News Headlines - 04 December 2019

Japanese doctor dies after attack in Afghanistan | NHK WORLD

Afghan officials say at least six people are dead including a well-known Japanese doctor after gunmen opened fire on their car. Tetsu Nakamura was 73.
Nakamura was renowned for his aid work in the country. He led the Japanese based non-governmental organization Peshawar-kai, a group that helped to rebuild the war-torn country.

Trump Administration Considers 14,000 More Troops for Mideast - WSJ

The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the U.S. military footprint in the Middle East to counter Iran, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops, U.S. officials said.
The deployment could double the number of U.S. military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. President Trump is expected to make a decision on the new deployments as soon as this month, those officials said.

Protests spread over gang-rape, brutal murder of Indian doctor | New Straits Times

Protests over the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor spread to cities across India on Monday as people demanded tough and swift punishments, including public lynchings, to stop crimes against women.
The woman was raped, asphyxiated and her dead body then set alight on Nov 27 on the outskirts of the southern city of Hyderabad, according to police. Four men aged between 20 and 28 years have been arrested in connection with the crime.

South Korean prosecutors raid presidential office | NHK WORLD

South Korean media say prosecutors raided the presidential office on Wednesday. They suspect the office of illegally terminating a bribery investigation involving former Busan vice mayor, Yoo Jae-soo.
Prosecutors requested that the office submit related documents voluntarily. Yoo was arrested last month on suspicion of receiving about 40,000 dollars in bribes since 2016.

Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to Step Down - Bloomberg

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as leaders of parent company Alphabet Inc., ending day-to-day involvement as regulators intensify scrutiny of an internet industry the two men helped create... In 2015, Google reorganized into the Alphabet holding company, and Page and Brin stepped back by naming Pichai CEO of Google.







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