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Clashes Break Out In Paris Over Bill To Limit Filming Of Police

French politicians say they will totally rewrite part of a controversial security bill amid national outrage over a police assault on a black man.

Michel ZeclerThere were huge protests across France on Saturday against Article 24 of the bill, which aims to restrict the right to film or take photos of police. It is seen as a media freedom issue.

Meanwhile four police officers are now under criminal investigation over the beating of a black music producer at his studio in Paris earlier this month.

Christophe Castaner, the head of President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist MPs in parliament, said Article 24 “will be completely rewritten and a new version will be submitted”. “We know that doubts persist about it,” he explained.

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Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country’s defence ministry has confirmed.

Natanz Nuclear FacilityFakhrizadeh died in hospital after being attacked in Damavand county.

Iranian news agencies said assailants targeted his car with a bomb before shooting at him. Western intelligence agencies view him as the mastermind behind Iran’s secret nuclear weapons programme. He was reportedly been described as the “father of the Iranian bomb” by diplomats.

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Turkish Court Jails More Than 300 People For Life Over Failed Coup

A court in Turkey has given life sentences to 337 military officers and others, in one of the biggest trials linked to the 2016 coup attempt.

Turkish PrisonersAir force pilots and army commanders were among the nearly 500 defendants accused of trying to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They allegedly directed the plot from the Akinci air base near Ankara.

Mr Erdogan says US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen masterminded the plot, which led to mass arrests.

Mr Gulen has denied any involvement in the attempted coup in July 2016 that killed 251 people and injured more than 2,000. Mr Erdogan was on vacation at the time at a resort.

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Russia Chases Off US Ship In The Sea Of Japan

Russia says one of its warships caught and chased off a US Navy destroyer after it entered territorial waters in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday.

USS John S McCainMoscow accused the USS John S McCain of travelling 2km (1.2 miles) across its maritime border in Peter the Great Gulf and says it threatened to ram the ship.

The US warship then left the area, according to Russia.

However, the US Navy denied any wrongdoing and said its ship had not been “expelled”. The incident took place on Tuesday in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, a body of water bordered by Japan, Russia and the Koreas.

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Apple Security Head Charged With Bribery For Gun Licences

Apple’s head of global security has been charged with bribery.

AppleThomas Moyer is accused of offering bribes in the form of iPads worth $70,000 in order to obtain concealed firearms licenses. The charges were brought by a California grand jury on Monday. Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Two police officers from Santa Clara County, California, have also been charged. County Undersheriff Rick Sung and Sheriff’s Captain James Jenson are accused of requesting bribes for concealed firearms licenses.

Mr Moyer is accused of offering bribes to get them.

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