Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya

Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya

 

Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya. A small blue boat with an outboard motor bobs on the waves of the open sea. It is crammed with 28 migrants — men, women and children — from Somalia, Bangladesh and Yemen. Across the horizon is the Libyan coast.

Sailors on a Libyan coast guard ship wave their arms.
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Protesters appear to be hit by taxi and man beaten bloody in another violent turn for Hong Kong

Protesters appear to be hit by taxi and man beaten bloody in another violent turn for Hong Kong

 

Protesters appear to be hit by taxi and man beaten bloody in another violent turn for Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s political unrest took another dark turn Sunday when a driver mowed down protesters with a taxi cab and a man was beaten bloody by a mob, video shows.

The violence took place as thousands took to the streets to participate in two marches in Kowloon and Hong Kong island to voice their opposition to a recent measure banning people from wearing face masks at public gatherings.
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Liverpool survives astonishing Salzburg fightback in seven-goal thriller

Liverpool survives astonishing Salzburg fightback in seven-goal thriller

 

Perhaps watching football at Anfield should come with a health warning.

Just five months since Liverpool produced one of the most astonishing comebacks in the history of European football to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League, its players were once again involved in another contest that defied any modicum of logic. Playing Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg —
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Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury

Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury

 

Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury. Club America forward Giovani dos Santos was hospitalized after suffering a gruesome leg injury during Saturday’s match against C.D. Guadalajara.

“Giovani dos Santos underwent a medical evaluation where it was determined he suffered an injury to his right quadriceps,” Club America said in a tweet. “A bone lesion has been ruled out.”
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Volkswagen’s CEO and chairman charged in Germany over diesel emissions scandal

Volkswagen’s CEO and chairman charged in Germany over diesel emissions scandal

 

Volkswagen’s CEO and chairman charged in Germany over diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and the company’s chairman, Hans Dieter Pötsch, were charged by German prosecutors on Tuesday with stock market manipulation tied to the carmaker’s diesel emissions scandal.

The two executives are accused of failing to disclose the huge financial risks of the diesel scandal to shareholders in a timely fashion.
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Singapore Grand Prix: Humidity meets hedonism during Asia’s most punishing race

Singapore Grand Prix: Humidity meets hedonism during Asia’s most punishing race

 

Singapore Grand Prix: Humidity meets hedonism during Asia’s most punishing race. Imagine driving at speeds so fast that it feels like a 45 kilogram dumbbell is pressing against your head, and you’re wearing so much heavy gear that you’re quickly drenched in sweat.

Now, imagine doing that for two hours. That’s what Formula One drivers will be experiencing this weekend during the only full night race of the F1 season in Singapore,
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Netanyahu faces uncertain future as he trails in Israeli election re-run

Netanyahu faces uncertain future as he trails in Israeli election re-run

 

Netanyahu faces uncertain future as he trails in Israeli election re-run. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s grip on power was hanging in the balance Wednesday after local TV channels projected him trailing his centrist rival Benny Gantz by just one seat, following a re-run general election.

Both Netanyahu and Gantz have vowed they can form a government,
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Australia names academic held in Iran for almost a year

Australia names academic held in Iran for almost a year

 

The Australia government has identified the person who has been held in Iran for almost a year as university lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert.

Moore-Gilbert is one of three Australian citizens detained in Iran, according to the government. The other two Australians were previously identified as Jolie Ellen King and Mark Firkin. News of the arrests came amid tensions between Iran and United States and its allies,
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Three dead as extreme weather batters southeastern Spain

Three dead as extreme weather batters southeastern Spain

 

 

A third person has died in Spain as extreme weather continues to sweep across the southeast of the country.

The latest fatality occurred in the city of Almeria, where a man drowned when his car became trapped in a tunnel, the AFP news agency reported. A tweet from Almeria city hall revealed that the tunnel was “flooded by a huge amount of water in a few minutes,”
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India is trying to reconnect with lost lunar lander on the surface of the moon

India is trying to reconnect with lost lunar lander on the surface of the moon

 

India has located the lander from its Chandrayaan-2 mission to soft land a rover on the moon but has not yet been able to establish communication, India’s space agency said.

The historic mission appeared to end in failure on Saturday after scientists lost contact with the Vikram lander moments before touching down on the lunar surface.
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