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The protesters in the town of Bristol, in southwest England, tied the bronze statue of Edward Colston with rope before toppling it to cheers from the surrounding crowd.Demonstrators were later seen rolling the statue to the nearby harbor and throwing it into the River Avon.While the incident garnered...
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the use of chokeholds -- which he referred to as applying pressure on a person's neck or throat while holding them on the ground -- was a "dangerous method" and will no further be taught in police training."I hear the criticism, I hear...
Russian doctors have described critical shortages of equipment, which hospital administrators and local governments deny. Observers have questioned whether Russia is under-reporting mortality figures from the deadly disease. But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov -- who is back at work after being hospitalized with Covid-19 in May -- is defending...
Never been aware of him. Who was King Leopold II? One of the very most brutal and ambitious of the 19th century European exploiters of Africa, Leopold II was king of Belgium for more than 40 years, from 1865 to 1909. An initial cousin of Queen Victoria, he...
Eliseo Gil, the former director of excavations at Roman archaeological site Iruña-Veleia, was handed a prison sentence and fined for having "manipulated" writings considered historical at the time, either by himself or "through third persons," according to sentencing documents seen by CNN.In 2005 and 2006, Gil announced that...
Polish soldiers mistakenly crossed the country's border with Czech Republic in late May before setting up there, the Czech foreign ministry told CNN. The soldiers, who had been guarding parts of the closed Polish-Czech border throughout the coronavirus pandemic, then started turning away Czech citizens who have been...
Father: Jorge Messi, factory workerMother: Celia Cuccittini de MessiMarriage: Antonela Roccuzzo (June 30, 2017-present)Children: Ciro, Mateo and ThiagoOther FactsAs a young boy, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. At age 13, he signed with Futbol Club Barcelona and moved to Spain. As part of the contract, FC...
Videos on social media showed protests in a variety of cities across the country, with protesters speaking out concerning the gender pay gap, street harassment and violence against women."For me it is emotional. Because I scream for me, but I also scream for my sisters and brothers, I...
While serving in the army in 1935-1936, during Italy's war in Eritrea, the 26-year-old Montanelli bought and married a 12-year-old girl. During a 1969 interview with Italian journalist and activist Elvira Banotti, Montanelli said that he was married to the little one because that he "bought" her, which...
She had been waiting months for a decision to be produced on her asylum status. But the letter wasn't about this. "I was scared for my life," said Misha, who asked that her real name perhaps not be used for fear it may impact her asylum claim.About 100...