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Tibetan director ‘injured in Chinese police custody’
Chinese film-makers and activists have demanded answers over claims that award-winning Tibetan director Pema Tseden was taken to hospital in western China with injuries sustained while in police custody. THE GUARDIAN

17 Angola book club activists ordered from jail to house arrest
Angola’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the conditional release of 17 political activists, known as the Luanda Book Club, who had been convicted of plotting to overthrow the government of the oil-rich southern African country. THE WASHINGTON POST

Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims
Gay men in Ivory Coast say they’ve been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of the Orlando shooting. The photo has been widely shared on social media and two of the men said that after it was published an angry mob punched and kicked them while shouting anti-gay slurs. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Facebook wins appeal on Belgian tracking
Facebook has won a long-running legal battle with the Belgian data protection authority over how it tracks non-users. The Brussels Appeals Court overturned the Belgian Privacy Commission’s order to ban Facebook from collecting data from non-users, saying the regulator had no jurisdiction over Facebook, which has its European headquarters in Ireland. BBC NEWS

U.S. judge tosses suit against reclusive Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Fethullah Gülen, a reclusive Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania, orchestrated human rights abuses in his native Turkey, ruling the claims didn’t belong in U.S. courts. Turkey’s government funded the civil suit as part of a crackdown on the cleric and his movement by President Recep Erdoğan.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

A children’s book introduces German kids to the true story of refugees
While adults in Germany have expressed mixed reactions to refugees, German author Kirsten Boie wants children at least to realize that a refugee child is just like any other kid in the world. In her latest children’s book “Everything Will Be Alright”, she writes the true story of a Syrian family fleeing Homs to settle in Hamburg. GLOBAL VOICES