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At least four people were killed in Guinea Sunday after a referendum vote led to violence between security forces and demonstrators protesting the proposed change. While the government claims that only two people died as a direct result of the violence, other parties claim that as many as 10 people were killed during the vote. [...]

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Tuesday for the humanitarian release of Americans unlawfully detained in Iran amidst growing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iranian prisons. Pompeo warned that the US would hold Tehran responsible if any of the citizens died from COVID-19, stating “our response will be decisive.” Pompeo later alleged [...]

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the first part of a stimulus plan Wednesday meant to safeguard Australia’s public health and economy against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The plan, worth A $2.4 billion (USD $1.6 billion), proposes opening up to 100 respiratory and fever clinics as the latest demonstration of continued support [...]

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The US House Committee responsible for investigating last year’s Boeing 737 Max failures issued their preliminary report on Friday, finding failures on the part of Boeing and the Federal Aviation administration (FAA). The investigation was prompted by the two fatal crashes within five months of each other, an event the House recognized as “unprecedented in [...]

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On Friday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet suggested that international authorities put human rights “front and centre” while combating the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As the virus spreads, Bachelet called attention to the negative impact that containment efforts may have on peoples’ lives, noting that “people who are already barely surviving economically, [...]

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A county judge in San Diego ruled on Tuesday last week that the grocery delivery service Instacart has unlawfully misclassified its employees as independent contractors since 2012. This classification has given Instacart an unfair competitive advantage by permitting the company to avoid paying its employees a lawful wage and defer their job-related expenses. By avoiding [...]

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