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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Delhi Thursday convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik in a case related to funding of terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Special Judge Praveen Singh framed charges against Malik under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) earlier this year. Malik pleaded guilty to all charges [...]

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The European Commission Tuesday moved to establish the European Health Data Space (EHDS), calling the proposed space “a health specific ecosystem comprised of rules, common standards and practices.” It is the European Union’s (EU) first sector-specific set of regulations pursuant to its 2020 European data strategy. The EHDS will provide Europeans with the option to [...]

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported Monday that more than 12 million people have fled their homes in Ukraine since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022. Over 5.6 million have left for neighboring countries and another 6.5 million people are estimated to be displaced inside Ukraine. The risk of [...]

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Oklahoma Republican governor Kevin Stitt signed a Texas-style abortion law Tuesday that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Oklahoma is the second state to enact such a law, following the controversial Texas abortion ban, which authorizes private citizens to take civil action against anyone who they believe to have been involved with an [...]

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Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE) announced Tuesday that the European Union (EU) is no longer invited to send observers for Brazil’s October general election after President Jair Bolsonaro’s government raised objections.  The TSE said in a statement that the fundamental requirements for a comprehensive electoral observation mission were not fulfilled. The EU also confirmed that [...]

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Romanian Human Rights group Friday criticized Romania’s so-called LGBT+ “propaganda” bill and called on lawmakers to stop it in its tracks. The bill, which has been approved by the Senate and is to now be decided by Romania’s lower house, prohibits the use of materials in schools that “promote” being LGBT+. The bill has been [...]

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