1. India opposition criticises Modi for hate speech
- India's opposition has accused PM Narendra Modi of Islamophobic remarks after he said they would distribute people's wealth to "infiltrators" if they won.
- Mr Modi told a rally the opposition wanted to distribute wealth to "those who have many children".
- His remarks were seen as referring to India's Muslim minority.

2. Papuan leader dismisses Biden cannibalism remark
- Papua New Guinea's leader has dismissed Joe Biden's suggestion that his uncle was a victim of cannibals during WW2.
- US media said that his comments were not officially recorded.
- Papuan PM James Marape put it down to "loose" talk.

3. Ecuador votes back tougher security to fight gang violence
- Ecuadoreans have voted to allow the military to patrol their streets to tighten security.
- This comes after Ecuador recorded the highest murder rate in Latin America.
- Voters also backed longer prison terms and extraditing violent criminals.

1. India opposition criticises Modi for hate speech
- India's opposition has accused PM Narendra Modi of Islamophobic remarks after he claimed his opponents would distribute people's wealth to "infiltrators" if they won power.
- Mr Modi told a rally the opposition Congress wanted to distribute wealth to "those who have many children".
- His remarks were widely seen as referring to India's Muslim minority.

2. Papuan leader dismisses Biden cannibalism remark
- Papua New Guinea's leader has dismissed Joe Biden's suggestion that his uncle may have fallen prey to cannibals in the Pacific nation during WW2.
- US media pointed out that his comments were not backed up by official records.
- Papuan PM James Marape put it down to "loose" talk.

3. Ecuador votes back tougher security to fight gang violence
- Ecuadoreans have voted in favour of allowing the military to patrol their streets as part of a referendum on bolstering security.
- The poll was called after Ecuador had the highest recorded murder rate in Latin America.
- Voters also backed longer prison terms and extraditing violent criminals.

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