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Bangladeshi student burned to death by fellow students for reporting sexual harassment by head teacher

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A Bangladeshi teenager who braved the shame and taboo of being sexually harassed by reporting her ordeal to officials, has been doused with kerosene at school and burned to death.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, filed a complaint with local police in late March after allegedly being touched inappropriately by the head teacher at her Islamic school, also known as a madrasa, according to the BBC.  A police officer filmed her distraught testimony on his mobile phone and it was leaked after the teacher was arrested.

Despite the increasing threats of violence against her, Rafi continued going to class and on April 6, reportedly was lured to a building rooftop at her school. She was then surrounded by several burqa-clad individuals who demanded that she retract her police report.

After refusing, the Police Bureau of Investigation Chief told the BBC, the student was doused in kerosene and set alight –but their plan to “make it look like a suicide” failed after the severely injured Rafi was rescued.

GRUESOME RAPE, MURDER OF KASHMIR GIRL RAISES TENSIONS

She suffered burns to more than 80 percent of her body, and died ten days later. But while being rushed to hospital via ambulance and in one final act of courage, Rafi recorded a statement on her brother’s phone exposing some of her attackers as fellow students.

“The teacher touched me,” she reportedly said. “I will fight this crime till my last breath.”

“When a woman tries to get justice for sexual harassment, she has to face a lot of harassment again,” Salma Ali, a human rights lawyer and former director of the Women Lawyers’ Association, told the BBC. “The case lingers for years, there is shaming in society, a lack of willingness from the police to properly investigate the allegations. It leads the victim to give up on seeking justice.”

NUNS SEXUALLY ABUSING MINORS COULD BECOME NEXT CATHOLIC CHURCH SCANDAL, EXPERTS SAY

But given the wave of media attention and the outpouring of anger that has arisen in the wake of Rafi’s murder, some remain hopeful that at least some justice might be served. The case is under investigation and authorities have already determined law enforcement negligence in the initial response to her complaints.

More than a dozen arrests reportedly have been made related to her murder.

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At a news conference this week, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) also took aim at the Islamic school for a long track record of ignoring previous grievances against the headmaster’s behavior toward female students.

“If the administration from the district level to madrasa acted responsibly, then the incident would never have taken place,” noted Kazi Reazul Haque, the NHRC chairman. “We questioned how (the head teacher) was appointed as the principal despite having this kind of past.”

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France warehouse fire destroys 2 million bottles of wine worth $13 million

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Two million bottles of wine have been destroyed in a freak fire in France just one day after the inferno at Notre Dame Cathedral.

The blaze broke out Tuesday afternoon at a storage center north of Bordeaux, France. Sixty firefighters were dispatched and spent 15 hours trying to put out the flames in the facilty located in the Carbon-Blanc commune on the outskirts of Bordeaux. The wine itself belongs to Sovex Grands Châteaux and cost $12.9 million.

The red, white and rose bottles were packed in boxes and placed on wooden pallets that “erupted in flames” for unknown reasons. However, France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine reported that early results from the investigation showed the fire started in the “false ceiling which then collapsed on pallets and crates of alcohol.”

About 80 employees were evacuated from the building. No injuries were reported.

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Calls to Sovex by Fox News were not immediately returned.

The fire took place less than 24 hours after flames shot through Notre Dame Cathedral. Investigators said Thursday they believe an electrical short-circuit is most likely the cause behind the Paris blaze.

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Brazil police arrest author of American missionary’s murder

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Police in Brazil have again arrested a farmer convicted of ordering the 2005 assassination of American missionary Dorothy Stang.

Regivaldo Pereira Galvão’s was detained this week after Brazil’s supreme court overruled a May 2018 injunction that had blocked him from serving his sentence in the killing. He was taken to prison Thursday.

Back and forth rulings in the judiciary have mostly kept Galvão out of prison since he was convicted in 2010 of hiring two ranch hands to kill Stang.

She worked as an environmental activist throughout Brazil, often in opposition to powerful agricultural and ranching interests.

The two men shot Stang to death as she was walking to a community meeting to discuss protections for the Amazon. Prosecutors alleged Galvão ordered the killing because of Stang’s activism.

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Brothers of ousted Sudanese ruler arrested, but protesters refuse to leave military headquarters

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Sudan’s new military leaders on Wednesday arrested long-running president Omar al-Bashir’s two brothers on charges of corruption, as part of a widespread crackdown on officials and backers of the former government.

Hours earlier, Bashir himself, who was dramatically ousted more than a week ago, was relocated to Khartoum’s Koper Prison, an institution that has long housed scores of political prisoners under Bashir’s rule.

