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Catalonia: 90% vote ‘yes’ to become an independent state

Catalonia’s regional government has announced that 90 percent of those who participated in an independence referendum banned by Spain’s central government choose to be separated from the country. While addressing a press briefing early on Monday, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull announced that 2.02 million Catalans had voted “yes” to ...

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7 shot dead as Cameroon Anglophone protest for independence

Police and the military in Cameroon have shot dead at least seven Anglophone people as member of the community continue protesting for independence from the majority Francophone nation. The unrest took place Sunday on the anniversary of Anglophone Cameroon’s independence from Britain in the country’s English-speaking regions. Five prisoners were ...

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‘Burqa Ban’ takes effect in Austria

A law banning Muslim women from wearing full-face veils such as burqas and niqabs in public, known popularly as the “Burqa Ban,” has taken force in Austria. The law, officially dubbed “Prohibition for the Covering of the Face,” also bans off-slope ski masks, surgical masks outside hospitals, and party masks in public. ...

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