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13h ago

Ghana parliament passes stringent anti-LGBTQ law

If signed by the country's president, the measure would impose a prison sentence of up to five years for the “promotion, sponsorship, or support of LGBTQ+ activities.”
LGBTQ+ flag.
LGBTQ+ flag.
15h ago

Northern Ireland amnesty law for ex-soldiers is in breach of human rights, court rules

Victims’ families, human rights organizations and all major political parties in Northern Ireland — both British unionist and Irish nationalist — oppose the law.
John Teggart holds a sign and a banner.
John Teggart holds a sign and a banner.
18h ago

Biden to issue executive order aimed at protecting Americans’ sensitive data from China and other ‘hostile countries’

The measure targets the business of selling people’s personal information, which the White House said could be used “to track Americans (including military service members), pry into their personal lives," and be passed on to foreign intelligence.
Joe Biden
Joe Biden
19h ago

Pope Francis taken to hospital after suffering from the flu

The pontiff returned home after having canceled a few appointments in the last week.
Pope Francis at the Vatican
Pope Francis at the Vatican

Judge rules Prince Harry was not unfairly stripped of U.K. security detail after he moved to the U.S.

The Duke of Sussex claimed he and his family were endangered when visiting the U.K. because of hostility toward him and his wife on social media.
Prince Harry can take the British government to court over his security arrangements when he visits the U.K., a judge ruled Friday, July 22, 2022.
Prince Harry can take the British government to court over his security arrangements when he visits the U.K., a judge ruled Friday, July 22, 2022.
22h ago

Thousands told to flee homes in Australia amid bushfire threat

Officials said an intense heat wave could further spread a massive blaze in the state of Victoria, which faces its worst conditions in four years.
Police are seen during a spot fire outside of Beaufort, Victoria, Wednesday, February 28, 2024.
Police are seen during a spot fire outside of Beaufort, Victoria, Wednesday, February 28, 2024.
22h ago

New Tuvalu government reaffirms relationship with Taiwan

The tiny Pacific Island nation is one of three remaining Pacific allies of the Beijing-claimed island after Nauru cut ties last month and switched to Beijing.
Rising Sea Levels Threaten Coral Atoll Nation Of Tuvalu
Rising Sea Levels Threaten Coral Atoll Nation Of Tuvalu
22h ago

The country with the world's lowest fertility rate says it's fallen even further

Record-low births were also reported this week in Japan, as women worried about their careers and finances decide to delay childbirth or not have babies at all.
FILE PHOTO: A woman pushing her baby in a stroller shops in the Hongdae area of Seoul
FILE PHOTO: A woman pushing her baby in a stroller shops in the Hongdae area of Seoul
23h ago

China doubles down on national security, expanding its state secrets law

New rules set to take effect May 1 describe how precautions taken for state secrets should also apply to unclassified information known as “work secrets.”
China's Leadership Holds Annual Two Sessions Political Meetings - CPPCC Closing Session
China's Leadership Holds Annual Two Sessions Political Meetings - CPPCC Closing Session
1d ago

Need a trailer in Cuba? This man will build it from scrap metal.

Yosvany García, a former lathe operator, opened his open-air, tropical workshop in his backyard and uses material and components he finds in landfills.
Yosvany Garcia shapes old trailer sheets with a hammer
Yosvany Garcia shapes old trailer sheets with a hammer
2d ago

Two candidates for mayor of a Mexican city are shot dead within hours of each other

Candidates Armando Pérez and Miguel Ángel Zavala were found dead days before campaigning was set to formally begin.
A Mexican flag.
A Mexican flag.

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