Despite the dramatic ouster of Bashir, thousands of Sudanese protesters continue to descend on the African nation’s capital – pledging not to stop until the military relinquishes power.

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FILE – In this May 18, 2018, file photo, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir speaks during the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul, Turkey. Sudan’s armed forces were to deliver an “important statement” and asked the nation to “wait for it” on Thursday, April 11, 2019, state TV reported, as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down.(Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP, File)

Adorned with signs and chants, the Sudanese activists – ranging from youth and women’s rights groups to students and trade unionists – have assembled around the military headquarters in Khartoum, urging one another not to leave until the military hands over power to a civilian administration.

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However, the military has declared it will remain in charge for a two-year transitional period, followed by elections. Yet across social media, many have affirmed to uphold the sit-in until their insistence for a quick handover to a civilian ruling council is met.

Bashir, 75, was known not only as one of the longest-serving Presidents in both Africa and the Arab world, but also a key orchestrator of corruption, conflict and civil war. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and crimes against humanity for horrors committed in neighboring Darfur, but the military to-date has stopped short of agreeing to hand him over to The Hague.

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His fall from grace seemingly began in December amid a deteriorating economic meltdown, prompting some 40 million Sudanese to take to the streets to demand his removal. The demonstrations stretched on for four months until activists raised the stakes with a sit-in outside the military headquarters.

Law enforcement and intelligence personnel initially purported to clear the area with a heavy hand, before siding with the protests and pronouncing a Bashir usurp on April 11. The next day, Bashir announced he was stepping down.

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But with the sit-in ongoing and protests calling for a renewed wave of pressure against the military, their battle is far from won.

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Mueller report: Russia has ‘more important things’ to worry about, Putin spokesman declares

Hours before Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released, concluding that there was no collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, Vladimir Putin’s official spokesman said the Kremlin had more important things to worry about.

“It is America that is looking forward to the report’s release, but we aren’t,” Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, according to Russia’s TASS news agency. “This is not an issue for us, it is not a thing that interests us or causes us concern.

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“All the reports on the matter that have been released so far contain nothing but cursory statements,” he continued, adding “We have more interesting and important things to do”.

Attorney General William Barr, held a press conference Thursday morning ahead of the release of the redacted report and repeated Mueller’s conclusions that the investigation found no evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump campaign officials in the 2016 presidential election.

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The Mueller report confirmed that the Russian government did seek to interfere in the election, using a Russian troll farm to “sow social discord among American voters through disinformation and social media operations”. The GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency also carried out an effort to “hack into computers and steal documents and emails from individuals affiliated with the Democratic Party and the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton for the purpose of eventually publicizing those emails.”

These materials were then transferred to Wikileaks so they could be published.

Earlier this month, Putin dismissed the Mueller report as “complete nonsense”.

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Earlier this month, Putin dismissed the Mueller report as “complete nonsense”. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

“It was clear for us from the start that it would end like this,” he told an audience in Saint Petersburg. “A mountain gave birth to a mouse.

“I’ve been telling you this all along. We said from the start that this infamous commission of Mr Mueller’s would not find anything because nobody knows this better than us. Russia did not meddle in any elections in the United States. There was no collusion, as Mr Mueller said, between Trump and Russia.”

Trump, for his part, said Thursday morning as the report dropped that “this should never happen to another president again.”

“I’m having a good day, too, it’s called ‘no collusion, no obstruction,’” he said in remarks for the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, at the White House. “There never was by the way, and there never will be.”

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“This should never happen to another president again, this hoax, it should never happen to another president again,” he added.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Brothers of ousted Sudanese ruler arrested, but protesters refuse to leave military headquarters

Sudan’s new military leaders on Wednesday arrested long-running president Omar al-Bashir’s two brothers on charges of corruption, as part of a widespread crackdown on officials and backers of the former government.

Hours earlier, Bashir himself, who was dramatically ousted more than a week ago, was relocated to Khartoum’s Koper Prison, an institution that has long housed scores of political prisoners under Bashir’s rule.

Despite the dramatic ouster of Bashir, thousands of Sudanese protesters continue to descend on the African nation’s capital – pledging not to stop until the military relinquishes power.

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FILE – In this May 18, 2018, file photo, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir speaks during the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul, Turkey. Sudan’s armed forces were to deliver an “important statement” and asked the nation to “wait for it” on Thursday, April 11, 2019, state TV reported, as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down.(Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP, File)

Adorned with signs and chants, the Sudanese activists – ranging from youth and women’s rights groups to students and trade unionists – have assembled around the military headquarters in Khartoum, urging one another not to leave until the military hands over power to a civilian administration.

