Monthly Archives: September 2020

Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as cases continue surge toward ‘edge of abyss’

Over the past week, the number of daily new cases has reached nearly 7,000 among a population of 9 million, severely straining the resources of some hospitals.

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Migrants blocked from Europe, returned to Libya in ‘vicious cycle of cruelty’: report

In its latest report, the group also said that rival authorities in eastern Libya forcibly expelled several thousand migrants “without due process or the opportunity to challenge their deportation.”

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Japan’s new PM seeks to strengthen South Korea ties, unite against northern threat

Relations between the two U.S. allies have deteriorated sharply over the past year over war-time history and trade.

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Breonna Taylor death: Experts say case shows limits of law when police use deadly force

The outcome of Taylor’s case demonstrates the vast disconnect between widespread public expectation of justice and the limits of the law when police use deadly force.

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2,500 Swiss students quarantined for coronavirus after off-campus partying

Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for a staggering 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality management school.

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EU slams Belarus president’s ‘inauguration,’ says it will only deepen crisis

Thousands of Belarus citizens have taken part in more than six weeks of rallies against the authoritarian leader’s reelection, which the opposition says was rigged.

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‘We gave our sweat and blood’: Palm oil workers cite child labour, slavery and rape

An AP investigation found an invisible workforce consisting of millions of laborers, many of them enduring various forms of exploitation, with the most serious abuses including child labor, outright slavery and allegations of rape.

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Donald Trump booed while paying respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mourners booed Trump as he made a rare public appearance at the Supreme Court, where ‘RBG’ was lying in repose.

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Model and Instagram ‘Catwoman’ jailed for series of masked burglaries

Monique Agostino, 25, was convicted of helping some teen boys with a string of burglaries in Sydney, Australia.

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Trump signs executive order on health care; attracts criticism from Democrats

Trump returned to health care amid disapproval of his administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and growing uncertainty about the future of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.

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