whose war on drugs has killed thousands of Filipinos, ‘jokes’ about marijuana use

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks after his arrival, from a visit in Israel and Jordan at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr. MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has killed nearly 5,000 suspected drug dealers and users since taking office in 2016, said on ...

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Ford wants to launch a fleet of thousands of self-driving cars in 2021

Anyone summoning a Ford self-driving taxi after the company’s service launches in 2021 could be offered detours to sponsoring stores or wind up riding alongside packages out for delivery. At an event on Wednesday to showcase Ford’s progress in developing autonomous vehicles, the carmaker said its driverless rides could be less than half the price of today’s ride-share journeys,if the cars were ...

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Thousands march against graft in Bucharest on third anniversary of deadly fire

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Thousands of Romanians marched through Bucharest in protest against corruption on Tuesday on the third anniversary of a deadly nightclub fire they blame on graft and lack of accountability. The fire at club Colectiv killed 65 people, triggering massive street protests and ultimately leading to the collapse of a Social Democrat government. But the party returned to ...

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‘Just a little wobble’: Thousands feel 6.1-magnitude quake in New Zealand

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck New Zealand’s north island on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, a tremor felt by thousands of people although there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Parliament was briefly suspended in Wellington and some flights aborted landings there, the New Zealand Herald newspaper said, following the quake, which ...

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Brixton Topcats: How Jimmy Rogers’ basketball club inspires thousands

Image copyright Owen Harvy The noise in London’s Brixton Recreation Centre is deafening as at least 100 youngsters run around two courts playing basketball. Shouts from the coaches echo across the hall as the energetic members of the Brixton Topcats – a basketball club that has global recognition – run up and down the hall, shooting hoops. There’s a strong ...

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Thousands protest conditions and infrastructure in Rome

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The hashtag “romadicebasta” (Rome says enough) has been trending on social media Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Rome to protest at the Italian capital’s run-down state. Demonstrators gathered outside the city hall to denounce Mayor Virginia Raggi for failing to tackle issues including uncollected rubbish and potholed roads. Ms Raggi took ...

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