SUDAN’S MILITARY RULERS FIRE TOP CHIEF PROSECUTOR, AIDS

However, the military has declared it will remain in charge for a two-year transitional period, followed by elections. Yet across social media, many have affirmed to uphold the sit-in until their insistence for a quick handover to a civilian ruling council is met.

Bashir, 75, was known not only as one of the longest-serving Presidents in both Africa and the Arab world, but also a key orchestrator of corruption, conflict and civil war. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and crimes against humanity for horrors committed in neighboring Darfur, but the military to-date has stopped short of agreeing to hand him over to The Hague.

CHRISTIAN EX-CHILD SOLDIER, NOW HIP-HOP ARTIST, CALLS FOR FORGIVENESS

His fall from grace seemingly began in December amid a deteriorating economic meltdown, prompting some 40 million Sudanese to take to the streets to demand his removal. The demonstrations stretched on for four months until activists raised the stakes with a sit-in outside the military headquarters.

Law enforcement and intelligence personnel initially purported to clear the area with a heavy hand, before siding with the protests and pronouncing a Bashir usurp on April 11. The next day, Bashir announced he was stepping down.

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But with the sit-in ongoing and protests calling for a renewed wave of pressure against the military, their battle is far from won.

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Thieves in Kenya steal guns, ammo from police station while cops watch Champions League soccer

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Thieves in Kenya had one goal on Tuesday – steal as many guns and ammunition as possible from an unguarded police station while the officers went to a nearby mall to watch soccer superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals.

The robbers walked away with three rifles and nearly two dozen rounds of ammunition in Nandi.

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When the cops returned around 1 a.m., they realized what had happened.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

“All the officers left the post and went to watch UEFA football match at the nearby trading center and on returning to the post, they noticed the room of the in-charge which is also used as an armory in which the steel box is kept was broken,” the police report said.

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While the red-faced officers had some explaining to do,  it was not immediately clear if they faced disciplinary action for abandoning their post.

An investigation has been launched to recover the stolen goods and to catch the culprits.

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Protesters face anti-riot police on October 25, 2017 in the Kondele district of Kisumu, an opposition stronghold in western Kenya, a day before the scheduled repeat presidential poll. (Photo credit should read JENNIFER HUXTA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Soccer is an extremely popular sport in Kenya.

On Tuesday, Messi led Barcelona to a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United, while Ajax beat Ronaldo’s Juventus 3-2 on aggregate to make it into the semi-finals. Barcelona will face Liverpool in the next round, while Ajax will take on Tottenham Hotspur.

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Two stolen Vincent van Gogh paintings are back on display, 16 years after being swiped from museum

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Two paintings by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh stolen more than 16 years ago are finally back on public display after the pieces were recovered in 2016.

The paintings — “View of the Sea at Scheveningen” and “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen” — were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in December 2002, The Guardian reported. The works of arts were completed between 1882 and 1885.

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Octave Durham and Henk Bieslijn stole the works of art after breaking into the museum. The “View of the Sea at Scheveningen” was damaged during the robbery and a corner was torn off. Durham was convicted after his DNA matched strands of hair in a hat he dropped at the scene.

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“Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen” by Vincent van Gogh. (AP)

Raffaele Imperiale, a mafia boss, purchased the ill-gotten paintings in 2003 for around $393,527. Durham used the money to splurge on motorbikes, vacations and a Mercedes E320. He was arrested in December 2003.

Imperiale admitted to prosecutors in Naples, Italy, that he had the paintings, which were discovered in his mother’s home.

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It took two years to restore the paintings. Unlike “View of the Sea at Scheveningen,” the “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen” did not sustain much damage. Both were fitted in new frames.

The two paintings can be seen at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

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Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the mountain and survive.

Renowned climber Kami Rita lived through the 2014 ice avalanche on Everest’s western shoulder that killed 16 fellow Sherpa guides. He aims to break his own record this spring by reaching the mountaintop a 23rd time as a guide for foreign climbers.

Furdiki Sherpa lost her husband in a mountaineering accident, and Nima Doma lost hers in the 2014 avalanche. They are also attempting to scale Everest, to bring attention to the plight of Sherpa families living in the shadow of the world’s highest peak.

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London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

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Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn’t step up action against climate change.

Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch intersections since Monday.

The protest sites have sprouted tents, sound systems and even an ice cream van. Traffic is snarled and bus routes have been disrupted, to the frustration of commuters.

Police have made more than 420 arrests.

Gail Bradbrook of protest group Extinction Rebellion said Thursday that “more people are joining us all the time.”

Home Secretary Sajid Javid says protesters “do not have the right to break the law and significantly disrupt the lives of others.”

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