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Media freedom in Russia

Several people, protesting Meduza investigative journalist Ivan Golunov's arrest Thursday on drug charges, are themselves arrested outside Moscow's Nikulinsky Court. Others were arrested yesterday. His lawyer says drugs were planted on him. Golunov was taken to a hospital, police say because he said he was ill. Meduza says he was beaten up during and after his arrest. A doctor's examination found the reporter has "a suspected rib fracture, concussion and hematoma."

A Russian journalist is charged with drug-dealing in Moscow, with critics saying he was framed.

Port of Quebec

Human remains found at a beach near the Port of Quebec in 2011 and 2016 are identified as those of 21 shipwreck victims, who drowned in 1847 while fleeing the Irish Great Famine.

The 21 people, mostly women and children, are believed to have died in a shipwreck in 1847.

Syrian Civil War

Abdul Baset al-Sarout, a Jaysh al-Izza commander, the “singer of the revolution”, and former Syria national football team goalkeeper, dies from wounds sustained Thursday when he was struck by Syrian Army artillery.

Abdel Basset al-Sarout was a talented footballer who became a symbol of the anti-government uprising.