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Watchdog urges UN, OSCE to probe Human Rights breaches during Belarus opposition protests

Moscow, Sep 15 (Sputnik) - A prominent human rights group on Tuesday called on the UN Human Rights Council, which is currently holding a debate on Belarus, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to promptly open inquiries into human rights violations during the Belarusian opposition protests.
According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Belarusian security forces arbitrarily detained thousands of people during the opposition rallies that erupted following the August 9 presidential election and systematically tortured hundreds of people.
"The UN Human Rights Council, which will hold an urgent debate on Belarus during the session that will run from September 14 to October 6, and the OSCE should promptly open inquiries," HRW said in a press release.
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B'desh Foreign Minister mourns demise of Brunei's Prince Abdul Azim

24 Oct 2020 | 9:06 PM

Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNI) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen expressed his deep condolences over the demise of the Prince of Brunei Darussalam Haji Abdul Azim, who died on Saturday. He was 38.

In a message written to the Foreign Minister of Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Dr Momen expressed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved Royal family, the government and the people of Brunei Darussalam for this unbearable loss. He wished that the bereaved family members would have enough fortitude to cope with this intolerable loss.

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COVID-19: Nepal registers 2,225 new infections

24 Oct 2020 | 7:20 PM

Kathmandu, Oct 24 (UNI) Nepal on Saturday reported 2,225 new cases of COVID-19, taking the cumulative national infection tally to 1,55,233.

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US Coast Guard ships to be deployed in western Pacific to tackle China

US Coast Guard ships to be deployed in western Pacific to tackle China

24 Oct 2020 | 7:19 PM

Washington, Oct 24 (UNI) The United States announced on Saturday that it will be deploying its Coast Guard patrol ships in the western Pacific to counter what it described as “destabilizing and malign” activities being carried out in the region by China.

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Japan estimates record low number of newborns in 2020

24 Oct 2020 | 6:40 PM

Tokyo, Oct 24 (UNI) The Japanese government disclosed on Saturday that it expects the number of babies born in 2020 to drop to around 845,000, hence hitting a new record low.

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COVID-19: Polish president tests positive

COVID-19: Polish president tests positive

24 Oct 2020 | 6:27 PM

Warsaw, Oct 24 (UNI) Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed his spokesperson on Saturday morning.

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