The Chief Justice of India told the Central Government Thursday to consider amending the Official Languages Act 1963 for allowing publication of official notifications in languages other than Hindi and English, the second official language of the Government of India. CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde made the recommendation while ruling on an appeal filed by the Union [...]

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New UK police powers took effect on Thursday that allow trained officers to stop, question, and, where necessary, detain and search individuals traveling through UK ports to determine involvement in hostile state activity. The powers were introduced in Schedule 3 of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019. Hitherto, a police officer had to have reasonable [...]

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The US State Department did not evaluate risks of civilian casualties and implement measures to reduce them when it approved $8.1 billion arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in May 2019, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report released Tuesday. The unredacted version obtained by Politico raises doubts over Secretary of State [...]

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The head of the UN’s Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) said Monday that Facebook has not shared evidence of “serious international crimes” relating to its investigation into military abuses in Myanmar. Nicholas Koumjian, head of the UN body collecting evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international law for the purpose of [...]

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The United States Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions Friday on 11 Hong Kong and mainland China officials over their involvement in undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and curtailing citizens’ freedom of expression and assembly through the implementation of the National Security Law. Among those sanctioned is Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, characterized by the Treasury [...]

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Multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi has been charged with manslaughter in France due to congenital disorders linked to its drug for epilepsy. The indictment filed Monday arose from four infants’ deaths from 1990 to 2014. The infants passed away after their mothers had taken the drug during their pregnancies. The court will now undertake an investigation [...]

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A Holocaust survivor in the Netherlands has filed legal claims with Germany and its national railway company demanding compensation from the company for its role in the Holocaust. Salo Muller, now 84 years old, was a child when his parents were murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Muller is seeking compensation that includes 16 million [...]

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The Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled against an injunction that would have granted abortion rights in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The injunction issued last year by a local judge in Veracruz had decriminalized the termination of pregnancy in the first 12 weeks, and it was sent to the Mexican Supreme Court for approval. [...]

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The Turkish Parliament ratified a bill Wednesday to regulate social media in the country, with backing from the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and its ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The bill requires foreign-based social media websites with more than one million users to appoint representatives based in Turkey to address any concerns that [...]

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A Bangladeshi migrant will be deported and blacklisted from Malaysia for speaking about the situation of migrant workers in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The immigration department had issued a wanted notice on July 7 against Mohamad Rayhan Kabir for investigation under the Immigration Act 1959/63. Rayhan’s work permit had shortly been revoked and he [...]

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