Iran Linked To Election Meddling Effort Involving Spoof Emails Intimidating Voters To Support Trump
Iran sent fake emails “designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President [Donald] Trump,” Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told reporters Wednesday.Hundreds of voters in Florida and across several states received emails appearing to come from the right-wing group the Proud Boys, which threatened to “come after” them unless they voted for Trump.Former FBI agent and fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Clint Watts, told CBS News that the emails are an effort “incite fear with one-to-one messaging.”“They’re not trying to get people to vote for T...
‘Hundreds’ of hoodlums battle soldiers, police in attempt to loot computer village
Hundreds of armed looters have for over two hours been trying to overpower soldiers and police officers in order to loot the Computer village in Ikeja.BusinessDay has confirmed heavy gunshots that had individuals scampering to safety, from multiple accounts by residents and business owners contacted.“Right now they are still making an attempt (to overpower security agents) and considering the sensitivity of the business that we do, we sell very valuable commodities and they understand the liquidity of these products,” said Adeniyi Ojikutu, president, Computer and Allied Products Dealers Associ...
Trump, Biden attorneys flock to Florida to protect votes
Miami (AFP) - Hundreds of attorneys and volunteers from the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden have deployed to Florida polling stations to make sure votes for their candidates are respected, as record numbers of people cast ballots early.Tensions are especially high as fear about the coronavirus and violence at polling stations is compounded by Florida's history of contested elections that have ended in recounts or even court battles.Florida, where Republican Trump and Democrat Biden are practically tied, accounts for 29 crucial electoral votes, with 270 needed to win the US...
Israel eases 2nd lockdown, as ultra-Orthodox defy last restrictions
Hundreds of thousands of children aged under 6 returned to kindergarten in Israel on Sunday, as the country started the first stage of lifting a nationwide lockdown in place since September 18.Sunday is the start of the working and school week in Israel.All children and teenagers aged 6 and older must continue learning remotely from home for as long as the first stage of the government's lockdown exit strategy remains in place.Despite that, tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox students returned to religious junior schools on Sunday after a prominent rabbi ordered those schools to reopen in viol...
#EndSARS protesters ground activities in Warri
Hundreds of #EndSARS protesters on Sunday blocked all major entrance to the oil rich city of Warri, Delta State in continuation of the opposition to the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the newly created Special Weapons and Tactics unit.The youths, who caused heavy traffic along the Effurun Road-About in Uvwie and Warri South council areas of the state, demanded total overhaul of the Police.They bore placards with inscriptions such as “End Police Brutality,” Stop Killing Us,” End SWAT, End SARS,” We said EndSARS, not change them,” among others.Travelers coming into Warri and tho...
Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests, amid coronavirus restrictions
Hundreds marched in Lebanon's capital Saturday to mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform.A whirlwind of hope and despair has gripped the country in the year since protests began, as an economic crisis and a devastating August 4 port explosion pushed Lebanon deeper into decay.Two governments have resigned since the movement started but the country's barons, many of them warlords from the 1975-90 civil war, remain firmly in power despite international as well as domestic pressure for ch...
Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians stranded at Dubai Airport over visa requirements
Hundreds of Pakistani and Indian citizens were prevented from entering Dubai and stranded after failing to meet stringent visitors’ visa requirements, UAE-based media have reported.545 Pakistanis and 150 to 200 Indians were stranded at Dubai International Airport after failing to meet requirements including proof of funds, possession of return tickets, and hotel bookings or relative contacts, according to The National.They had arrived in Dubai on Pakistan International Airlines, Emirates, Air Blue, and Flydubai planes.Some of the passengers had been stranded since Tuesday. At least 169 have be...
Hundreds stranded in Bicol ports as ‘Ofel’ spawns rains
At least 526 passengers, 156 trucks, and 41 cars were stranded on Wednesday following the cancellation of sea transport operations in various Bicol ports in anticipation of the landfall of Tropical Depression “Ofel” in Masbate around noon, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol said.The cancellation also affected 17 sea vessels, 11 of which took shelter in the ports of Sorsogon, Albay, and Camarines Sur.The OCD has directed all local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to activate their respective Emergency Operation Centers and implement response and contingency plans, to incl...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Khon Kaen hospital staff rally around embattled director
KHON KAEN: Hundreds of Khon Kaen Hospital personnel started wearing black on Monday as they protested a Public Health Ministry order to transfer their director again.Doctors, nurses and other staff briefly walked out of the hospital in Muang district to gather outside the premises with banners supporting hospital director Charnchai Chanvorachaikul and an “RIP” message for ministry executives in Bangkok.Hundreds of health personnel at Khon Kaen Hospital rally against the Public Health Ministry’ decision to transfer hospital director Charnchai Chanvorachaikul to Roi Et. #BangkokPost #Thailand pi...
The Bangkok Post
Hundreds protest in Nigeria over police brutality
Hundreds of people rallied against police brutality for a second day Friday in Nigeria's economic hub Lagos after a video of a man being allegedly killed by police went viral.Anger has been brewing on social media after the video of the alleged killing in the southern Delta state, which authorities denied was real.The man who filmed the video was arrested, provoking even more anger.Hundreds of youths gathered in Ikeja in central Lagos holding banners reading "Respect for human rights" and "A more equal society."Several other demonstrations have taken place in recent days across the country, in...