Belarus: UN to probe torture allegations during protest crackdown
03 April 2021 | 8:23 am
The call for an investigation comes alongside a new UN resolution condemning alleged human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Belarus even as more people are detained ahead of planned rallies.
18 Dec 2021
Germany recently tightened sanitary measures on unvaccinated people. An image of an anti-vaxxer kiss-in protest in Germany is circulating widely on social media, as per Deutsche Welle? Also, many on social media are comparing the current sanitary measures to Nazi Germany’s 1933 ‘ahnenpass’ and ‘Gesundheitspass.’We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
15 Dec 2021
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is sounding "alarm bells" over a record high temperature in Siberia. The record temperature was logged in June 2020 in the town of Verkhoyansk.
15 Dec 2021
Scientists hope to understand about solar winds and the sun's magnetic field that holds the galaxy together. The Parker Solar Probe set off from earth in 2018 before it "touched" the sun earlier this year.
21 Dec 2021
Retirees of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria [PHCN], have protested non-payment of 33 percent increment in their pension. Their demands include a 42 percent shortfall payment for the past 21 years to the year 2000. Harmonisation of pre-2003 retirees; and monetisation of post-2004 retirees. The demands also include a 33 percent pension rates increment of July 2010, paid to all other Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS), pensioners to date.
22 Dec 2021
The UNHCR has said Sudanese security forces shot a man in the head and raped several women during protests against the country's military leaders. More protests are expected over the coming days.
25 Dec 2021
At least one officer was injured and 11 demonstrators were arrested in an unofficial rally in Munich as police described the behavior of protesters as "aggressive."
25 Dec 2021
Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied Sunday for a civilian-led transition to democracy, three years since the start of mass demonstrations that led to the ouster of veteran strongman Omar al-Bashir.
24 Dec 2021
UN representatives traveling to the region described the situation as "appalling," calling on both countries to live up to their human rights obligations.
28 Dec 2021
The United Nations has urged Belarus and Poland to address the "appalling situation" at their common border. Migrants were being pushed back and forth across the border and left with little food, clean water or shelter, the UN human rights office said.
31 Dec 2021
Several protesters are killed in a crackdown on huge Sudanese protests against the military. The military took over the country in October and dozens have died in demonstrations demanding the return of civilian rule.
Pro-democracy news site Citizen News said its decision to shut down came in response to the recent closure of Stand News. It is the third pro-democracy publication to cease operations in recent months.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday he was resigning, six weeks after returning to his post in a deal with military coup leaders. Just six weeks after he returned to the job, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced on Sunday he was stepping down.
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The steel industry is one of the planet's biggest carbon emitters. An industry-wide project in the Swedish city of Luleå is exploring the use of hydrogen, rather than carbon-emitting coking coal, in the energy-guzzling production process.
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The European Commission wants to ensure that the rights of LGBTQ parents are recognized in all EU countries. But conservative EU member states are expected to push back.
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Vice President Dina Boluarte has been sworn in as the country's first female president, and Pedro Castillo was arrested. Castillo had tried to dissolve Congress in a bid to avoid impeachment.
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In eastern DR Congo, fighting between the M23 rebel group and the Congolese army has already forced 400,000 people to flee. Since March, more than 100,000 civilians have found refuge in Uganda. Hundreds of families arrive every week in the country, which is already home to 1.5 million refugees.
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China relies heavily on Saudi oil and is expected to sign a number of agreements with Riyadh. This is Xi's third overseas visit since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.