• Police accused of using live rounds in fourth day of clashes
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The death toll from anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 25 and includes a journalist, amid accusations the national police are using live rounds to kill protesters.

According to human rights groups, 25 people have died, including one policeman, while 67 people have been shot by the police with live rounds or rubber bullets or beaten by Sandinista Youth and other pro-government groups. A further 43 people are reported to have “disappeared”.

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