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British lawmakers unanimously declared China’s ongoing crackdown in Xinjiang a genocide on Thursday. With this, the United Kingdom joins the United States, Canada and the Netherlands in condemning Beijing’s actions against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the far-west region in the strongest possible terms. The motion was introduced by Conservative lawmaker Nusrat Ghani. In [...]

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A woman who served a 10-year sentence in US prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship was deported to Rwanda on Friday. She was arrested upon her arrival in Rwanda and now faces several charges.  Beatrice Munyenyezi had lived in the United States since 1998. She failed [...]

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The European Union’s highest court on Thursday backed the bloc’s decision to ban the practice of pulse fishing. This decision came in light of a Dutch challenge arguing that the EU didn’t take the latest scientific evidence into account when it introduced the ban. Electric pulse fishing is a controversial fishing technique that produces a limited electric [...]

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Turkish security forces arrested 203 soldiers Tuesday in nationwide raids targeting military personnel accused of links to an exiled Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara claims was behind a 2016 coup attempt. The 2016 coup attempt was a failed bid by rogue soldiers who had commandeered warplanes, helicopters and tanks to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government. This led to [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Friday issued a notice seeking a response from the central government on public interest litigation challenging the constitutional validity of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. The act mandates that the nature of all places of worship shall be maintained as it was on August 15, 1947, and [...]

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Russia is slowing down the speed of Twitter in retaliation for what it described as a failure to remove banned content, according to a press release on Wednesday. Russia’s Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media) referred to what it said was illegal content on Twitter containing child pornography, information [...]

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Child soldiers and other victims of convicted Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda should get a total of $30 million compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled on Monday, in their highest ever reparation order. Ntaganda was a general in the Congolese army, but in 2012 he left the army and formed the M23 rebel group, which [...]

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All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders are required to take special permission from the central government if they want to be involved in any missionary, ‘Tabligh’ or journalistic activities, according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday. OCI is a form of permanent residency available to people of Indian [...]

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Israel’s Haifa magistrate court on Monday placed a seven-day gag order on the investigation into the source of a huge oil leak that caused Israel’s entire Mediterranean shoreline to be polluted with tar. The order prohibits publishing any details that may identify suspects, vessels, relevant ports, cargo and shipping lines. The court order was passed at [...]

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The Sudanese government Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for cooperating on the trial of former militant leader Ali Kushayb who is accused of committing war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan. According to the Prosecutor, Kushyab was a top commander of [...]

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