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The Parliament of Ghana passed a bill Wednesday that makes it illegal to identify as LGBTQ+ in Ghana. The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 states that anyone who is found to be LGBTQ+ in the country could be imprisoned. Ghana’s Parliament passed the bill by a unanimous vote [...]

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Director General of Security in the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) Mike Burgess announced Wednesday that the ASIO uncovered a foreign spy network that recruited a former Australian politician to serve the interests of their foreign regime. Delivering his fifth Annual Threat Assessment, Mike Burgess outlined that the ASIO identified a team of spies, labelled as [...]

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The Northern Irish High Court ruled Wednesday that legislation imposing immunity for crimes committed during “The Troubles” is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The controversial Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023 sought to end prosecution for crimes committed during the 30-year period of violence in Northern Ireland. Family members of [...]

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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the UK authorised charges Tuesday against a sixth person suspected of conducting espionage for the Russian Federation. Tihomir Ivanchev, a Bulgarian national, has been accused of “conspiring to obtain, collect, record, publish or communicate documents or information which might be or was intended to be directly or indirectly useful [...]

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The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) published its first gender pay gap report Tuesday, releasing data on nearly 5,000 private sector employers in Australia. WGEA, an Australian government agency responsible for improving gender equality in the workplace, published the base salary and total renumeration median gender pay gaps for employers with at least 100 employees. According [...]

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The court of last resort for Britain’s overseas colonies and some Commonwealth countries revived a lawsuit seeking to block the construction of an airstrip in Antigua and Barbuda over environmental concerns on Tuesday. The UK-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) concluded that the plaintiffs in the suit have standing to challenge the airstrip’s [...]

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Russian human rights activist Oleg Orlov has been sentenced to two and a half years in a prison colony, his organization, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Memorial, announced Tuesday. Orlov was convicted under Article 280.3 of the Russian Criminal Code, which prohibits the discrediting of the Russian armed forces. The charges arose from an article he [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on whether social media platforms may ban certain content on their platforms without violating the Constitution’s First Amendment. The court heard arguments concerning a Florida case and a Texas case, in which the state laws banned social media platforms from barring content, specifically conservative content, from using [...]

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New Zealand Health Minister Shane Reti said Tuesday that the Māori Health Authority will be shut down by the end of June this year, and its functions will be absorbed into the country’s national healthcare system. The move comes amid nationwide protests and legal action by the Pacific nation’s indigenous population, who believe the new [...]

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