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Top 10 global news: Police take over streets across China, Russia calls for Pope’s comments and more

The white paper against Chinese President Xi Jinping is being circulated in multiple protests spread across China. Police and Communist Party officials took to the streets as people protested the ‘zero Covid diet’ while voicing their opposition to Xi Jinping’s presidency. From the front line of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the Kremlin warned Washington that its growing engagement in the ongoing conflict risked an escalation of already heated hostilities between Kyiv and Moscow.

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China was taking all possible measures to prevent the escalation of Covid protests in the country on Tuesday. Police were out in force in Beijing and Shanghai to drive away protesters who even called on Xi Jinping to step down as president. Notably, the Covid curbs have disrupted the lives of millions of people in the country and damaged the economy. However, Beijing does not appear to be in the mood to ease restrictions.

Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, said on Tuesday that Moscow was trying to convince the United States that the risks associated with Washington’s growing involvement in the war against Ukraine were increasing.

Russia has denounced Pope Francis’ comments that sought to draw a distinction between Russian soldiers belonging to the Russian tradition and those who were not. Pope Francis had alleged that during the war in Ukraine, soldiers who are “usually Chechens and Buryats” engaged in the most “cruel” conduct.

Former US President Donald Trump, who is under fire for removing sensitive government documents from the White House as he left it, has now boasted of having “openly and transparently” moved the confidential documents in his own residence.

More than 300 people have died in more than two months of protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of morality police, Iran has revealed for the first time. The Islamic Republic has sent state security forces to quell what it calls “riots” that began after the death of a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, detained for allegedly breaking Iran’s dress code for women, on September 16, three days after his death. Stop.

China has seen massive protests in recent days as citizens take a stand against the new round of COVID-19 restrictions and the resulting lockdown in different parts of the country. As protesters shouted slogans and carried various banners against the Xi Jinping-led government, some came up with a new protest tool: a blank sheet of paper.

Singapore’s parliament decriminalized sexual relations between men on Tuesday (November 29th). However, parliament also amended the constitution to prevent legal challenges which in other countries have led to the legalization of same-sex marriages.

In an incident following the cautionary tale of the murder of George Floyd in Connecticut in the United States, five police officers have been charged with reckless endangerment and cruelty, after a man they arrested was partially paralyzed in the back of a police van.

Argentina started the Qatar 2022 World Cup with one of the biggest upsets in FIFA World Cup history. Saudi Arabia took them for a ride in their opener with a shock 2-1 win. Their poor performance against Saudi Arabia forced them to register a win over Mexico in Argentina’s second World Cup match. Lionel Messi’s long-range low shot gave Argentina a crucial lead after nearly an hour of tenacious resistance from Mexico, and youngster Enzo Fernandez’s late crier helped Argentina to a 2-0 victory . All in all, despite the early setback, Argentina’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages are alive and well!

Shaunak Sen’s groundbreaking documentary “All That Breathes” has added another feather to its coveted cap. The film recently won the Documentary Feature Award at the 32nd Gotham Awards.


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