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Danish police detain 23 after provocateur sparks violence

AP, Copenhagen

Danish police say 23 people have been detained for violence after a far-right provocateur tossed a copy of the Quran in the air in an immigrant neighborhood in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen police said Monday the detainees were suspected of being behind dozens of arson fires of cars and garbage containers mainly in Noerrebro, an immigrant district in the Danish capital.

Gay mayor from "Rust Belt" America launches presidential bid

AFP, South Bend, United States

Pete Buttigieg, the gay, liberal mayor of a small American city in the conservative bastion of Indiana, officially launched his presidential bid Sunday, joining a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party's nomination in 2020.
The 37-year-old Rhodes scholar and Afghanistan war veteran is the two-term mayor of his hometown of South Bend-a left-leaning bubble in America's so-called "Rust Belt" region, where the decline of industries such as steel and automobile manufacturing has hurt local economies.

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

AFP, Tokyo

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

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