Bangladeshi counter terrorism authorities arrested Abdul Majed in Dhaka on Tuesday. Majed faces the death penalty for the 1975 assassinations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family. Rahman played a significant role in Bangladesh’s independence movement and served as country’s first prime minister from 1971 to 1975. Of Rahman’s family, only his daughters Sheikh Hasina [...]

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Guinea President Alpha Conde enacted a new constitution by decree Monday. Although voters supported the new constitution, a referendum on its changes last month spurred mass protests by the opposition. The US, the EU and France have questioned the validity of last month’s vote. Although Conde has been criticized as becoming increasingly authoritarian, he argues [...]

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A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday issued an order that will require President Donald Trump, his adult children and the Trump Organization to continue litigating a class action lawsuit they face in federal court. The Trump defendants had asked the court to force the plaintiffs into arbitration, but Judge Lorna Schofield of the Southern [...]

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The Supreme Court of India ruled Wednesday that citizens must be given access to free COVID-19 testing, sparking concern from many experts. Many business leaders and health experts state that by placing a high financial burden on private medical firms, India could actually see a reduction in its COVID-19 testing. Small businesses currently do not [...]

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Australian police reported Thursday that they have taken the “black box” of a cruise ship as part of a homicide investigation after 15 COVID-19 deaths were reportedly linked to the vessel. The ship, the Ruby Princess, was permitted to disembark 2,700 passengers last month without health checks. As a result, hundreds of passengers have tested [...]

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Law students across the country are rallying like never before, launching ground-up, grassroots movements urging their respective state bars to forgo the traditional bar exam in favor of emergency diploma privilege in light of the COVID-19 crisis. One letter addressed to the NCBE has amassed over 2,000 signatures. Another letter, sent to the California State [...]

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Ecuador’s Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that former president Rafael Correa had been sentenced in absentia for corruption. The former president, as well as several other defendants, was found guilty of corruption for accepting bribes. The sentence calls for eight years in prison as well as a 25-year ban on political activities, including running for [...]

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