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More than 800 detained in Sudan protests: government

KHARTOUM ( ) – Sudan said on ,上海品茶419论坛Gabe,Monday it had detained more than 800 people since protests began nearly three weeks ago in the most persistent challenge to President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule.

The figure, the first given by authorities since the unrest erupted, was,上海品茶工作室Daisy, far below th上海品茶QQe assessment of a leading human rights activist who said about 2,000 people were detained.

In a report to parliament, Interior,上海品茶微信Gabriel, Minister Ahmed Bilal Othman added that 381 demonstrations had taken place and 127 police officers were injured during the demonstrations triggered by price rises and shortages of cash. He said 14 police bases and more than 100 police cars had been burned around Sudan.

Authorities say 19 people, including two security officials, have died, while global rights group Amnesty International said on Dec. 24 it had credible reports 37 protesters had been killed by bullets from security forces.

Officers have been using live ammunition, tear gas and stun grenades to disperse protesters, witnesses say.

Activist Barraq al-Nathir al-Warraq said on Friday that security forces had detained around 2,000 people, including political activists, journalists and civil society members.

Authorities have called for restraint in response to the protests, which they blame on unnamed infiltrators.

Sudan’s economy has struggled from the loss of three quarters of its oil output – its main source of foreign currency – since South Sudan seceded in 2011, keeping most oilfields.

Families urged to stay safe this summer holiday

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is asking everyone to take extra care to make sure their holidays don’t get spoilt by harm or injury

FAMILIES are being urged to take extra care this summer holiday by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).

As the temperature continues to soar NWAS say they have already seen a 22% increase in 999 calls on July 23 compared to the same day last year.

Now they are urging the public to only dial 999 in the event of a life-threatening emergency.

Director of operations for NWAS Ged Blezard said: “We all want to enjoy the long summer days, but no-one wants a visit to A&E inter,上海品茶工作室Laurel,rupting their holidays.

“This time of year we traditionally see a rise in the number of children and young people involved in accidents which can be easily avoided.

“By keeping safe, we can all enjoy the summer and it helps to ensure that those who really need our care can receive a timely response.

“For those in need of urgent medical help but it’s not an emergency, NHS 111 Online is available to offer expert advice.

“It can direct you to where you can find most appropriate care or you may get a call back from a nurse.”

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Here are some top tips to help stay safe throughout the summer months:

In the Heat

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