Two dead in Bangalore violence over anti-Islam Facebook post Aug 13, 2020 0 427 12345 AFPBangaloreTwo people died after a “derogatory” Facebook post about the Prophet Mohammed (PUBH) sparked riots in India’s IT hub Bangalore that saw clashes between police and thousands of protesters, authorities said Wednesday.At least 60 officers were injured the previous evening as a furious crowd attacked a police station, set vehicles on fire and burnt down the house of a local lawmaker whose nephew was allegedly responsible for the social media post. Local media images showed protesters trying to barge into the police building and shouting slogans outside the politician’s home.Police opened fire with live ammunition and tear-gassed the violent crowds. Three people were critically wounded during Tuesday’s violence and at least one reporter was injured, police told AFP. Media reports said the two people killed in the incident had died of gunshot wounds.Bangalore police commissioner Kamal Pant wrote on Twitter that the lawmaker’s nephew had been arrested for the post, along with about 100 others for rioting and arson, and the situation was now under control. A ban on gatherings was in effect in some areas of the city on Wednesday, with nearly 10,000 police reservists patrolling the streets to keep order. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Philippines’ Duterte says will be Russia vaccine ‘guinea pig’ as talks begin Aug 13, 2020 0 459 Prosecution says to grill ministers over Beirut blast Aug 13, 2020 0 387 Mali forces fire tear gas to clear Bamako protesters Aug 13, 2020 0 398 Militants capture key port in gas-rich N Mozambique: Sources AFP Maputo Islamist militants occupied a key port in gas-rich northern Mozambique on Wednesday following days of renewed attacks, a military source and local media said. “The port of Mocimboa da Praia was captured by the .. Iranian president warns against arms embargo extention DPA Tehran Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has threatened consequences if the UN Security Council prolongs an arms embargo against Iran at the behest of the United States. UN resolution 2231, which is part of the 2015 .. Iraq cancels Turkish defence minister’s visit after deadly strike DPA Baghdad Iraq cancelled a visit set for Thursday by the Turkish defence minister to Baghdad after a deadly airstrike in Kurdistan allegedly carried out by Turkey. Turkey frequently launches attacks in northern Iraq, .. Syria’s Al-Assad interrupts speech due to drop in blood pressure Damascus Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday was forced to interrupt his address to the recently elected parliament due to a slight drop in blood pressure, according to a presidential statement. Al-Assad’s .. Israel shrinks Palestinian fishing zone in response to arson balloons DPA Gaza Strip/Tel Aviv Israel on Wednesday restricted the permitted fishing zone off the Palestinian territory in response to incendiary balloons being launched into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip in recent .. Belgian tycoon cedes control of DR Congo bank Kinshasa Belgian tycoon George Forrest has sold his majority stake in the Commercial Bank of the Congo (BCDC) to Kenya’s Equity Group Holdings, the Kenyan firm announced Wednesday. The Forrest group has operated in the ..