Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to fire

Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of the Belarusian capital Minsk to demand the resignation of veteran President Alexander Lukashenko, despite a threat by officials to use firearms against protesters. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by strikes and weekly street protests since authorities announced Lukashenko, who has ruled in

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Tens of thousands of protesters stage 'March for Freedom' in Minsk

Tens of thousands of protesters stage ‘March for Freedom’ in Minsk against unfair elections as Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko blasts opponents as ‘rats’ and attacks Nato over military exercises in neighbouring Poland Tens of thousands have gathered in Minsk ti protest against the government  Columns of demonstrators raised victory signs and held flowers and balloons  The protests came as Lukashenko

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Falls Festival acts raise tens of thousands for volunteer fireys

Electronic music duo Peking Duk and rising star G Flip have raised about $60,000 for volunteer firefighters after extreme weather conditions caused Falls Festival to be cancelled over the weekend. The Canberra duo and Melbourne singer-songwriter were among nine acts from the Lorne event to organise pop-up shows across Melbourne to raise funds for fire relief in Victoria and interstate.

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