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US urges Pakistan to lift internet shutdowns, social media restrictions

Washington DC, US Reuters The US State Department on Wednesday condemned internet shutdowns in Pakistan, including restrictions on social media platforms, and urged the Pakistani Government to lift such restrictions. Supporters of the Grand Democratic Alliance, an alliance of political parties, carry flags as they gather for a sit-in protest against, what they call election […]

Iran protests spread, death toll rises as internet curbed

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Dubai, United Arab EmiratesReuters Iranian authorities and a Kurdish rights group reported rising death tolls on Wednesday as anger at the death of a woman detained by the morality police fuelled protests for a fifth day and fresh restrictions were placed on social media. Iranian media and a local prosecutor said four people were killed […]