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A UN peacekeeper Sunday was killed and another injured after their helicopter came under fire in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The peacekeepers were part of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), which has been operating in the region since 2010 under a mandate [...]

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The Reserve Bank of Australia Thursday announced that a redesign of the $5 banknote will honour First Nations Australians and remove the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The decision was made in consultation with the Australian Government. The new banknote is set to be designed in collaboration with First Nations people. The decision was welcomed [...]

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The US, UK, Canada and Australia marked the second anniversary of Myanmar’s military coup with new sanctions on Myanmar individuals and entities. The US Tuesday issued sanctions on six Myanmar individuals, as well as mining enterprises and the Union Election Commission. In a statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken justified the new sanctions, reiterating [...]

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Human Rights Campaign Monday condemned Utah Governor Spencer Cox for signing SB16, a law prohibiting healthcare professionals from providing hormonal treatment to minors who were not diagnosed with gender dysphoria before the law was signed. The legislation effectively bans hormonal treatment for future transgender people under the age of 18 and prohibits doctors from performing [...]

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North Carolina obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr. Amy Bryant Wednesday challenged state laws restricting the prescription and use of medication abortion drug mifepristone. Bryant argues that state laws cannot frustrate the objectives of federal law. As the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate medication, Bryant contends [...]

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In an open letter addressed to US President Joe Biden, Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi announced Monday he had commenced a hunger strike in Iran’s Evin Prison, where he has been imprisoned since 2015 on charges including espionage and colluding with a “hostile foreign government.” Namazi, a US citizen, had been arrested in October 2015 but [...]

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In an exclusive to NBC News, an unnamed source reported Wednesday that aides to US President Joe Biden have  discovered at least one more batch of classified documents from the Obama administration. The documents were found in a location separate from the office Biden used after serving as Vice President in the Obama administration. The [...]

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The Pentagon Tuesday ended its COVID-19 vaccination requirements for US Armed Forces members, 96 percent of whom are now vaccinated against the illness. The Department stated in a memo that it will continue to promote COVID-19 vaccination among the armed forces. The memo alters the impact of the National Defence Authorisation Act which came into [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday vacated the judgment in the case of Areli Escobar. Escobar is currently incarcerated on death row for the stabbing murder of Bianca Maldonado Hernandez during the course of committing or attempting to commit aggravated sexual assault. Escobar and Hernandez were unknown to each other and there were no eyewitnesses to [...]

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International leaders Sunday expressed their condemnation after supporters of former President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Brazilian Congress, Supreme Court and Presidential office. President Luiz Inácio Luna de Silva commented: Whoever did this will be found and punished. Democracy guarantees the right to free expression, but it also requires people to respect institutions. There is [...]

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