The Queen marked by death the end of an era for many in the UKbut this did not mean that life had ceased for the world.

While several stories – for example, death of Chris Kabacontinues cost of living crisisand Liz Truss“the new Cabinet of Ministers – it was looked into, the state funeral meant that others withdrew from the agenda.

So how does the country get out of this period of national mourning, here’s a list of important news you might have missed over the past 11 days.

1. Social tensions are rising in Leicester

Leicester is famous for its multicultural population, but a wave of clashes in recent weeks has shaken the city to its core.

The violence first erupted after a cricket match between India and Pakistan a month ago on Sunday, August 28, and further fighting broke out over the next few weeks.

But locals say tensions began to rise long before the match, with members of the local Hindu and Muslim communities allegedly pitted against each other, although the exact cause is still unclear.

Tensions appeared to reach a climax on the night of September 17, when around 200 people – mostly masked or hooded – gathered for an unauthorized protest in the east of the city.

All the local officers were called to the scene and a standoff ensued, with the police having to separate the rival groups who were throwing bottles at each other.

Police officers were even diverted from the Queen’s funeral in London to support police in Leicestershire. In total, they made 47 arrests and injured 16 officers in the violence on Saturday night alone.

Claudia Webb, independent MP for East Leicester, said tensions had been simmering for “months” and previously claimed some social media accounts were “preying on that anxiety” by “spreading misinformation”.

In a post on Twitter, she wrote: “There are reports of hate speech against Muslims and Hindus being spread on social media to create fear.

“Places like Facebook and via WhatsApp are created to ‘lure’ members of the local community to participate in hate-fueled protests.”

She said such posts were “designed to provoke further clashes and cause disharmony and mistrust.”

Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby said he was stunned by the recent developments, while Leicester South Labor MP Jonathan Ashworth said the problems were a “dark episode” when he and residents were “justifiably proud to celebrate our diversity”. .

Extremists, territorial rivalries and the influence of people from outside the city are all blamed for the alleged incitement to violence.

Webb also warned on Tuesday that the violence could spread beyond Leicester without central government intervention.

The Hindu and Muslim communities in Leicester released a joint statement two days after the weekend violence, saying: “We are of the same family. We settled here in this city together, we fought against racists together, we are building it together. The recent violence is not who we are as a city.”

The Indian government also issued a statement strongly condemning the violence.

“We have taken up this matter vigorously with the UK authorities and have demanded immediate action against those involved in these attacks.”

2. Death of Mahsa Amini

After the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last Friday, protests broke out in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

She was in a coma for three days after “morality” police arrested her for allegedly violating the rules of wearing a hijab. She was detained at the Tehran metro station as part of a police check on her clothes.

Witnesses said she was beaten by officers in a police van that later took her to a detention center, although police Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi dismissed such claims as “cowardly allegations”.

Police also claimed that Amini suffered from “sudden heart failure” while in the detention center where she was supposed to be “raised” with other women.

Authorities later released footage showing a woman they say is Amini talking to an official who tried to remove her clothes. Amini then holds his head in his hands and falls to the floor.

Police, who described her death as “unfortunate”, said Amini had “pre-existing physical problems”, but her father denied the claim and claimed CCTV footage had been edited.

In protest against Amini’s death and Iran’s strict regime since then, women have been seen removing their headscarves and cutting their hair, shouting “death to the dictator”, believed to be a reference to the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Demonstrations in Tehran and western Iran over the weekend reportedly left two people dead in clashes with police.

Protests in Sakegh, western Iran, led to security forces allegedly opening fire on a crowd that was trying to advance to the local governor’s office.

Further demonstrators took place in the capital of Kurdistan, Sanandeji. Amini was an ethnic Kurd from Saqez.

3. Hurricane Fiona

A devastating storm, Hurricane Fiona, has swept through parts of the Caribbean in recent weeks – and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon.

Residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands were urged to seek shelter on Tuesday after Fiona already wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The hurricane is also expected to reach the southern Bahamas and eastern Bahamas by Wednesday.

In Puerto Rico, the storm killed at least three people and caused significant flooding with more than 75 cm of rain.

It also led to a total power outage that is not expected to be fixed anytime soon, especially as the area is still struggling with the power grid after the brutal Category 5 storm, Hurricane Maria, knocked out 80% of power lines in in 2017.

The weather in the US territory continued to be chaotic on Monday, with frequent lightning and rain. Torrential rain and wind have also lashed the Dominican Republic and now appear to be intensifying.

The Category 2 storm is expected to become a Category 3 with winds of more than 111 mph, making it the first “major hurricane” of the 2022 season, according to the National Hurricane Center. By the time it reaches the eastern Bahamas, it could be a Category 4.

A man walks along a flooded street in Nagua, Dominican Republic, on September 19


4. Typhoon Nanmadol

At least two people were killed as record-breaking winds and rain lashed western Japan on Monday.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida even delayed his flight to New York for the UN General Assembly so he could look at the damage caused by the 14th typhoon Japan has faced this season.

It made major landfall near the city of Kagoshima on Sunday before it slammed into the islands of Kyushu and Honshu, while rivers overflowed and strong winds blew off roofs.

“We need to remain very alert for torrential rains, squalls, high waves and storm surges,” said a spokesman for the Japan Meteorological Agency. Reuters news agency. At least 115 people were reported injured and about 340,000 families were left without power.

Water flows along the Sendai River as a result of Typhoon Nanmadol in Ebino on September 19
Water flows along the Sendai River as a result of Typhoon Nanmadol in Ebino on September 19

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5. Putin withdraws submarines from Crimea – but nuclear fears continue

Russian the president Vladimir Putin allegedly diverted the country’s submarines away from the annexed peninsula Crimea.

Since Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014 (and seen by some as the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine), it was believed to be under Moscow’s rule.

But as the British Ministry of Defense reported on Tuesday, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has “almost certainly redeployed” its submarines from Crimea to southern Russia.

The officials explained: “This is very likely due to the recent change in the level of threat to local security due to the increase in Ukrainian long-range strike capabilities. In the past two months, the fleet’s headquarters and its main naval airfield have been attacked.

“Ensuring the Black Sea Fleet’s basing in Crimea was probably one of the motivations of Russian President Vladimir Putin to annex the peninsula in 2014. The security of the base is now directly undermined by Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine.”

This comes after a very successful counter-offensive by Ukraine, which returned large areas land from Russia in the north-east.

“The occupiers are clearly in a panic,” said the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky claimed on Monday.

Russia also reignited fears of nuclear war after a missile exploded less than 900 feet from the reactors of the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant, the country’s second-largest nuclear power plant.

It is separate from the worries around Zaporozhye power station, which is on the front lines of the struggle between Ukraine and Russia.

The southern Ukrainian plant is far from the front line, but the attack demonstrates the extent of Russia’s reach (if it really came from Moscow).

However, the protective equipment was not damaged and the exact source of the explosion could not be independently confirmed.

6. Earthquakes in Mexico

On the anniversary of two other major earthquakes in 1985 and 2017, Mexico was hit by another earthquake that killed at least two people.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico said there was no scientific explanation why all three earthquakes occurred on the same day.

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday, knocking out power and sending people in Mexico City scrambling for safety.

Hospitals were damaged and other buildings collapsed on people inside.

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also issued a warning for coastal areas, saying waves could reach three meters above high tide.

The earthquake on September 19, 1985 killed thousands, and on September 19, 2017, more than 350 people died.

    A view of damaged buildings after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Calima, Mexico on September 19.
A view of damaged buildings after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Calima, Mexico on September 19.

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