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17 Sep
Free speech advocates are concerned the new government of Ferdinand Marcos will continue cracking down on independent media in an attempt to whitewash the history of his father's brutal dictatorship.
15 Sep
A new report from the UN's International Labour Organization (ILO) shows that more than 27 million people are engaged in forced labour around the world. This Tuesday, Brussels is announcing new rules to ban goods made with forced labour or those imported into the bloc. The ILO report also raised alarm over the working conditions of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang.
15 Sep
Air pollution linked to carbon emissions causes millions of deaths every year. A coalition of health groups have called for a nonproliferation treaty to end fossil fuel use around the world.
25 Aug
A district judge has ruled that federal law trumps the state's abortion ban. But a day earlier, another district judge ruled in favor of a similar state abortion ban in Texas.
4 Aug
Skit and movie makers and content creators are in for a tough time. Nigeria's police chief, Usman Baba has ordered the arrest of skit and movie makers using police uniforms indecently and without authorization. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson for the police, made this known in a public statement released on Sunday 31 July 2022.
29 Jul
The EU's General Court rejected an appeal from RT France, arguing the state-owned Russian channel "actively supported ... the policy of destabilization and aggression conducted by the Russian Federation towards Ukraine."
29 Jul
The United Arab Emirates has placed a ban on the issuance of visas to Nigerians after cult clashes between rival groups in Sharjah. This is coming days after a video surfaced on social media showing a group of men with machetes were yelling in an apartment parking lot, chasing one another, and damaging public properties.
24 Jul
The federal government says it is considering a nationwide ban on commercial motorcycles, popularly known as okada. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation said motorcycles provide the means of transportation for terrorists and several approaches for containing insecurity were being considered.⁣ ⁣
21 Jul
Ukraine ordered a ban on men leaving the country at the beginning of the war, with few exceptions. Increasingly, however, men who want out are finding means and ways, often at a price.
1 Jul
New Delhi has imposed a federal ban on some single-use plastics in a country that generates around 4 million tons of the material every year. Offenders can net hefty fines or a five-year jail sentence.
22 Jun
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.
21 Jun
We look at the political headache that awaits French President Emmanuel Macron after the disastrous parliamentary election results for his centrist bloc. Some papers warn that he may need to seek support for each individual bill. Also, after global swimming, rugby league authorities provisionally ban transgender female athletes amid claims that they possess physical advantages. Finally, a Spanish local council is now imposing fines for urinating in the sea!

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