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Climate activist Greta Thunberg was charged with disobeying police orders at a protest in Malmo, in southern Sweden, last month. She said she had acted out of necessity to fight the "climate crisis."
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Mexico's top court ordered that the crime of abortion be removed from the federal penal code. The decision in the Catholic-majority country comes amid a trend in Latin America of loosening restrictions on abortion.
The US Open became the latest high-profile sporting event interrupted by environmental activists demanding the end of fossil fuel usage. The Extinction Rebellion group said it used the event as their "last resort."
Lagos State police command parades a fake Commissioner of Police, a phony lawyer, and 11 others involved in hard drug sales, defilement, cultism and robbery.
The US Justice Department has indicted five former Memphis police officers on federal charges over the death of Tyre Nichols. The five have already pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges at the state level.
Children in the favelas of Brazil are coming under police fire. According to the Instituto Fogo Cruzado, nearly 300 minors have been killed by stray bullets during police operations in recent years. The bereaved families are demanding that more be done to prevent a repeat of these tragedies. The Brazilian police force says it is operating in extremely difficult conditions, and has pledged to improve.
Former US President Donald Trump has surrendered to face criminal charges in Atlanta. The arrest represents the fourth time he has been indicted since leaving office, but it's the first time police have taken a mugshot for official records.
The morality police are back in the streets and the surveillance has increased. The regime is also set to bring in new laws for the wearing of hijbs. Under these proposals, the punishment as well as associated costs of violations have been included, such as ban on internet usage and ban on travel.
Ovidio Guzman Lopez was recently extradited to the US by the Mexican government. Charges against him include drug trafficking and money laundering.
The parents of Marie, a 15-year-old French teenager, have pressed charges against TikTok after their daughter committed suicide in 2021. They believe that by sharing a flow of videos about suicide to Marie, who suffered from low self-esteem, the platform pushed her to take her own life. FRANCE 24's Science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at ways a new French bill could tackle negative algorithms and online bullying.
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