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Belarus protests: Government defends mass arrests

Image copyright AP Image caption Dozens were detained on Sunday, including human rights activist Tatyana Revyaka Belarus has defended the mass arrests on Saturday during protests against a tax on those seen as under-employed. Hundreds were arrested and some beaten up as thousands took to the streets of the capital, Minsk, and other cities. The […]

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IS conflict: Raqqa warning over 'risk to Tabqa dam'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters are said to be advancing along the Euphrates towards Raqqa Fears that a nearby dam might collapse are reportedly causing panic and confusion in the Syrian city of Raqqa, a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. IS media channels say US-led airstrikes weakened […]

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Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexei Navalny was taken by police officers during a rally in central Moscow Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people have joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption […]