Stephen Okello, Executive Director of Uganda’s National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Bureau), Friday announced that the NGO Bureau had halted Sexual Minorities Uganda’s (SMUG) operations. Okello claimed that SMUG was operating illegally because it was not registered with the NGO Bureau or the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), in violation of the NGO Act 2016. According [...]

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Friday signed a bill into law that will ban abortions except in cases where the life of the pregnant person is at risk or there are fetal anomalies up to 20 weeks after fertilization. The bill also includes heavily-debated exceptions for pregnancies as a result of rape or incest.  The legislature took [...]

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Russian state-run news agency TASS Friday reported that the Director of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Siberian Branch Alexander Shiplyuk has been jailed for high treason. According to the institute’s scientific director Vasily Fomin, Shiplyuk is faced with charges of high treason after an investigation into the institute. Shiplyuk [...]

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Statistics Canada has released a report showing a drastic increase in hate crimes from 2019 to 2021. The report shows a 72 percent increase largely across religious, racial or ethnic, and sexual orientation lines. The report shows an alarming 293 percent increase in hate crimes against East or Southeast Asian people between 2019 and 2020, which [...]

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The Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA) released its long-awaited report Thursday on the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar. CIJA began its investigation in 2018, looking for evidence to clear a path toward international criminal prosecutions. CIJA has previously worked in Syria, gathering evidence on Bashar Al-Assad and IS. According to the UN fact-finding mission [...]

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UN Secretary General António Guterres Wednesday announced a fact-finding mission into a recent attack on a Ukrainian prison. The rocket strike hit a prison located in Olenivka, a Russian-controlled area of Ukraine, which housed Ukrainian prisoners of war. 50 people died in the strike.  Following the attack on the prison, both Russia and Ukraine requested [...]

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The US Department of Justice Wednesday sued former Trump aide Peter Navarro for allegedly withholding emails from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Navarro is being sued under the Presidential Records Act (PRA). The act requires that all records from the President or his high-level staff relating to “constitutional, statutory, or other official or [...]

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Australian Greens leader Adam Bandt announced Wednesday that his party would support the Labour government’s Climate Change Bill 2022 after extensive negotiations. The Greens have been pushing for a more comprehensive climate change approach that would include the preventing the government from opening new coal and gas projects. The Climate Change Bill 2022, in its current [...]

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Vladimir Mau, a former ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was released from house arrest Wednesday while he awaits the outcome of two fraud charges. Mau is a well-known economist who has previously spoken in support of Putin, including arguing for the invasion of Ukraine. The fraud charges are related to his time as the [...]

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