Bangladesh PM claims ‘forced disappearances take place in UK and US’

Bangladesh’s prime minister has claimed that forced disappearances allegedly perpetrated by security forces in the country also occur in Britain and the US, saying “275,000 British citizens disappeared” in the UK each year.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/25/bangladesh-pm-sheikh-hasina-claims-forced-disappearances-take-place-in-uk-and-us

‘Real jeopardy’: independent panel lays into Murray-Darling basin management

An independent panel has delivered a scathing assessment of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s leadership in managing the plan for Australia’s inland river system, warning the plan is being placed in “real jeopardy”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/nov/25/real-jeopardy-independent-panel-lays-into-murray-darling-basin-management

Italian women footballers aim for where men failed – a place in the World Cup

After years of being ignored in Italy, the national women’s team face the prospect of a place in the 2019 World Cup – while the men sit at home There are two hard truths in Italian football; first, that the men’s national team, four times world champions, are virtually guar

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/25/italian-women-footballers-aim-for-where-men-failed-a-place-in-the-world-cup

EU anti-propaganda unit gets €1m a year to counter Russian fake news

East Stratcom taskforce will be funded from EU budget for first time after summit highlights threat from ‘cyber-attacks and fake news’ The EU is stepping up its campaign to counter disinformation and fake news from Russia by spending more than €1m a year on its specialist anti-propaganda unit.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/25/eu-anti-propaganda-unit-gets-1m-a-year-to-counter-russian-fake-news

Pakistani police fire tear gas to break up Islamists’ sit-in blocking capital

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani police used tear gas and watercannon in clashes with stone-throwing Islamist protesters on Saturday, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.

Read more: https://in.reuters.com/article/pakistan-protests/pakistani-police-fire-tear-gas-to-break-up-islamists-sit-in-blocking-capital-idINKBN1DP044

Pakistani police fire tear gas to break up Islamists’ sit-in blocking capital

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani police used tear gas and watercannon in clashes with stone-throwing Islamist protesters on Saturday, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.

Read more: https://in.reuters.com/article/pakistan-protests/pakistani-police-fire-tear-gas-to-break-up-islamists-sit-in-blocking-capital-idINKBN1DP044