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The UK Government announced on Thursday that it is updating its statutory guidance for schools and introducing age limits for sex education and sensitive topics. The press release says the decision to introduce age limits to sex education in schools comes “following multiple reports of disturbing materials being used in Relationships, Sex, and Health Education [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott pardoned former US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry on Thursday after the Texas Parole Board unanimously recommended a pardon for the ex-soldier who was convicted of killing armed protester Garrett Foster at an Austin Black Lives Matter demonstration in 2020. The case received national attention, as Perry claimed he shot Foster in [...]

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Harvard University’s leadership has failed to implement a spate of recommendations related to curbing antisemitism on campus, according to a report released Thursday by the US House Committee on Education and the Workforce. According to the report, Harvard’s Antisemitism Advisory Group (AAG) presented university leaders with recommendations in December 2023. These recommendations included enforcing zero [...]

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The US Supreme Court held Thursday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) funding does not violate the Appropriations Clause and is constitutionally valid, in a decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas. The CFPB was established following the market crisis of 2008, and “ensures that markets for consumer financial products are fair, transparent, and competitive.” [...]

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Portugal’s Parliament rejected on Wednesday a bid proposed by the far-right party Chega to charge the country’s president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa with treason over his support for reparation to former Portuguese colonies for slavery and mistreatment during colonization. The controversy dates back to April 2023 when President Marcelo de Sousa publically declared that Portugal has [...]

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A group affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is abducting boys in northern Mozambique and using them to fight against government forces, in violation of an international ban on the use of child soldiers, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Wednesday. HRW stated that an armed group known as Al-Shabab, an [...]

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UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk stated on Wednesday that Georgia’s newly passed foreign agents bill “undermines the freedoms of expression and association.” Türk mentioned his concern regarding the possible effects of this bill being signed by the President of Georgia: “The ability of associations to seek, secure and use resources is essential to their [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Thailand against unlawful targeting of dissidents and migrants from neighbouring countries in a new report on Thursday. The report condemns Thai authorities for assisting neighbouring countries in detaining dissidents and refugees and engaging in “Transnational Repression”. According to the report, the country engaged in unlawful acts against refugees, dissidents and [...]

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Recently, the Alabama Supreme Court approved a request by the state to execute Allan Eugene Miller with nitrogen gas. This will be the second time Alabama will attempt to execute Miller and the second use of nitrogen gas for the purpose of execution. Alabama wants to kill with nitrogen gas despite widespread reporting of a [...]

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The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday that more than 30,000 child migrants crossed the notably perilous Darién Gap spanning the Panama-Colombia border in the first four months of this year. This is a 40 percent increase from that of the same period a year ago. According to UNICEF, almost 2,000 of the 30,000 [...]

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