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World in Brief July 9 2018

GERMANY: The fourth Ivana Hoffman festival was held in Duisberg on Saturday in memory of the communist fighter who was killed in battle against Isis in northern Syria in 2015.

Hundreds of people marched from the railway station to the festival grounds, where participants heard performances by Kurdish, African and German bands.

Representatives from Die Linke addressed the crowds, as did Tuba Hezer, a former People’s Democratic party MP for the Turkish city of Van.

Ms Hoffman was killed in combat at Til Temir on March 7 2015.

 

SPAIN: One person was gored and four more injured at the Pamplona bull-running festival over the weekend.

Four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries from falls sustained during the 875-metre run in the northern Spanish city, while one person was caught on the bull’s horns.

Around 2,000 people take part in the week-long annual event, with 16 killed since records began in 1910.

 

SOMALIA: A bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu left nine people dead and dozens injured on Saturday.

A car bomb exploded near the Interior Ministry as an exchange of gunfire resulted in at least three of the attackers being killed. Another bomb went off near a police station close to the site of the first attack.

The attacks have been claimed by al-Shabaab, an armed Islamist group which aims to overthrow Somalia's government and establish a caliphate.

 

SOUTH KOREA: Tens of thousands of women demonstrated in Seoul on Saturday demanding action against a rise in spycam pornography.

Organisers warned that women live in fear of being photographed or filmed without their knowledge and the results being shared online.

The women-only demonstration was sparked by a sharp increase in number of hidden camera crimes, which rose from 1,100 in 2010 to more than 6,500 last year.

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