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A Lahore, Pakistan, anti-terrorism court on Wednesday convicted Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT) and alleged mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in two terror-financing cases. Saeed was indicted in December on charges of collecting funds from different cities in Pakistan’s Punjab province to finance terrorism through assets made and held ostensibly for charitable [...]

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Mali civilians are facing violence and atrocities at the hands of armed groups, according to a report published Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report stated that “iolence in central Mali has been escalating steadily since 2015, when armed Islamist groups largely allied to the militant Islamist group Al Qaeda began moving from northern [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused bill Tuesday to address the growing employment concerns of American veterans. The “Supporting Veterans in Stem Careers Act” is designed to promote STEM careers for veterans and service members entering the labor force. The law requires the National Science Foundation (NSF) to [...]

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The High Court of Australia ruled Tuesday that Aboriginal Australians cannot be deported even if they do not hold Australian citizenship. In a 4-3 decision the court stated that “Aboriginal Australians … are not within the reach of the ‘aliens’ power conferred by s 51(xix) of the Constitution.” The case surrounded two Aboriginal men born [...]

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The transitional government of Sudan said Tuesday that it would hand over ex-president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to stand trial on charges of genocide and war crimes. The ICC issued two arrest warrants for al-Bashir, one in 2009 on two counts of war crimes and five counts of [...]

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A Chinese official announced Monday the China legislature will amend their wildlife protection law this year. The recent coronavirus outbreak is suspected to be related to wildlife, and the amendment to the law will be an attempt to fight the outbreak. This comes less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump declared a public [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced lawsuits Monday against several local and state governments in California, New Jersey and Washington over a private prison ban and laws the administration claims shelter undocumented immigrants. In California, the DOJ is challenging AB 32, which outlaws private detention facilities in the state of California. The DOJ claims [...]

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