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Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying regime 'worse than Mugabe'

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying regime 'worse than Mugabe'Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of surpassing Robert Mugabe’s regime in brutality. Scores of people gathered in a square in the capital Harare to demonstrate against the country’s worsening economy, despite massive police deployment and a ban upheld by a court the same morning. Police cornered one group of protesters and beat them with batons, an AFP reporter saw.



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Republican silence on Trump’s racist tweets shows how fearful they’ve become of defying him and losing voters

Republican silence on Trump’s racist tweets shows how fearful they’ve become of defying him and losing votersRepublicans appear to be more afraid of alienating voters loyal to Trump ahead of an election year than with upholding their party's purported values.



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Defying critics, Trump salutes military in pomp-filled July 4 celebration

Defying critics, Trump salutes military in pomp-filled July 4 celebrationWith U.S. fighter jets flying overhead, President Donald Trump praised the military and reveled in a show of pomp and patriotism on Thursday in a celebration of Independence Day that critics accused him of turning into a political event. Trump, a Republican who was inspired to stage the flashy affair after seeing a similar display in France, dismissed concerns ahead of the ceremony about the expense and militaristic overtones of the event outside the 97-year-old Lincoln Memorial, a symbol of national unity. It is its strongest now,” Trump said from a platform in front of the famous memorial, echoing a theme he uses at campaign rallies.



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Ex-Army intelligence analyst Manning jailed for defying grand jury subpoena

Ex-Army intelligence analyst Manning jailed for defying grand jury subpoenaManning had appeared before the grand jury on Wednesday but declined to answer questions in connection with what is widely believed to be the government’s long-running investigation into Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange, citing her First, Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights under the Constitution.



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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctionsThe result marked a rare break from President Donald Trump. Eleven of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to vote 57-42 in favor of a motion to proceed to the resolution of disapproval. To take effect and block the plan to lift the sanctions, it must pass the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority, as well as the House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats.



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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctionsThe vote marked a rare break from President Donald Trump. Eleven of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to vote 57-42 in favor of a motion to proceed to the resolution of disapproval. Republicans hold a slim 53-47 seat majority in the 100-member Senate.



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Defying dangers, Idlib residents protest Syria's Assad

Defying dangers, Idlib residents protest Syria's AssadBEIRUT (AP) — In cities and towns across Syria's last opposition-held province, Idlib, residents poured into the streets on Friday to demonstrate against President Bashar Assad's government in defiance of an expected offensive to retake the territory.



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The Indian woman defying body stereotypes through yoga

The Indian woman defying body stereotypes through yogaA plus-sized Indian woman is challenging body stereotypes and defying internet trolls with a series of yoga videos that are proving a hit on social media. Dolly Singh, 34, has gained something of a fan following online for promoting body positivity by showing that size is no barrier to mastering complex yoga moves. “To say ‘You can’t do this because you have so much weight,’ I don’t believe that,” Singh tells AFP after completing her morning stretch in a Mumbai park.



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Total signs major Iran gas deal, defying US pressure

Total signs major Iran gas deal, defying US pressureFrench energy giant Total defied US pressure on Monday by signing a multi-billion-dollar gas deal with Iran, the first by a European firm in more than a decade. Total will invest an initial $ 1 billion (880 million euros) in the South Pars offshore gas field as part of a consortium with Chinese and Iranian firms. The 20-year project, which will eventually see the firms inject $ 4.9 billion, is by far the biggest vote of confidence in the Islamic republic since sanctions were lifted under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.



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Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new march

Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new marchVenezuelan protesters planned a new march Wednesday against President Nicolas Maduro, defying his government despite the deaths of more than 25 people in an increasingly violent political crisis. Twenty-six people have died so far this month in violence around the protests, including four minors, according to Attorney General Luisa Ortega. Maduro put the figure at 29 deaths in a speech Tuesday evening, without giving details.



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