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Taliban authorities in Afghanistan announced Monday that the country’s Human Rights Commission will be dissolved, calling it “unnecessary.” The commission was backed by the US government and sought to ensure that human rights were protected in Afghanistan. Along with the Commission, four other departments were dissolved. The Taliban faces a $500 million budget deficit, and [...]

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Democratic lawmakers from 16 US states pledged Tuesday to introduce legislation providing legal refuge to transgender youth and their families affected by restrictive state laws which limit the ability of transgender youth to receive gender-affirming healthcare. The pledge was led by California state Senator Scott Wiener and was announced by LGBTQ Victory Institute, a non-profit [...]

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More than 3,000 refugees, migrants and asylum seekers died or went missing last year while trying to reach Europe via Mediterranean and Atlantic sea routes, a UN refugee agency report showed Friday, reporting the highest toll in recent years. The report estimated more than 3,535 refugees trying to reach Europe via the sea or ocean [...]

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Germany filed an application Friday to bring proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Italy for continuing to allow victims of Nazi war crimes to claim compensation from Germany even after an earlier ruling that such claims violate international law. In its application, Germany stated: Italian domestic courts have in the past disregarded [...]

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A Singapore court Tuesday dismissed a last-ditch legal challenge by the mother of a Malaysian drug trafficker on death row, paving the way for his execution to be carried out on Wednesday as planned. Nagaenthran Dharmalingam was convicted of trafficking heroin into Singapore over a decade ago and has been on death row ever since. [...]

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The United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution Tuesday which requires the General Assembly to meet every time a veto is used by the Security Council. The resolution has been praised by multiple officials as a great step forward for accountability within the UN. The resolution, still in its drafting stage, was first introduced [...]

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The Diocese of Camden, N.J., said on Tuesday that it had agreed to pay $87.5 million to settle claims made by hundreds of people who accused clergy members of sexually abusing them, one of the largest such settlements involving the Catholic Church in the United States. Over 300 survivors, represented by the Official Committee of [...]

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Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced Tuesday that a former researcher at a high-profile cryptocurrency group was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to help North Korea evade US sanctions against using cryptocurrency. Virgil Griffith, a former researcher, and developer at Ethereum Cryptocurrency traveled to North Korea in 2019 for the Pyongyang Blockchain and [...]

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UK Foreign Secretary Lis Truss Friday announced that the UK will be imposing sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s two daughters. The sanctions follow just days after the US similarly announced it was imposing sanctions on the two daughters. In a press release, the UK stated the the goals of the sanctions were to target [...]

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