Ivana Kottasová
Ivana Kottasová
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Indian woman from Dalit community dies after alleged gang-rape

Indian woman from Dalit community dies after alleged gang-rape

(CNN)A 19-year-old woman from the in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh died Tuesday, two weeks after she was allegedly gang-raped and strangled by upper caste men, local authorities said. Hathras district Police Superintendent Vikrant Vir said in a statement posted on Twitter that the incident took place on September 14. The victim was first admitted to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh and and later transferred to New Delhi due to the severity of her injuries.Four men have been arrested and booked for rape and murder and an investigation is underway, according to the police in...

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Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari executed despite international campaign

Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari executed despite international campaign

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari has been executed in Iran on Saturday, according to Iran's state-run news agency IRNA, despite a high-profile calling for the sentence not to be carried out. The 27-year-old was executed at a prison in Shiraz, according to IRNA. He had been sentenced to death in relation to the murder of the Iranian government's water and sewage department's security agent Hasan Turkman during the August 2018 protests in Shiraz, according to Iran's state media Mizan.The...

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Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari executed despite international campaign

Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari executed despite international campaign

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari has been executed in Iran on Saturday, according to Iran's state-run news agency IRNA, despite a high-profile calling for the sentence not to be carried out. The 27-year-old was executed at a prison in Shiraz, according to IRNA. He had been sentenced to death in relation to the murder of the Iranian government's water and sewage department's security agent Hasan Turkman during the August 2018 protests in Shiraz, according to Iran's state media Mizan.The...

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India's home affairs minister tests positive for coronavirus

India's home affairs minister tests positive for coronavirus

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. New Delhi, India (CNN)One of India's most senior officials has tested positive for the Sunday.Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah said he was tested after developing symptoms of Covid-19 and has been admitted to a Delhi hospital."I got the test done and was found positive," the 55-year-old minister said in a tweet, adding that he asked those who have been in contact with him in the past few days to isolate and be tested.That could include India's . According Shah's office, he last saw Modi in person on...

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Oil-rich UAE opens the Arab world's first nuclear power plant

Oil-rich UAE opens the Arab world's first nuclear power plant

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The has launched a plant on Saturday, the first such project in the oil-rich Arab world. Unit 1 of the Barakah plantin the Al Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi started producing heat on Saturday, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation said in a statement. Unit 1 is the first of the plant's four nuclear reactors to launch. The corporation said the construction of Unit 2 has finished recently, while the other two reactors are still being built -- even though the original schedule called for the plant to...

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The US, Brazil and others lifted lockdowns early. These charts show just how deadly that decision was

The US, Brazil and others lifted lockdowns early. These charts show just how deadly that decision was

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Patience in lifting coronavirus restrictions is paying off all over the world, but lifting lockdowns too early can have deadly consequences.A CNN analysis of across 18 nations has shown that most of the countries that have now been designated by the European Union as having the epidemic under control only started easing their regulations after seeing sustained drops in daily new cases of Covid-19.In contrast, three of the four countries with the world's highest death tolls and case counts -- the...

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Germany to reintroduce military rabbis for the first time since 1930s

Germany to reintroduce military rabbis for the first time since 1930s

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Germany is reintroducing rabbis into its military for the first time since the Nazis banned them from the armed forces in the 1930s.The German Parliament rubber-stamped the law reestablishing the official position of military rabbi on Thursday in what was the first expansion of the law on military pastoral care since 1957.The Defense Minister said the move was a return to the tradition and a "contribution against growing anti-Semitism, " in society.Military rabbis were part of the German armed...

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Coronavirus is killing more men. But the lockdown will hurt women and their rights

Coronavirus is killing more men. But the lockdown will hurt women and their rights

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.London (CNN)The seems to be more deadly for men. But in many other ways, women are bearing the brunt of this pandemic.From a spike in domestic violence and restricted to disproportionate , the lockdown measures put in place to stop the outbreak are hurting women and their basic rights a lot more than men. Previous epidemics of Ebola and Zika have resulted in major setbacks for women and girls in the regions most affected by the outbreaks -- and experts and activists are warning the same thing is...

