Abortion rights in the US: Several Congress members arrested during protest
21 July 2022 | 12:23 pm
Progressive US lawmaker Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez was arrested on Tuesday at an abortion rights protest. Donning bandanas reading "We won't back down", she along with other prominent Democratic lawmakers marched from the Capitol building to the Supreme Court, denouncing the Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In total, 35 people were arrested, including 17 - exclusively Democratic - members of Congress.
Imports from China's Xinjiang region have been banned in the United States from yesterday as new rules came into force. Under the regulations, firms will have to prove imports from the region are not produced using forced labour.
Noise rang out across Senegal's capital Dakar on Wednesday evening as people honked car horns and banged on pots and pans in an unusual form of protest organised by the political opposition ahead of legislative elections next month. Senegal's main opposition coalition, Yewwi Askan Wi, asked its supporters to come to their windows, balconies and doorways and clang lids together at 8pm to signal their anger over the disqualification of their candidates list in the upcoming poll.
In a major expansion of gun legislation, the Supreme Court has overturned a law in New York that restricted the carrying of concealed weapons in public. Hours later, senators passed a modest gun control bill.
The former US president allegedly tried to grab the steering wheel in a limo after being told he could not join his supporters. A secret service agent was forced to restrain him, according to the testimony.
With a track record for challenging abuses of presidental power, Ketanji Brown Jackson joins a diverse and divided US Supreme Court.
Thousands of people march in the streets of Khartoum, after nine people are killed in protests yesterday. This as the government once again tries to cut down on internet access to prevent gatherings. Also in this edition: the EU special Takuba task force has left Mali after a steady deterioriation of diplomatic relations between the ruling junta and Western nations. And finally, critics hit out at Tunisia's new draft constitution ahead of a controversial referendum.
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A man is in police custody after an hours-long manhunt near the Chicago suburb of Highland Park where a deadly shooting took place during an Independence Day parade.
Abortion clinics in Florida and Mississippi were unsuccessful in putting up a legal fight to continue providing the procedure. Other states are likely to soon follow.
US President Joe Biden's administration remains divided on whether to allow some of the tariffs to expire to ease inflation or renew them to maintain leverage over Beijing.
Bruce’s Beach was purchased in 1912 by Willa and Charles to create a beach resort for black people at a time of racial segregation in Southern California. This prime beachfront was seized from its owner nearly 100 years ago and has been returned to the descendants of the owners.
US gold medal Olympian Brittney Griner is on trial in Russia after police allegedly found cannabis vape canisters in her luggage. The basketball star said she had no intention of breaking the law.
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