World Bulletin/News Desk
More than 30,000 people took to the streets of Karachi on Saturday to protest the American anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” as well as a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad published in a French magazine, according to Press TV.
Pakistan’s largest city was filled with protesters from various political parties and movements, from pro-government to Islamist. Crowds, waving Islamic flags and banner, are set to march toward the Tibet commercial center in the west of the city.
Such marches had been banned by the government for security reasons, according to TV channel Geo TV.
Similar protests erupted in Pakistan earlier this week, in which 19 people died.
Cartoons of Muhammad appeared in the French magazine Charlie Hedbo last Wednesday, despite warnings from various sources.
Enraged over anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims”, scores of Muslims staged a protest outside Collector's office in Indıa's Ajmer and burnt America’s flag.
Demanding that ban be imposed on US-made movie, protesters handed over a memorandum, addressed to Prime Minister, to Collector.
The protesters waved banners and shouted anti-American slogans. The protesters also set ablaze flags of America, France, Israel and Germany.
"Immediately after the aircraft carrier arrived in the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the US strike forces launched a drill from 6:00 pm (0900 GMT) Saturday", a defence ministry spokesman said.
The amphibious assault ship arrived at the Sasebo naval base in southwestern Japan ahead of the first joint exercise among Japan, France, the US and the UK.
4.23 am quake panics locals and damages buildings; tsunami alert issued but lifted less than 2 hours later
The landslide hit the village of Ayu in the Osh region of the mountainous Central Asian country at around 0720 am (0120 GMT), the emergencies ministry said in a statement.
Duterte, who has faced international condemnation for his own crackdown on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives, also insisted that outsiders should not interfere in Southeast Asia's affairs.
The government's human rights commission discovered a dozen men and women packed into the tiny cell behind a wooden cabinet during an unannounced visit to a police station in a Manila slum neighbourhood on Thursday.
South Korean military confirms another failed missile launch by reclusive neighbor
Failing to act risks 'catastrophic consequences', Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tells UN Security Council
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Comparisons with the characters of a popular Chinese television drama called "In the Name of the People" -- which also happens to be the slogan of French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen -- have flooded China's Twitter-like Weibo.
Diplomats in Manila said the other parties apparently refer to the United States and regional powers China, Japan and South Korea -- all key strategic players in the region.
Human Rights Watch said the incident was another sign of widespread rights abuse under Duterte's war on drugs, which has seen thousands of drug suspects killed either by policemen or mysterious vigilantes.