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Georgia Domestic Workers Mobilize For Stacey Abrams In The Birthplace Of Their Movement

Georgia Domestic Workers Mobilize For Stacey Abrams In The Birthplace Of Their MovementATLANTA ― Gwinnett County, Georgia, is one of the most diverse counties in the



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Indonesia protests after Saudi Arabia executes domestic maid

Indonesia protests after Saudi Arabia executes domestic maidIndonesia has filed an official protest to Saudi Arabia after it executed an Indonesian maid without notifying its consular staff or her family.  Tuti Tursilawati, a mother of one, had been convicted of murdering her employer, who workers rights’ group Migrant Care said was trying to rape her at the time.  Joko Widodo, the Indonesian president, criticised Saudi Arabia’s action on Wednesday, saying that his government had demanded better protection of Indonesian workers in the country. "We have called Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and conveyed our protest," Mr Widodo was quoted as saying by the office of his cabinet secretary. Ms Tursilawati, who was convicted in 2011, was executed on Monday in the city of Thaif, marking the fourth such case of Saudi Arabia carrying out the death sentence on an Indonesian migrant worker without prior notice in the past three years. Eighteen more Indonesians remain on death row.  Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has criticised a Saudi decision to execute an Indonesian maid Credit: Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP The controversy over her death comes at a time when Saudi Arabia continues to face harsh questions over the brutal murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul.  Indonesia’s frustration has been heightened by the timing of the execution, which was carried out less than a week after Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, met with his counterpart in Jakarta to discuss migrant workers rights.  During the meeting, Retno Marsudi, the Indonesia’s foreign minister, stressed the need for mandatory consular notification before any capital punishment of Indonesian citizens.  "[The execution] is evidence that Saudi Arabia does not fulfil the terms and conditions pertaining to the protection of domestic workers," Wahyu Susilo, executive director of Migrant Care told Australia’s ABC news channel.  Saudi Arabia remains the world’s biggest destination for Indonesian maids after the government lifted an earlier ban on domestic workers going to the Middle East over reports of torture and abuse.  #Indonesian#migrantworker#TutiTursilawati was executed in #SaudiArabia on Monday (29/10) after being sentenced to death in 2011 for murdering her employer. The Saudi government failed to give any prior notice of the execution, flouting the rules of international diplomacy. pic.twitter.com/4iPxOcLutm— The Jakarta Globe (@thejakartaglobe) October 31, 2018 Many Indonesians took to social media to protest Ms Tursilawati’s execution.  “Tuti Tursilawati case again demonstrates the weak protection of human rights in Saudi Arabia,” said Fina, an Indonesian student on Twitter.  “Bring justice for our country, our people!” said another protestor.  The Saudi ambassador to Indonesia has been summoned by the authorities but the Saudi embassy has not commented publicly.  "The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ignored principles of human rights, including a right for everyone to live," said Abidin Fikri, a member of Indonesia's parliament, told Reuters.    



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Mass shooting in California tied to domestic dispute: police

Mass shooting in California tied to domestic dispute: policeA man who killed five people, including his wife, in California before taking his own life had been in the midst of a contentious divorce, authorities said Thursday. “It appears that the suspect targeted each of his victims,” Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a news conference in Bakersfield, where Wednesday’s deadly rampage took place. The tragedy unfolded after Casarez arrived at a trucking company in southeast Bakersfield at around 5:18 pm, accompanied by his wife, Petra Casarez, Youngblood said.



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The Latest: Man flew plane into home after domestic incident

The Latest: Man flew plane into home after domestic incidentPAYSON, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a small plane that crashed into a Utah home (all times local):



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ACLU Sues Jeff Sessions For Denying Asylum To Victims Of Domestic Or Gang Violence

ACLU Sues Jeff Sessions For Denying Asylum To Victims Of Domestic Or Gang ViolenceThe American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Attorney General



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Urban Meyer Apologizes For 'Misleading' Domestic Violence Response

Urban Meyer Apologizes For 'Misleading' Domestic Violence ResponseAfter being placed on administrative leave Wednesday amid reports he turned a



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Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Placed On Leave After Alleged Silence On Domestic Abuse

Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Placed On Leave After Alleged Silence On Domestic AbuseOhio State University football coach Urban Meyer has been placed on



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China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisis

China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisisChina’s drug control agency on Monday said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of synthetic drug fentanyl, but it vowed to step up cooperation after Chinese production of the substance had been blamed for fuelling the U.S. opioid crisis. U.S. President Donald Trump said in November on a state visit to Beijing that China and the United States would do more to stem what he called a “flood of cheap and deadly” fentanyl “manufactured in China” from entering the United States.



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Kenya says plane on domestic flight missing, search halted until dawn

Kenya says plane on domestic flight missing, search halted until dawnA search for a small passenger plane that disappeared in Kenya on Tuesday was called off for the evening but will resume at dawn, Kenyan aviation authorities said late on Tuesday. The plane had taken off from Kitale, a town in Kenya’s west, en route to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital, Nairobi, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) said.



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Glover's wife arrested on domestic violence charges

Glover's wife arrested on domestic violence chargesPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover is facing a domestic violence charge stemming from an altercation with Glover and his mother after he missed the 54-hole cut at The Players Championship.



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