The UN General Assembly called Friday for a stop to the flow of weapons into Myanmar, as well as for Myanmar armed forces to stop violence against peaceful protesters. The assembly also called for the military to respect the November 2020 election results. According to the UN, about 600 people have been killed and 100 [...]

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Former US President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder held a 45-minute tele-conference Monday in support of the “For the People Act” (HR 1), on which Senate will begin to vote as soon as Tuesday. HR 1 would allow for 15-day advance voting, ban partisan gerrymandering, and require special interest groups to be [...]

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously struck down a state law provision Friday that allowed police to draw blood from unconscious drivers and test it for alcohol content without a warrant. Under Wisconsin Statute § 343.305, an officer can request a blood sample from the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the death [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in NCAA v. Alston that student athletes can receive education-related compensation. The plaintiffs, current and former student athletes, alleged that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and some of its member institutions violated the Sherman Act, which requires courts to enforce a policy of competition so as to [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday vacated and remanded a shareholder class action suit against Goldman Sachs, sending the case back to the lower court to determine whether alleged misstatements by Goldman Sachs were too general to have affected its stock price. The suit, filed in 2011, alleged that Goldman Sachs artificially inflated its share [...]

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The Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Cambodia charged four environmental activists with conspiracy and insulting the king, a prosecutor confirmed Monday, after three activists were arrested for documenting waste discharge into a city river. Three of the charged conservationists were sent to pre-trial detention, and the fourth conservationist, Mother Nature Cambodia (MNC) co-founder Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, [...]

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A Swiss court on Friday handed down the first conviction over Liberia’s 1989-1996 civil war, sentencing Alieu Kosiah to 20 years in jail for various crimes, including rape, ordering murders, and cruel treatment of civilians. The federal prosecutor alleged that Kosiah, 46, had committed 25 war crimes. He was found guilty of all but four [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday upheld the dismissal of Alexander Khochinsky’s suit against Poland for seeking his extradition over his possession of a painting allegedly taken from Poland by Nazi troops. Khochinsky, a Russian foreign national living in the US, contacted Poland in 2010 seeking reparation for [...]

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A Sydney man was arrested by Australian police on Friday on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization, according to a joint statement released by the Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police Force on Saturday. The man, who remains unnamed, has been charged with [...]

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After successfully flattening the curve in late 2020, India witnessed a horrific resurgence of cases. Many attributed this to the “policy casualness” of the government of India, and the lack of effective measures taken by it to ensure social distancing and the wearing of masks. As restrictions were lifted, sights of holiday-goers reaching jam-packed airports [...]

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