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Haitians bid adieu to slain President
Cap-Haitien, July 23: The body of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was returned to his hometown Friday for a private funeral amid heavy security following violent protests and fears of political volatility in the Caribbean nation. Martine Moïse arrived to cries of “Justice! Justice!” as she headed straight to her husband’s casket, climbing the stairs and stopping in front of it. Her right arm in a sling, she lay her left arm on the casket and then brought it to her heart as she stood there in silence. Her eyes filled with tears as her three children joined her. (AP)

Pak man chops off nose, ears of wife’s lover
Lahore, July 23: A Pakistani man was hospitalised after his nose and ears were chopped off with a knife for allegedly having an affair with a married woman in the country’s Punjab province, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday in the village of Muzffarghar, over 375-kilometre from Lahore. According to police, Abdul Qayum suspected that Muhammad Akram of his village had an affair with his wife. “On Thursday, Qayum, along with his other accomplices, intercepted Akram on his way to home and took him to a deserted place where they cut off his nose and ears with a knife and left him in a critical condition,” police said. (PTI)

Myanmar inmates protest
Bangkok, July 23: Prisoners inside Myanmar’s most notorious jail held a protest Friday, singing popular songs opposing the military government and chanting political slogans, according to nearby residents and to video uploaded to social media. One video showed a street close to Insein Prison in Yangon with clear audio of voices shouting support for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ousted President Win Myint. According to a lawyer representing some of those detained, the prisoners were demanding the release of all those held on political charges, an easing of prison regulations and medical treatment for those who have fallen sick amid spiralling cases of the coronavirus. The lawyer asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of his position. (AP)

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