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Eric Garner protest march moved amid new calls for independent investigation |

Eric Garner protest march moved amid new calls for independent investigation | World news | NewsWire
People protest in front of police in Times Square, New York, on 14 August over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Photograph: Summer Concepcion/AP

A New York City group protesting about the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, dropped plans for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge, which connects Staten Island with Brooklyn, something local politicians had said would cause traffic havoc.

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Azerbaijan detains prominent human rights activists in fresh crackdown |

Azerbaijan detains prominent human rights activists in fresh crackdown | World news | NewsWire
Protesters attend an opposition rally in Baku in 2013. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Azerbaijan has detained at least four of the country’s most prominent human rights activists, prompting fears that authorities are intensifying efforts to silence campaigners ahead of the world’s first European Games in Baku next summer.

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Australia Post vying to run Medicare and PBS payments from shop fronts |

Australia Post vying to run Medicare and PBS payments from shop fronts | World news | NewsWire
Chief executive of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour, confirmed his company would make an application. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Australia Post has put its hand up to run Medicare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) services from its shop fronts, as the federal government calls for expressions of interest in its plan to outsource the ageing and expensive system to make budget savings.

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Ferguson police fire teargas and rubber bullets at Michael Brown protesters |

Ferguson police fire teargas and rubber bullets at Michael Brown protesters | World news | NewsWire
Link to video: Teargas fired, journalists arrested as Ferguson violence flares

Heavily armed police in Missouri fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of Ferguson on Wednesday, as the crackdown on demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old intensified on their fourth night.

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