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  1. Synagogue, church attacks in Russia’s Dagestan kill police Gunmen shot at a synagogue and church in Derbent, as well as a police post in Makhachkala. Derbent, which lies on the Caspian Sea coast, is home to an ancient Jewish community [File: Kazbek Basayev/Reuters] Published On 23 Jun 202423 Jun 2024 Save articles to read later and create your own reading list. Gunmen have killed at least two police officers during attacks on a synagogue, an Orthodox church and a police post in the Russian republic of Dagestan, the country’s interior ministry has said, according to local news agencies. Six people were wounded in the attacks, which took place in the cities of Derbent and Makhachkala on Sunday. KEEP READING list of 3 items list 1 of 3 Russia, Ukraine trade air attacks as Moscow blames US for beach strike list 2 of 3 Why did the Ukraine Peace Summit fail? list 3 of 3 Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 849 end of list Both the synagogue and the church are located in Derbent, which is home to ancient Jewish community in the mainly-Muslim North Caucasus region. The police post attack took place in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, approximately 125 kilometres (75 miles away). The two police officers were killed in separate shootings, one at the police post in Makhachkala, and the other during the attack in Derbent. The synagogue in Derbent was set on fire as a result of the attack, local officials told the Reuters news agency. Two of the attackers have been shot dead, according to the unofficial Baza Telegram channel, which is close to security services. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/23/synagogue-church-attacks-in-russias-dagestan-kill-police-report
  2. Heathrow staff 'wearing pro-Palestine badges' 'harassed' Israeli passengers and subjected them to 'degrading treatment' after customs official 'spotted Israeli flag on their luggage' When passengers asked why they were being treated differently, staff reportedly told them that as customs officials they could do whatever they want https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html
  3. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/blatant-untruth-says-mea-about-australian-tv-documentary-on-silencing-sikhs/articleshow/111176186.cms Blatant untruth, says MEA about Australian TV documentary on 'silencing Sikhs' TNN / Jun 22, 2024, 02:08 IST MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal NEW DELHI: India slammed a recent ABC documentary which claimed to have uncovered details about alleged efforts by Indian officials to silence Sikh critics in Australia, saying it contains blatant untruths, is biased and reflects unprofessional reporting. MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal, in what was the first Indian reaction to the documentary, said it appears to serve a particular agenda to malign India."We obviously oppose any such attempts to condone, justify and even glorify terrorism," he said. The documentary claimed four Indian spies posing as diplomats were also expelled by Australia. According to the documentary, apart from targeting Sikh separatists, Indian intelligence officers were trying to gain access to sensitive defence technology and airport security protocols. They were targeting former and current politicians as well as a state police service, it said. The report further "confirmed" at least four intelligence officers were asked to leave Australia, adding some had been posing as diplomats in India's high commission. The documentary also quoted an Australian govt spokesperson as saying the govt was deeply concerned about the allegations. "Australia values diversity and inclusion, where people should be safe and free to express who they are, including their faith and heritage. We do not tolerate violence or threats of violence," said an official statement.
  4. https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cm55gzvv1dro Ajay Hinduja (L) and his wife Namrata arrive with their lawyer Robert Assael at a court house in Geneva UK’s richest family on trial for human trafficking Imogen Foulkes Role,BBC Geneva Correspondent Reporting fromGeneva 18 June 2024 Four members of the UK's richest family are on trial in Switzerland amid allegations they spent more money caring for their dog than their servants. The Hinduja family, worth an estimated £37bn ($47bn), is accused of exploitation and human trafficking. The family own a villa in Geneva’s wealthy neighbourhood of Cologny, and the charges against them all relate to their practice of importing servants from India to look after their children and household. It’s alleged that Prakash and Kamal Hinduja, together with their son Ajay and his wife Namrata, confiscated staff passports, paid them as little as $8 (£7) for 18-hour days, and allowed them little freedom to leave the house. Although a financial settlement over exploitation was reached last week, the Hindujas remain on trial for trafficking, which is a serious criminal offence in Switzerland. They deny the charges. This week in court, one of Geneva’s most famous prosecutors, Yves Bertossa, compared the almost $10,000 a year he claimed the family had spent on their dog, to the daily amount they were allegedly paying their servants. The Hinduja family's lawyers did not specifically deny the allegations of low wages, but said they must be viewed in context - noting that the staff were also receiving accommodation and food. The charge of long hours was also disputed, with one defence lawyer arguing that watching a film with the Hinduja children could not really be classed as work. Some former servants testified for the Hindujas, describing them as a friendly family who treated their servants with dignity. But the allegations that servants’ passports were confiscated, and that they could not even leave the house without permission, are serious, because they could be judged as human trafficking. Mr Bertossa is calling for prison terms, and millions of dollars in compensation as well as legal fees. Dark side of Geneva It is not the first time that Geneva, a hub for international organisations as well as the world’s wealthy, has been in the spotlight over the alleged mistreatment of servants. In 2008, Hannibal Gaddafi, son of Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, was arrested in his five star Geneva hotel by police acting on information that he and his wife had been beating their servants, including with a coat hanger. The case was later dropped. But it caused a huge diplomatic row between Switzerland and Libya, with two Swiss citizens arrested in Tripoli as a retaliatory measure. Just last year, four domestic workers from the Philippines launched a case against one of Geneva’s diplomatic missions to the United Nations, claiming they had not been paid for years. The Hinduja's ongoing, high profile case will draw attention, once again, to the darker, uglier side of the city that likes to call itself "the city of peace".
  5. Good question I think @sarabatam might have a good answer
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