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The Supreme Court of India on Friday issued a comprehensive set of fourteen directives aimed at eradicating the practice of manual scavenging across the nation. A pivotal aspect of these directives revolves around significantly raising compensation for injuries or fatalities endured by manual scavengers. Moreover, these directives are focused on achieving the “complete eradication” of [...]

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On Friday, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned the two adult children of Bosnian Serb and pro-Russia leader Milorad Dodik and their associated business entities for their alleged involvement in his ongoing corruption. According to the OFAC press release, companies such as Global Liberty d.o.o. Laktasi (Global Liberty), Agro Voce [...]

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Personnel from Mexico’s judiciary, including administrative staff and judges, gathered outside of Mexico City’s primary federal court to launch a four-day nationwide strike on Thursday in opposition to proposed budget cuts. The gathering marked the start of the first such labor action within Mexico’s judicial system in decades. On September 19, President Andrés Manuel López [...]

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced on Wednesday the release of French-Afghan journalist Mortaza Behboudi by a Taliban court in Afghanistan. Following a 284-day detention, all charges, encompassing allegations of espionage and illegal support for foreigners, were nullified during a criminal court hearing held in Kabul, as per the statement. He was immediately released from Pul-e-Charkhi [...]

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India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submitted a formal chargesheet against six individuals furnished a report regarding one ‘child in conflict with the law’ on Tuesday in connection with a video of two tribal women being paraded naked in India’s Manipur state. Following the dissemination of the incident and the related footage across social media platforms [...]

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The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday that at least 2,778 Palestinians have been killed and another 9,938 injured since the war between Israel and Hamas began on October 7. The ministry also stated that around 1,200 individuals remain missing beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings in Gaza and that 500 children have been [...]

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Police authorities in the Indian state of Manipur reported an incident on Thursday wherein a group of protestors attempted to storm and vandalize the residence of the state’s Chief Minister. Security forces responded with tear gas and batons to disperse the crowd, injuring ten people. The incident occurred during a curfew that was imposed on [...]

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An Egyptian court in Cairo delivered a verdict on Saturday sentencing renowned government critic Hisham Kassem to a six-month jail sentence and a fine, according to local independent media. The charges stem from an online dispute with former minister Kamal Abu Eita. Kassem has previously been lauded for his fervent support of independent journalism in [...]

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On Friday, UN experts issued a formal appeal to Saudi Arabia, urging the revocation of the death sentence imposed on Mohammad Al Ghamdi, who stands accused of engaging in social media dissent. Saudi security services took Ghamdi into custody on June 11, facing a series of criminal allegations related to his social media commentary. These [...]

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday the African Union (AU)’s accession to the G20 as a permanent member during the commencement of the organization’s summit. The African Union now becomes the second regional block to attain permanent status in the G20 after the European Union. The African Union has persistently sought full G20 membership [...]

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