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Thousands protest strict Alabama abortion law

Thousands took to the streets in the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions in decades. Around 500 women’s reproductive rights defenders gathered in state capital Montgomery, while in the cities of Birmingham, Anniston, Huntsville and Mobile around 3,000 more joined in denouncing the “Alabama… Read More »

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Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

Taiwan’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation. Lawmakers comfortably passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and another clause that would let them apply for a “marriage registration” with government agencies. The… Read More »

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Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US

The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which places a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy — even in cases of rape and incest — and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in prison. The text passed by the Republican-led Senate has been… Read More »

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Grace Mugabe accused of bloody attack on domestic worker

Grace Mugabe, the wife of former Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe, has been accused of attacking an employee at the family’s home with a shoe in 2017, lawyers said Tuesday. She also faces an arrest warrant in neighbouring South Africa for her alleged assault with a power cable on a female model in Johannesburg in the… Read More »

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Eight ‘terrorist’ suspects killed in Saudi Arabia

Eight members of a “terrorist” cell were killed on Saturday in a police raid in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Qatif region, a Shiite minority stronghold, state media reported. The recently-formed cell was preparing to carry out “terrorist” activities against the security of the country, the official Saudi Press Agency reported citing a state security spokesman. He… Read More »

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Egypt condemns man to death for Cairo church attack

An Egyptian man was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging for a deadly attack on a Cairo church in 2017 claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said. Ten people including a police officer were killed as the assailant targeted the Saint Mina Coptic church in Helwan, on the southern outskirts of… Read More »

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Anti-corruption heads in Africa seek repatriation of stolen assets from Europe, US, others

• Want African countries to emulate EFCC over Polygraph’s use for integrity test in investigation • Urge anti-agencies to use enforcement, preventive measures to tackle corruption Faulting double jeopardy over the continuous keeping of stolen funds from Africa in their countries, Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa have requested Heads of Government in Europe, America… Read More »

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Mugabe’s tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts

Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers announced Thursday. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, owned several farms despite laws limiting individuals to one farm. He was ousted in 2017 following a brief military takeover and… Read More »

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Brexit PM May ridiculed for summoning Liverpool football spirit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday compared her Brexit battle with Brussels to Liverpool footballers’ stirring Champions League comeback against Barcelona — risking ridicule from the left-leaning city. The English club lost the first leg of the semi-final clash 3-0 in Spain and seemed headed for certain defeat after their injured stars Mohamed Salah… Read More »

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US ‘sex slave’ guru goes on trial in New York

The trial of an American “self-help” guru who ran a secretive society of women sex slaves branded with his initials begins Tuesday in New York, where his former female supporters may be called to testify against him. Six people had been due to appear in the dock, but 58-year-old Keith Raniere will now be the… Read More »