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Trump seeks to calm protests and reassure own camp

NEW YORK: Donald Trump sought in his first televised interview as president-elect to reassure Americans fearful of a crackdown on minorities – while assuring his core supporters he will not let them down on gun rights, abortion or immigration. The Republican billionaire – whose shock election on a populist and anti-immigration platform has spurred days of… Read More »

Protests erupt in Morocco after fishmonger crushed to death

RABAT: Thousands of outraged Moroccans held protests in several cities on Sunday after a fishmonger in the northern town of Al-Hoceima was crushed to death inside a garbage truck as he tried to retrieve fish confiscated by police. The death on Friday prompted a frenzy of angry postings on social media against “Hogra”, a Maghreb… Read More »

Sceptical Chinese village protests as Wukan chief “admits” kickbacks

WUKAN, China: The chief of a village that was once seen as a symbol of grassroots democracy in Communist China said in a video that he’d accepted bribes, but disbelieving villagers retaliated on Tuesday with a mass march demanding his release as police looked on. Lin Zuluan, the democratically elected and popular party chief of… Read More »