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Germany bans Lebanese militant group Hezbollah

Germany bans Lebanese militant group Hezbollah

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Germany announced Thursday it has designated the Lebanese militant and political group a , banning all of its activities in the country and ordering raids on sites police say are linked to the group.Police told CNN a number of properties in Berlin, Bremen and North Rhine-Westphalia were searched early on Thursday. According to the police and the German Interior Ministry, four mosques and cultural associations were raided, as well as private homes of their board members, treasurers and tax...

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Brazil President Bolsonaro replaces health minister

Brazil President Bolsonaro replaces health minister

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Brazil's president has fired his health minister after weeks of over the country's coronavirus strategy."I just heard from President Jair Bolsonaro the notification of my discharge as Health Minister," the outgoing minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta tweeted Thursday, thanking his colleagues and wishing success for his replacement.He will be replaced by Nelson Teich, an oncologist who supported Bolsonaro's presidential campaign.Mandetta was one of Brazil's biggest proponents of social distancing,...

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanks hospital staff, saying 'I owe them my life'

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanks hospital staff, saying 'I owe them my life'

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.London (CNN)UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a statement Saturday thanking the National Health Service staff at St. Thomas' Hospital following his treatment for coronavirus, saying "I can't thank them enough. I owe them my life," according to the UK Press Association.This is the first known statement from the Prime Minister since he entered hospital last Sunday night.Johnson for the novel coronavirus on March 27. He said he was experiencing "mild symptoms" and would continue leading the country --...

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The nurses risking it all on the frontline of Britain's coronavirus outbreak

The nurses risking it all on the frontline of Britain's coronavirus outbreak

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. London (CNN)It gets really, really hot inside the protective gear Sean White has to wear most of the time. His skin is sore from the tight-fitting face mask and two pairs of gloves worn almost non-stop for 12 hours at a time.White is a critical care nurse at a major teaching hospital in London and -- like nurses in almost every country around the world -- he couldn't be any more frontline in the battle against coronavirus. His hospital is currently treating several hundred Covid-19 patients in the city...

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India, population 1.3 billion, orders 'complete' coronavirus lockdown

India, population 1.3 billion, orders 'complete' coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a "complete" lockdown for India's 1.3 billion people on Tuesday, warning that "many families will be destroyed forever" if the country didn't get to grips with its coronavirus outbreak in the next three weeks. Modi said the lockdown would start at midnight local time, would last for a minimum of 21 days, and would apply to all of India's 36 states and territories. "You have seen the worldwide situations arising from the coronavirus pandemic in the news. You have also seen how the most powerful nations have become helpless in the face of this pandemic,"...

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Once the Amazon rainforest passes the point of no return it could be gone in decades

Once the Amazon rainforest passes the point of no return it could be gone in decades

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The could turn into a grassy savannah within 49 years of reaching an ecological tipping point, scientists have warned.A team of researchers found that once they start collapsing, the world's , such as the Amazon, are likely to be gone much faster than previously thought. They said the findings should serve as yet another wake-up call for policymakers to halt the cycle of destruction of the natural world.A study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications states that the...

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This pension fund is now worth $1,000,000,000,000

This pension fund is now worth $1,000,000,000,000

The fund's managers announced Tuesday that currency shifts had helped push its value above $1 trillion for the first time." The growth in the fund's market value has been stunning," fund chief Yngve Slyngstad said in a statement. "I don't think anyone expected the fund to ever reach $1 trillion when the first transfer of oil revenue was made in May 1996." For comparison: $1 trillion is roughly the size of Mexico's economy. Norway is a major oil producer, and it has plowed its energy earnings into the fund in order to fund pensions and other government expenses. The fund is among the world's...

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