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How Iran Protests Over Dress Codes Stoked Broader Public Anger

The death in September of a young woman in police custody after she was detained for violating Iran’s strict dress code has sparked violent protests across the country. Popular anger was focused initially on the so-called Guidance Patrol — officers who target women they deem to be improperly dressed in public — but soon broadened …

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N. Korea fires missile over Japan, some residents warned to take cover

N. Korea fires missile over Japan, some residents warned to take cover

SEOUL/TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan. The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as the missile appeared to have …

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Bolsonaro defies expectations again, heads to second round against Lula

Bolsonaro defies expectations again, heads to second round against Lula

RIO DE JANEIRO — For years, opponents have relied on a facile explanation for how a man such as Jair Bolsonaro — profane, homophobic, given to conspiracy theories — could have won the presidency of Latin America’s largest country. The narrative held that an extraordinary and unusual sequence of events leading up to the 2018 …

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Truss forced into U-turn on tax after week of market turmoil

Truss forced into U-turn on tax after week of market turmoil

Truss had defended the policy, markets worried about cost Kwarteng now says it was a distraction U-turn made with ‘humility and contrition’ – Kwarteng Cut in highest tax rate was small part of overall plan Lawmakers express alarm over government judgment BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 3 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced on …

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Brazil elections 2022 live: Lula headed for run-off with Bolsonaro | Brazil

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature The Guardian’s Tom Phillips is at Lola’s hotel in São Paulo, where Gleisi Hoffmann, the president of Lula’s Workers’ party, told reporters the campaign was neither “sad or downcast” at the result and pointed to Lula’s more than 56 million votes. …

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Iran riot police clash with students protesting young woman's death

Iran riot police clash with students protesting young woman’s death

DUBAI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Iranian security forces clashed with students at a prominent university in Tehran on Sunday, social and state media reported, in the latest sign of a deadly clampdown on nationwide protests that were ignited by the death in custody of a young woman. The anti-government protests, which began at 22-year-old Mahsa …

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Indonesia authorities say 125 dead in soccer stadium stampede

Indonesia authorities say 125 dead in soccer stadium stampede

More than 320 injured during crowd stampede Indonesia football association suspends league to investigate Police say they fired tear gas to control crowd MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A stampede at a soccer stadium in Indonesia has killed at least 125 people and injured more than 320 after police sought to quell violence on …

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In Brazil's election, the future of the Amazon is at stake

In Brazil’s election, the future of the Amazon is at stake

As Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday the future of the Amazon is at stake, experts have warned. The two frontrunners in the presidential election are political heavyweights who offer opposing visions of how to lift millions of people out of hungerreverse the country’s declining prosperity, and manage its vast biodiversity. Right-wing President Jair …

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