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At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests: HRW

The wreckage of a truck torched during recent demonstrations is seen along the road in Holonkomi town, in Oromiya region of Ethiopia

The wreckage of a truck torched during recent demonstrations is seen along the road in Holonkomi town, in Oromiya region of Ethiopia, December 17, 2015 (Reuters)

At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

“Police and military forces have fired on demonstrations, killing at least 75 protesters and wounding many others, according to activists,” HRW said in a statement. Read more →

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Deadly end to sieges in France

JE SUSErothers believed behind attack on satirical magazine killed north of Paris, as four hostages and gunman die in capital.

Two suspects believed to have been involved in Wednesday’s attack on a satirical magazine’s office have been killed northeast of Paris, while a gunman who took several hostages at a supermarket in the east of the capital is also dead.

At least four hostages held at the kosher grocery store in Porte De Vincennes also died on Friday as police stormed the site. Speaking to reporters on Friday, the French prosecutor, Francois Molins, said it was likely the hostages had been killed before the police assault. Read more →

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