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One dead as protests for caste benefits turn violent in India
Thousands of people belonging to the Jat agricultural community were protesting in Rohtak and other towns in Haryana state, to demand an increase in their caste quota benefits, which include guaranteed government jobs or university spots. Police say up to 20 people were injured in the clashes in Rohtak. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mexican reporter beaten, hospitalized after denouncing local corruption
Two armed assailants beat Mexican newspaper reporter Pedro Sala García in his home at around 7 a.m. on February 10 in Emiliano Zapata, Tabasco state. According to García, the men had orders to kill him. CPJ

Journalist shot dead by sniper in Yemen
A video reporter for state-owned Yemen TV, Ahmed Al-Shaibani was killed while covering the fighting in Taiz along with other journalists. A sniper shot him in the head as he and other reporters crossed a road in a western district of the city to inspect the damage inflicted on a factory by Houthi rebel missiles. REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Turkey detains journalist who risks his life to report from Syria
Rami Jarrah, a Syrian journalist who was raised in Britain and who has been living for five years in Turkey, was detained by the Turkish immigration authorities on February 17 after applying for residency. THE GUARDIAN

Berlin to probe Russia propaganda efforts in Germany
The German government has asked its intelligence agencies to investigate whether Russia is conducting a propaganda campaign to spread disinformation and destabilize Germany. Government spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz declined to confirm the report, but cited Russian media reports of the alleged rape of a teenage girl by migrants that German police later said never happened. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Indian police direct owners to evict journalist and Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group
Two days after Chhattisgarh Congress held a “Save Democracy” protest in Bastar and said there was “administrative terror” in the area, the owners of houses, taken on rent by Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group as well as a journalist, have been allegedly directed by the local police to evict their tenants. THE INDIAN EXPRESS