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The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday denied relief in a petition challenging the detention of nearly 150 Rohingya refugees in Jammu and the government’s proposed move to deport them to Myanmar. The order was made with respect to an interlocutory application filed by the petitioners pending disposal of their main writ petition of 2017 that [...]

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The Russian state communications regulator announced Monday that it would be extending the punitive slowdown of Twitter traffic until May 15. The Russian regulator had first announced the decision to slow down Twitter nearly four weeks ago in response to what it deemed as the social media platform’s failure to remove banned content such as child [...]

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The UK Court of Appeal on Tuesday pronounced a landmark judgement expected to guide the family court’s approach towards allegations of domestic abuse. The case, Re H-N and Others (children), was concerning four appeals involving the welfare of children where allegations of domestic abuse had been made by at least one parent against the other. [...]

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday dismissed two judges from the country’s constitutional court, terming their actions a threat to national security. The move deepens the political crisis that emerged in October after the constitutional court canceled provisions of certain anti-corruption reform laws touted by Zelenskyy’s government. The judges dismissed are Oleksandr Tupytsky, the top [...]

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Thousands of tribal people protesting the alleged killings of four teenagers broke through a police blockade Sunday in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (North-West Frontier) of Pakistan. The protesters were attempting to march to the capital Islamabad through the city of Bannu in order to demand a government probe into the deaths. They were carrying the [...]

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The New Zealand Parliament passed the Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill (No 2) on Wednesday, providing three days bereavement leave for mothers and partners after a miscarriage or stillbirth. The bill was presented by Labour MP Ginny Anderson who highlighted the importance of providing time to recover physically and mentally recover from grief [...]

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The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Wednesday adopted a resolution for creating a team to investigate Belarus’ excessive use of force and torture during the violent crackdown on the country-wide protests that erupted post the elections in August last year. President Alexander Lukashenko has claimed re-election for his sixth term in the disputed polls [...]

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Selahattin Demirtaş was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in jail Monday by a Turkish court for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Demirtas has been given the highest punishment for the offence without any commutation. This is one of the highest penalties ever given for insulting the Head of State in the country. Demirtaş [...]

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Amid reports of deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, several UN officials Monday called for a stop to “indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civilians, including rape and other horrific forms of sexual violence”. The statement comes amidst an ongoing conflict between central government soldiers and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the northern [...]

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The former chief of staff for ex-Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri, was arraigned in court Saturday on charges of money-laundering, fraud and corruption. The charges were brought following a magisterial inquiry into payment of €650,000 from Schembri to the former managing director of Allied Newspapers, Ltd., Adrian Hillman, when the news company had [...]

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