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India court orders release of journalist detained under national security law
The High Court of the Indian state of Manipur on Monday ordered the government to release television journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem from police custody. He was detained in November under the National Security Act for "activities prejudicial to (More)
UK proposes social media regulations
The UK government on Monday proposed a plan for a "world-leading" package of online safety measures that will make companies more responsible for their users' safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups. The proposed regulations (More)
Malaysia to withdraw from ratifying Rome Statute of ICC
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday that the country would not ratify the Rome Statute due to mostly Muslim opposition. This comes after the Malaysian government refused to ratify a UN pledge against racial discrimination in Dec (More)
Venezuela Supreme Court finds opposition leader in contempt
Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled Monday that Juan Guaidó, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, is in contempt, and requested the pro-Maduro National Constituent Assembly to withdraw the opposition leader's parliamentary immunity. Th (More)
HUD charges Facebook with targeted discriminatory housing advertisements
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a complaint against Facebook Thursday for its targeted housing advertisement tools that allegedly discriminate against certain demographics. The complaint follows a 2018 statement of inte (More)
Facebook settles civil rights suit over ad discrimination
Facebook announced on Tuesday that a settlement has been reached in a civil rights case against the social media giant, as Facebook has agreed to take proactive steps to prevent advertisers from engaging in unlawful discrimination. Last year the N (More)
New Zealand PM announces gun reform in the wake of mosque attacks
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced in a press conference Monday that lawmakers agree "in principle" to reform the country's gun laws. The announcement comes following the government's first cabinet meeting since two deadly attack (More)
Iran human rights lawyer sentenced to 38 years in prison with 148 lashes: husband
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh's husband Reza Khandan posted on Facebook Monday that his wife has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes as results of two open cases. Sotoudeh has been charged with spreading information a (More)
UK legislative report: Facebook violated data privacy and competition laws
Facebook "intentionally and knowingly" violated UK data privacy and competition laws, according to a report Monday released Monday by the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The UK lawmakers conducted an 18-month investigation focused (More)
Female Filings: A Look Into the Current Essure Lawsuits
From intrauterine device Mirena, to anticoagulant Xarelto, to gardening weed killer RoundUp, the German conglomerate Bayer has attempted to dip their feet into awe-inspiring advances in many sectors of the science field. Unfortunately, not all of the (More)