1. Indonesia: Transgender women in Aceh detained by police
Police in Indonesia have detained 12 transgender women, cutting their long hair and saying they were “coaching" them to behave like "real men”.
Several beauty salons in Aceh province were raided over the weekend and transgender women working there taken to the local police station.
The transgender women, who were also forced to wear men's clothes, will be held for three days.
Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that has strict Islamic religious law.
The move has been condemned by human rights groups.
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2. Terrorism eyed after driver rams into pedestrian in Philadelphia
Terrorism was being eyed as a possible motive after a man in a black Honda hit a pedestrian Monday morning in Philadelphia, seriously injuring one person before being shot in the head by an off-duty cop, officials said.
The 31-year-old driver, who wasn’t immediately identified, was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m. at a hospital, police said. The driver was initially in “extremely critical condition” after the incident.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said at a news conference Monday evening that while initial reports said the driver attempted to hit multiple people with his car, police have been "unable to confirm that he was trying to strike several people."
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4. Murder Spree: “New Swedes” Shoot Man, Stab Trial Witness and Wife to Death
A number of men with migrant backgrounds have been convicted of a trio of murders in a Stockholm suburb, where a man was shot dead then a witness and his wife were brutally murdered.
Fouad Saleh, 22, described as a leading figure in the local crime scene, was handed a life sentence for the murders, which took place in Hallonbergen last year. [...]
Six weeks later, on March 7, Saleh, along with 23-year-old Mikael Chamoun and an unnamed 17-year-old, broke into the apartment of the witness, who was out walking his dog, and stabbed his wife to death with a knife.
5. Second woman arrested in Tehran for hijab protest
Woman was detained after standing on telecoms box to raise headscarf on a stick in repeat of protest last month.
A second woman has been arrested in Iran for protesting against the country’s compulsory hijab rules after standing on a telecoms box on a Tehran street, taking off her headscarf and holding it aloft on a stick.
The protest follows a similar action last month against the country’s requirement that women cover themselves from head to toe in public.
Pictures posted on social media on Monday showed at least three other women standing on top of telecoms boxes in Tehran in apparent solidarity with the women, including one near Ferdowsi Square.
Amazing! So proud of Iranian women.— Marjan مٓرجان (@seirafipour) January 29, 2018
6. Parliament observes moment of silence in honour of Quebec mosque attack anniversary
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So far, there have been no actual terrorism or race bias charges laid for the person accused of the attack.
7. US State Dept.: Pakistan Put on Notice Over Attacks Against Christians
8. Trudeau refers to a group of people as "racists" and "idiots"
The PM may be referring to Quebec group, La Meutte, whose emblem is a dog paw.
9. Indian Muslim cleric says women watching soccer un-Islamic
A senior cleric at an influential Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women should not watch men playing soccer.
Mufti Athar Kasmi said that watching men “playing with bare knees” violated the tenets of Islam and was forbidden for women. Kasmi is a cleric at Darul Uloom, Asia's largest Sunni Muslim seminary in the northern town of Deoband.
The cleric also lashed out at men who allow their wives to watch soccer, even on television.
“Do you have no shame? Do you not fear God? You let her watch these kinds of things,” he said in his sermon Friday.
Kasmi's decree comes after the Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia allowed women to watch matches in soccer stadiums earlier this month.
10. Man shot by officer after hitting pedestrian identified
PHILADELPHIA — Police have released the name of a driver shot and killed by an off-duty Philadelphia police officer after hitting a pedestrian and struggling with the officer.
Investigators said 31-year-old Khalil Lawal of Arlington, Virginia apparently tried to hit a person who had just gotten out of a car in south Philadelphia during Monday’s morning rush hour.
Police said the man then chased another driver who had blocked him in, charged at the off-duty officer after he approached and was shot after a struggle. He died at a hospital. The officer and the man struck by the car were treated at hospitals.
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