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  1. India army chief defends soldiers who tied man to vehicle to deter protests

    Gen Bipin Rawat accused of sanctioning use of human shields for saying Kashmir is a ‘dirty war’ that requires ‘innovations’

    India’s army chief has been accused of sanctioning the use of human shields after he defended soldiers in southern Kashmir who tied a civilian to their 4x4 to deter violent protests.

    Footage of Farooq Ahmad Dar, 26, bound to the army vehicle first circulated in April, leading to separate military and police investigations and condemnation from human rights groups.

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  2. Fisherman on his shark encounter: ‘it knocked me off my feet’ – audio

    Terry Selwood, 73, from New South Wales, Australia, describes the moment a great white shark launched itself into his boat while he was out fishing on Saturday afternoon. Speaking to Australia’s ABC News Selwood says the coastguard initially didn’t believe his story when he called them for help

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  3. Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat than Isis, John McCain says

    Republican also says he is concerned by reports Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between Moscow and Trump’s team

    The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is the biggest threat to global security, even greater than Isis, John McCain has declared on his tour of Australia.

    In an interview on ABC’s 7:30 on Monday the Republican senator said president Donald Trump made him “nervous” and expressed concern at reports that White House adviser Jared Kushner allegedly discussed creating a secret communication channel with Russia.

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  4. Portland attack: Donald Trump urged to make statement about double murder

    Veteran journalist Dan Rather leads a chorus of people calling on the president to acknowledge the heroism of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Rick Best

    Pressure is mounting on the US president, Donald Trump, to make a comment on the racist attack in Portland, Oregon that left two men dead.

    Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, were fatally stabbed on Friday while intervening to stop a racist attack on a Muslim teenager on a commuter train.

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  5. Ecuador's journalists pin hope on new president after Correa's war on media

    President Lenin Moreno, sworn in earlier this month, is said to be more tolerant of press freedom than his predecessor – and change cannot come soon enough

    After the inauguration this month of Ecuador’s first new president in a decade, the country’s beleaguered journalists will be looking to see if Lenin Moreno is any more tolerant of the press than his notoriously confrontational predecessor.

    Moreno has hinted that he will reform the communication law, which was introduced in 2013 by former president Rafael Correa as a means of exerting control over a largely critical private media.

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