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“One journalist killed every five days around the world”, “15 Injured in blast in Colombia's capital”, “US threatens further naval incursions despite furious reaction from China”, “Australia drops knights and dames from honours system"

November 2 2015, 10:05

unmultimedia.org. “One journalist killed every five days around the world" - More than 700 journalists have been killed in the last decade – one every five days – according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, unmultimedia.org website reported. In marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on Monday, the UN chief highlighted the urgent need to do more to protect journalists; and bring those who harm members of the media to justice.

foxnews.com. “15 Injured in blast in Colombia's capital" - At least 15 people were injured Monday in an explosion followed by a fire at a building in Bogota's Galerias district that was being used as a pharmaceutical laboratory, Colombian officials said. "There was an explosion in which 15 people were injured, as well as material damage, at a plant being used as a pharmaceutical lab," Bogota police chief Col. Nelson Diaz told reporters.

theguardian.com. “US threatens further naval incursions despite furious reaction from China" - China accused US navy of 'serious provocation' after USS Lassen sailed close to Chinese artificial island, but US contends they have freedom of navigation. The US has threatened further naval incursions into waters claimed by China after naval manoeuvres near two artificial islands in the South China Sea prompted an angry rebuke from Beijing. China summoned the US ambassador to Beijing in protest and accused the US of a “serious provocation" following US naval manoeuvres during which the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen sailed close to a Chinese artificial island.

bbc.com. Australia drops knights and dames from honours system" - Australia will no longer appoint knights and dames under the honours system, PM Malcolm Turnbull has said. Mr Turnbull said the titles were "not appropriate" in modern Australia, and that Queen Elizabeth had accepted the cabinet's recommendation to drop them. Former PM Tony Abbott reintroduced knighthoods and damehoods in 2014. His controversial decision to grant Prince Philip a knighthood in January was widely seen as one of the factors which ended his term as leader.



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