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Justice Alito delivered the 6-3 majority opinion in the case Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, released on Thursday, which concluded race did not impermissibly exclude Black voters. South Carolina District 1 was redrawn following the previous census. The Republican led legislature redrew District 1 with the goal of increasing Republican votes. [...]

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The Court of First Instance in Tunis decided on Wednesday to sentence Tunisian journalists Mourad Zghidi and Borhen Bsaiss to one year in prison for spreading false news that harms public security. Tunis court’s spokesperson asserted that broadcaster Borhen Bsaiss was sentenced to six months in prison for using communication and information systems to spread, [...]

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Pakistan’s deputy prime minister Ishaq Dar said Wednesday that the country repatriated more than 3,000 Pakistani students from Kyrgyzstan over the past week amid the mob attacks targeting international students, including Pakistani students, in Kyrgyzstan. The number of repatriated Pakistani students from Kyrgyzstan is expected to exceed 4,000 by Thursday.  International students, including Pakistanis, were the targets [...]

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Colombian President Gustavo Petro ordered on Wednesday the opening of a Colombian Embassy in Palestine as confirmed by Minister Luis Gilberto Murillo. Murillo affirmed during an interview President Petro’s plans to install an embassy in Ramallah. This would mean another step towards recognizing Palestine as an independent State. Colombia has participated actively in seeking the [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demanded on Wednesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) allow journalists from around the world to cover its annual decision-making meeting, the World Health Assembly, and provide press accreditation to Taiwanese media. The call arose after two journalists from Taiwan were asked to provide Chinese passports for accreditation. Ahead [...]

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China announced 12 US military-industrial companies and their senior executives as new sanction targets on Wednesday. The sanctions include the freeze of movable, immovable and other types of properties in China, and the refusal to issue visas and deny entry (including to Hong Kong and Macau) to 10 senior executives of the companies. The Chinese [...]

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The New York State Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would allow evidence of a defendant’s prior sexual offenses to be admissible in sex crimes cases. The bill, which passed with a vote of 55-4, now moves to the State Assembly for further consideration. The bill comes in response to the New York Court [...]

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The President of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, declared a state of emergency in seven of the country’s 24 provinces Wednesday for the internal armed conflict. Article 1 of Executive Decree 275 placed the provinces of Guayas, El Oro, Santa Elena, Manabí, Sucumbíos, Orellana, Los Ríos, and the canton of Camilo Ponce Enríquez in the province of [...]

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Former Gambian Minister of Interior Ousman Sonko has been convicted of crimes against humanity by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC). The court found him guilty of numerous crimes committed between 2000 and 2016 under the regime of ex-President Yahya Jammeh, sentencing Sonko to 20 years in prison. This conviction marks the highest-ranking official ever sentenced [...]

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