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More than 75 people have now been killed in Iran’s crackdown on protests that have raged for 11 days after a young woman died in the custody of the country’s morality police, according to a rights group. Demonstrators have taken to the streets every night since Mahsa Amini died after she was detained for allegedly violating the country’s strict legal requirement that women wear a hijab. Footage has shown women climbing on cars, tearing their veils off and cutting their hair to cheers from large crowds. The protests have spread to a staggering 80 cities and towns.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared on state television today after not being seen in public for several days, putting an end to rumours that he had been overthrown or was under house arrest. Rumours often spread of hidden intrigue and plotting in Chinese politics given its opaque nature. But Xi is believed by most to be firmly ensconced in the top job and has no known challengers to his long rule.
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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni today slapped down the European parliament after it called on him to stop a huge oil pipeline project with neighbouring Tanzania. “Some of these EU MPs are insufferable and so wrong that they think they know everything but should calm down," he said. EU lawmakers and rights groups have warned the project could force some 100,000 people from their homes and have a devastating environmental impact. Museveni says it will be a windfall for Uganda.
More from BBC here.