The violence in Nigeria followed two weeks of largely peaceful demonstrations that prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to dissolve the undercover police unit that critics have long blasted as abusive. But protests against police brutality have turned violent. Global outrage mounted Wednesday after security forces in Africa's largest city opened fire on a crowd of protesters. Ten people died and dozens were wounded. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for "understanding and calm". But protests against police brutality have continued in many Nigerian cities despite a call from the president and ...
The Ancient City of Aleppo is the historic city centre of Aleppo in Syria. Before the civil war, several provinces of the ancient city remained essentially unchanged since its construction during the 12th to the 16th century. During the war, many parts in the Al-Madina Souq and other medieval buildings in Aleppo's Old City were ruined or burnt amid fights between the Syrian Arab Army and the rebel forces of Jabhat al-Nusra, in the Battle of Aleppo. Syrian workers have now launched new campaigns to reconstruct the old city of ...
We are all keen to check the expiration date of any food product that we buy and we would favor selecting some newly produced items over backdated ones. Surprisingly there are some non-edible products that also have an expiration date that may have never occurred to us to check them before buying these products. Here are 10 products you might never thought of checking their expiration date!
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Thousands of people have gathered in several states in France in order to show solidarity and defiance with the teacher, Samuel Paty, who was murdered in a terrorist attack on Friday, October 18, due to showing his students caricatures of Prophet Mohammad. The suspected killer, 18-year-old Chechen refugee, was armed with a knife and a plastic pellet gun, was shot dead by French officers in a nearby town, according to the police. Leading politicians, civil rights associations as well as teachers’ unions have joined hands on the Place de la ...
Last week Egyptian veteran Mahmoud Yassine has died at the age of 79, after a long struggle with illness. The late actor has more than 150 films in his record, he also won the title "The First Boy of Screen." Here is few of his famous films.
Lebanese protestors kicked off anti-government demonstrations on 17 October, 2019 against tax policies and enduring economic, calling for the resignation of the government. On Saturday, Lebanese people marked the first anniversary of the months-long protests. Moreover, hundreds of people hit the streets in Martyrs' Square in Beirut carrying. They carried the Lebanese flags to the Banks Association, before heading to the Central Bank. And while the country suffered under the reeling economic and politic crises, Beirut's massive blast on 4th August made the situation even worst killing at least 192 ...
By Ewelina Lepionko Sun rays shine down a narrow street in Naples. Italian Balconies protrude into the street at all levels and wooden shutters stay closed, causing pedestrians to wonder about the mystery and history they conceal. In some ways, you need to put modern-day Naples aside. The trash, the chaos, the petty crime, even the mafia – yes, it is a large part of what this Italian city is today. But it really doesn’t do Naples the justice it deserves. The narrow streets of the old town tell tales ...
Police have arrested more than 20 people under sweeping new emergency measures, with pro-democracy activists reporting a handful of high-profile leaders are among those detained. Thailand has issued an emergency decree banning protests as it clamps down on largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies that have also targeted the monarchy. Under the new emergency measures, gatherings of five or more people have been banned, as has the publication of news or online information that “could create fear” or “affect national security”. Police in Bangkok said they would set up checkpoints coordinated with ...
Tomsk is well known for its intricate "gingerbread" decoration of traditional wooden houses but the number of old homes in this style is decreasing. Tomsk is one of the oldest Siberian towns and was founded in 1604. A scattering of the iconic buildings still boasts brightly-coloured and cared-for exteriors with intricate wood carvings adorning window frames and roofs. The townhouses represent some of the finest examples of wooden architecture in the country. There are around 2,000 of the historic houses in the city. A large number, however, look as if ...