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Daily News Briefing: Greta Thunberg apologies – Over 300 killed in Iran’s three-day crackdown & Man shot by police in Hull

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In today’s briefing update, up to 25 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in an attack in the Ghazni province. In Dehli, police used tear gas to disperse protesters. 

In a three day crackdown in Iran over 300 protesters have been killed – according to Amnesty International. Greta Thunberg has apologised for her ‘against the wall’ comments and announces a break from activism. 

A man was shot by armed police in Hull – police do not believe it to be a terrorist incident. 

Entertainment, Taylor Swift is set to headline Glastonbury 2020. 

 this and more in today’s news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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Future of talks unclear after Afghan security forces deaths

Arab News says Taliban guerrillas have killed up to 25 members of the Afghan security forces in the Ghazni province, officials said on Sunday. afghan security forces killed

An escalation of attacks by insurgents has left even the fate of peace talks with the US unclear. 

The provincial council of Ghazni said that 25 local military staff on the payroll of the Defense Ministry died in the assault on Saturday, the ministry put the losses at nine.

There were conflicting accounts about the nature of the attack. An investigation has been launched to determine the exact cause of the incident.  

Read the full story on Arab News

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Police fire tear gas at Delhi protesters decrying citizenship law

Aljazeera News says Indian police fired tear gas and resorted to baton charges to disperse thousands of demonstrators, including students, in New Delhi as protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fifth day across the country. dheli protesters

The death toll from the violent protests against the law in India rose to six on Sunday. Internet bans and curfews are still in place in some northeastern regions. 

According to a Reuters news agency witness police reportedly used baton charges and tear gas to break up protesters in south Delhi. The stretch of road the protesters had gathered on was strewn with glass, stones, broken bits of bricks and overturned motorcycles.

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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Death toll in Iran crackdown exceeds 300, Amnesty says

France24 reports at least 304 people were killed in Iran during a three-day crackdown against protests across the country in November, according to an Amnesty International toll. iran crackdown - deathtoll over 300

Iran has dismissed the figures as “utter lies.”

Amnesty said it collected “harrowing testimony” suggesting that after authorities “massacred” protesters, they orchestrated a “wide-scale clampdown” to cover up the deaths. 

“Iran’s authorities are carrying out a vicious crackdown following the outbreak of nationwide protests on 15 November,” the London-based rights watchdog said in a statement. 

Read the full story on France24

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Greta Thunberg apologises for ‘against the wall’ remark, plans a break from climate activism

Fox News says Greta Thunberg, 16, apologised on Saturday after telling a crowd of young supporters a day earlier that politicians should be put “against the wall.”greta apologises

Critics say the remark was advocating for violence against world leaders who dodge their responsibilities to fight climate change. 

“We have to make sure that they cannot do that,” Thunberg told the crowd. “We will make sure they, that we put them against the wall, and that they will have to do their job and to protect our futures.”

Read the full story on Fox News

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‘Armed’ man shot in Hull street by police

BBC News reports a man is in a critical condition after being shot in the street by police. man shot by police in hull

Officers were called to reports of a man “believed to be in possession of a firearm” in Hull in the early hours of Sunday. 

Humberside Police Assistant Chief Constable Paul Anderson said he did not believe the incident had any connections to terrorism. 

The force added no one else was injured in the incident. 

Read the full story on BBC News

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Taylor Swift to headline Glastonbury 2020

The Guardian says Taylor Swift will close the 2020 Glastonbury festival with a headline performance on the Pyramid stage on Sunday night. swift to headline glasto

“I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headling Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary – See you there!” Swift tweeted. 

Glastonbury founder Mr Eavis said: “I’m so pleased to announce Taylor Swift will be headlining the Sunday at Glastonbury 2020. She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and her songs are absolutely amazing. We’re so delighted.”

Read the full story on The Guardian

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