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Man who slapped female reporter’s bottom on live TV arrested

A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter’s bottom on live TV was arrested on Friday on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery. A Savannah police spokeswoman, Bianca Johnson, confirmed that Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro was charged in connection with the incident that occurred while WSAV-TV reporter Alex Bozarjian was broadcasting live as runners streamed past her ...

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Thousands join biggest protest in Bangkok since 2014 coup

Thai anti-government rally held in response to ban on Future Forward opposition party Thousands of people joined the biggest protest in Bangkok since a 2014 coup on Saturday, after Thai authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of the former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha. The demonstration, called a day earlier by the Future Forward ...

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince secretly met Venezuela vice-president

Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater and prominent supporter of Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez – one of Nicolás Maduro’s closest allies. The visit, described by one source as “outreach” to Maduro’s government, came just eight months after Prince floated a plan to deploy a private army ...

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Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court

Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity chargesWhen Aung San Suu Kyi rose to denounce genocide charges against her country at the “world court” last week, three victims of Myanmar’s ethnic violence were sitting close behind the Nobel peace prize winner – disbelieving and seething with anger. Hamida Khatun, Yousuf Ali and Hasina Begum ...

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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Here’s how the US operation unfolded

US President Donald Trump announced that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “blew himself up” after being cornered by United States forces in northern Syria. “Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice,” Mr Trump said. He went on to provide graphic details of Baghdadi’s final moments, giving an insight into the covert ...

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