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Philippine President's war on drugs now targets politicians and judges

They should have due process, presumption of innocence, ' he said. "I join the United Nations secretary-general [Ban Ki-moon] in condemning the apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killing, which is illegal and a breach of fundamental rights and freedoms", Yury Fedotov said.


South Africa's ruling party wins Johannesburg in narrow race

South Africa's ruling party wins Johannesburg in narrow race

But the DA fell short of a majority and will have to try to form a coalition to govern in Tshwane. The radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party led by Julius Malema, Zuma's one-time protege but now arch-foe, was running a distant third in the local elections, with about 10 percent of the vote.


Turkey issues arrest warrant for US-based cleric

Turkey issues arrest warrant for US-based cleric

Turkey is also pressing its allies to crack down on Gulen-linked schools and charities and has asked Kazakhstan to shut down schools which it says are associated with the movement. Since then thousands have been purged from their roles in the judiciary, police, military and education system, accused of being members of the coup movement while more than 25,000 people have been detained.



Iran executes nuclear scientist spy

An Iranian nuclear scientist who was accused of providing sensitive information to the United States government has been executed in Iran. The Sunday report quotes a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi, as confirming the execution of Shahram Amiri.


What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

Overall, more than 100 Russians have been excluded, including 67 in track and field. But it's still a victory for a nation that the independent World Anti-Doping Agency slammed for having what it called a state-sponsored doping program.



Ten held as Black Lives Matter protest blocks Heathrow road

A 2014 inquest into his death found Duggan was lawfully killed, even though he did not have a gun in his hand at the moment he was shot. Footage of the protest near Birmingham airport showed police officers pulling demonstrators away from the middle of the road.