Fresh detentions as women lead latest round of Belarus protests Sep 27, 2020 0 716 12345 DPAMoscowSeveral hundred women took to the streets of Minsk on Saturday to kick off another weekend of protests by those who say Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stole August’s election for a sixth term in office.Crowds gathered in central Minsk despite a heavy police presence, shouting “shame” and waving red and white flags.Police prison transports waited in the side streets amid reports of new detentions, adding to the hundreds already carried out during weeks of unrest in the former Soviet republic.The first marchers were detained immediately after the event began, with women in some places not even having time set off through the streets of Minsk, the Viasna human rights group said.The group said at least 60 people had been taken into custody, including journalists, among them 73-year-old veteran activist Nina Baginskaya. RELATED ARTICLES Australian rescuers save 108 whales after mass stranding Sep 27, 2020 0 357 Paris cleaver attack suspect says wanted to target Charlie Hebdo Sep 27, 2020 0 715 Britain’s PM Johnson urges global unity on pandemics, pledges extra COVAX funds Sep 27, 2020 0 1450 Stand-alone S Korea demands Pyongyang further probe killing of official SEOUL: Seoul said on Saturday it will demand further investigation by Pyongyang into the killing of a South Korean official after a rare public apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The fisheries official was .. State health minister quits over Australia’s worst COVID-19 outbreak DPA Sydney The state health minister in Victoria resigned from her post on Saturday, as her handling of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, by far Australia’s worst, has come under criticism and been the subject of an inquiry. .. Mexico vows further investigations into missing students MEXICO CITY: Six years after 43 students disappeared and were most likely murdered in south-western Mexico, the government has promised further investigations. “We must not give up hope,” Mexican President Andres .. Ukraine crash survivor dies as toll climbs to 26 CHUGUIV: One of the two survivors of a Ukrainian military plane crash died in hospital as the death toll climbed to 26 on Saturday after three more bodies were found. President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived at the scene of the .. Confident Biden ready to face Trump’s ‘lies’ in debate AFP Washington US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Saturday he expects “personal attacks and lies” from Donald Trump in their first televised debate on Tuesday, but showed confidence in his ability ..