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HONG KONG (Bloomberg): Children’s books likening Hong Kong democracy activists to sheep pursued by wolves were at the centre of the city’s latest national security sweep, with five people arrested on suspicion of publishing seditious material.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzania's main opposition party said on Wednesday its leader had been arrested with ten other party figures, in what it called proof that President Samia Suluhu Hassan was persisting with the authoritarianism of her late predecessor John Magufuli.
LAGOS (Reuters) - Police and government authorities have secured the release of 100 people, including women, children and nursing mothers, who were kidnapped from their village in northwestern Nigeria over a month ago, a local police spokesperson said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Chilean taekwondo competitor plans to withdraw from the Olympic Games after testing positive for COVID-19, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Street protests over water shortages in southwest Iran continued for a sixth night on Tuesday amid rising violence, while residents in the capital of Tehran chanted anti-government slogans, according to videos posted on social media on Wednesday and Iranian news outlets.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran imposed a one-week lockdown in the capital and a nearby province on Tuesday as daily COVID-19 caseloads hit a record high amid a fifth wave of the pandemic, state television reported.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) -A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, security and hospital sources said.
CARACAS (Reuters) - An Italian court on Wednesday approved an extradition request for Venezuela's former Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez, who is charged with corruption, Venezuelan state television said.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Afghan refugee was sentenced to life in prison by a Swedish court on Wednesday for a stabbing spree in March that left seven victims hospitalised.