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The United Nations (UN) General Assembly Monday approved a resolution calling for Russia to pay war reparations to Ukraine during an emergency special session devoted to the conflict. The resolution outlines the creation of an international mechanism that will compensate states who have sustained damage, loss and injuries due to illegal activity by another state. The [...]

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Independent candidates for Victoria, Australia state elections Tuesday announced they will go to the Victorian Commission and Administration Tribunal after the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) determined that the candidates’ how-to-vote cards are “likely to mislead or deceive” voters. According to Hawthorn candidate Melissa Lowe, the VEC informed her that: The VEC is satisfied that the [...]

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Amnesty International Monday called for the immediate release of prominent Afghan women’s rights defenders Zarifa Yaqoobi, Farhat Popalzai, Humaira Yusuf and their colleagues. After a November 4 press conference, Taliban officers arrested the activists and press conference attendees, strip searched them and searched their phones. The conference announced the formation of “Afghan Women Movement for [...]

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Family members of Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Monday reported they have received a letter in Abd El-Fattah’s handwriting confirming he is still alive. Abd El-Fattah went on a water strike last week, and his lawyer claims he is not allowed to visit Abd El-Fattah in prison. According to the letter shared by Abd El-Fattah’s sister [...]

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The German Bundeskartellamt Monday expanded two ongoing proceedings against US e-commerce giant Amazon to include the application of §19(a) of the German Competition Act (GWB). Provisions enacted in 2021 enable the Bundeskartellamt to intervene earlier in the regulation of large digital companies and allow for strong and effective “supervision of large digital groups,” says the [...]

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An Iranian court in Tehran Monday sentenced the first Mahsa Amini protestor to death. Iran’s Revolutionary Court found the protestor guilty of “enmity against God” after he was arrested for setting fire to a government building. According to Mizan, a state-linked news source for Iran’s judiciary, the court charged the unnamed protestor with disturbing public [...]

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The Taliban’s Supreme Leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada Sunday commanded judges in Afghanistan to fully enforce Islamic law. According to statements from the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Majuhid, Akhundzada met with Afghan judges and ordered them to properly investigate and scrutinize cases of thieves, kidnappers and seditionists.  Akhundzada told the judges that they must enforce the proper [...]

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Australian law firm, Slater and Gordon, Monday reached a settlement of 126 million Australian dollars ($84.4 million) with Australia’s largest banks and insurers. The settlement is the result of several class action lawsuits filed by the firm on behalf of bank customers who were improperly sold insurance policies when they took out loans or obtained [...]

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Authorities in the Indian state of Punjab Sunday issued a restrictive order on gun ownership. The order introduces a three-month pause on new gun registration, a complete ban on the public display of weapons and a ban on songs that glorify weapons and violence. The order also applies to the display of weapons at on [...]

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On Saturday, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security Clare O’Neil announced the formation of a multi-agency task force to combat cyber crime. Called the Joint Standing Operation (JSO), the task force will merge the efforts of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), an agency of the Defense Department. [...]

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