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India: Woman accuses father of raping her for 10 yrs

Kota (Raj) Sep 25 (PTI) A 23-year-old woman here has accused her father of repeatedly raping her for the last 10 years, police said on Friday.

In a complaint to Bhemganjmandi police station sent by post on Thursday, the woman has accused the father, an employee with the Indian Railways, of repeatedly raping her at home and at places where he was posted, they said.

She also has alleged that her father attempted to sexually harass her younger sister on a number of occasions, a police official said.

Egypt forces shoot at protesters in Kafr Qandil village

25 Sep 2020; MEMO: A video is circulating online of Egyptian security forces shooting at demonstrators in Kafr Qandil village.

The video has been dated 23 September and shows several men throwing rocks into an alleyway and running back when they hear the sound of gunshots.

Armed security forces then emerge from the alley and start shooting.

Egyptian security forces calls pro-Sisi supporters for Friday protest

25 Sep 2020; MEMO: Egyptian security forces have called on the heads of political parties and MPs to gather supporters for a demonstration today.

Sources have told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that General turned President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s supporters will be brought to the capital to gather in support of the president, who is facing increasing calls to stand down.

The buses used to ferry them into Cairo will be rented by the Nation’s Future Party, which backs the president.

India: Christian houses `vandalised' in C'garh's Kondagaon

Kondagaon, Sep 24 (PTI) Tension prevailed in five villages in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district after a mob of locals allegedly vandalised the houses of some Christian families.

While the police said on Thursday that the situation was under control, the Chhattisgarh Christian Forum (CCF) demanded a high-level probe.

A police force has been deployed to prevent any untoward incident in Kakdabeda, Singanpur, Tiliyabeda, Silati and Jondrabeda villages under Kondagaon police station limits, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

India: Farmers protest at Noida-Delhi border in UP

Noida (UP), Sep 25 (PTI) Scores of farmers gathered on a key road in Noida in Uttar Pradesh in a protest demonstration on Friday, prompting deployment of police in riot gear that kept them from proceeding towards Delhi.

Around 150-200 farmers were at the Noida Gate in Sector 14A near Chilla, at the UP-Delhi border, where they were stopped by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police around 12 noon, officials said.

India: Honour killing in Telangana, man murdered by in-laws

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (PTI) In a suspected case of honour killing, a 28-year old man was allegedly abducted and murdered for marrying a woman belonging to a different caste, police said on Friday.

Nine people suspected to be involved in the case are in custody.

According to police, relatives of Avanthi Reddy 'forcibly' took her and her husband Hemanth, who got married against the wishes of her family about three months ago, on Thursday in a car.

Lebanon president calls for end to Israeli violations

24 Sep 2020; MEMO: The Lebanese president on Wednesday called on the international community to force Israel to end violating Lebanese sovereignty, and using its airspace to attack Syria, Anadolu reports.

Michel Aoun, in his speech to the UN General Assembly’s 75th session, said Lebanon is committed to implementing the UNSC resolution 1701, which calls for full cessation of hostilities and Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon.

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