Paris police fire tear gas at demonstrators. ‘Nothing for the needy’: Notre-Dame not France’s only problem, say protesters

French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris on Saturday to drive home a message to a government they see as out of touch with the problems of the poor — rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve.

Like the high-visibility vests the protesters wear, the scattered small fires in Paris appeared to be a collective plea to the government to “look at me — I need help too!”

Police fired water cannon and sprayed tear gas to try to control radical elements on the margins of the largely peaceful march, one of several actions around Paris and other French cities.
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TikTok: Apple and Google block video sharing app in India

Apple and Google have removed TikTok, which allows users to create and share videos, from their app stores in India.

The move follows a ruling by the Madras High Court, which ordered its removal from app stores over concerns that it was being used to spread pornography.

India’s top court on Tuesday refused an appeal by its owner, Chinese company ByteDance, to suspend the order.

TikTok has more than 120 million users in India but has faced criticism from some for hosting inappropriate content.
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Couple says they were scammed by Dominican casino on resort, bullied into paying $6,500

One minute they were close to winning $100,000, and the next they were at an ATM being ordered by guards to take out thousands of dollars.

Jay Lush and Steve Bungay say their relaxation vacation quickly turned into chaos, as they fell victim to a popular scam at resort casinos in the Dominican Republic.

“You feel safe and you feel secure, and then that’s ripped away from you and you’re 3,000 miles from home in a country, in a third-world country, where you don’t speak the language,” Lush told The St. John’s Morning Show, from a hotel room in Punta Cana.

Trouble started when the couple from Holyrood, N.L., headed into the casino at the Hotel Riu Bambu resort near Punta Cana.
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