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Blinken contacts Sudanese PM, following military coup

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with Sudan’s deposed Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdock has returned home, just days after his removal in a military coup.

Secretary Blinken says he “reiterated his call on Sudanese military forces to release all civilian leaders in detention”.

Sudan’s armed forces have defended the military’s seizure of power.

They say they ousted the government to avoid a civil war, while protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the takeover after a day of deadly clashes.

Protests and demonstrations are continuing throughout the country’s capital. with roads, bridges and shops all forced to close.

There are also reports that at least 10 people have died as a result of the violence so far.

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Sudan in protest against military coup

Protests continue in the country after the military takeover

Following a military coup in Sudan, the coup general says his troops had to act swiftly to avoid a civil war in the country.

Sudan’s Prime Minister is also currently residing at the general’s home “for his own safety” and will be able to return to his residence soon.

Meanwhile, protests are continuing throughout the country’s capital with roads, bridges and shops all forced to close.

There are also reports that at least 10 people have died as a result of the violence so far.

The general says “the dangers he witnessed last week could have led the country into civil war”.

He continued, adding “the Prime Minister was at his house but we feared that he will be harmed”.

The leader dissolved civilian rule, arrested several political leaders and has declared a state of emergency.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

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The launch continues a provocative streak in weapons testing as a US aircraft carrier visits South Korea

The launch was detected by South Korean and US militaries, who are currently conducting their annual joint military exercises in the region.

The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is also taking part in the exercises, in a show of force against North Korea’s continued nuclear and missile testing.

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North Korea’s push to improve the lives of citizens

North Korea has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in recent months, despite international condemnation and UN sanctions.

The latest launch comes just days after North Korea test-fired a new type of anti-aircraft missile, and as the US prepares to deploy its THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea.

The US has also sent a naval strike group to the region in a show of force, and is reportedly considering additional sanctions against North Korea.

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Super Typhoon Noru smashes into the Philippines

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Super Typhoon Noru is continuing to strengthen as it approaches the northern Philippines.

The storm is expected to make landfall late Sunday afternoon local time and could bring damaging winds and heavy rains to the region.

Noru is currently a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 km/h).

The typhoon is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to the Philippines, which could lead to significant damage.

If you are in the path of Super Typhoon Noru, be sure to take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and your property from the storm.

Stay tuned to local news and weather reports for the latest information on the typhoon’s path and expected impacts.

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Iran cuts internet access over “hijab violation”

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Iranian authorities say they will restrict internet access in the country until calm is restored to the streets

Protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of the morality police continue to rock the Islamic Republic.

Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protest since the death last week of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was apprehended in Tehran and taken to a “re-education center,” apparently for not wearing her hijab properly.

Amini’s death has sparked outrage among Iranian women, who have long been subject to repressive rules mandating their dress and behavior.

In recent years, the government has stepped up its enforcement of these rules, with morality police attacking women for offenses such as wearing loose headscarves or talking to men in public.

The death of Amini, who was reportedly beaten in custody, has galvanized young Iranians who are fed up with the repression they have faced for their entire lives.

In addition to taking to the streets, they are using social media to spread the word about the protests and to call for an end to the government’s oppressive policies.

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of protests will lead to lasting change in Iran. But one thing is clear: the country’s young people are no longer willing to tolerate the status quo.

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