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19 Nov 2021
The Pakistani parliament has approved the law against sexual assault to allow courts to order chemical castrations — a punishment rights groups and lawyers called cruel.
30 Oct 2021
It is the first time a budget has been rejected in Portugal since the country's transition to democracy in 1974. The move ends six years of relative stability under Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
30 Oct 2021
Billionaires only have to pay tax on appreciated assets when they sell them, but a new legislative proposal could change this. The tax revenues could then be used to fund President Joe Biden's social spending plans.
10 Oct 2021
On tonight's show: lawmakers in Namibia are debating whether to accept a compensation deal from Germany. Berlin has offered to fund €1.1 billion worth of projects to atone for a four-year-long genocide that began in 1904. In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni sets the Covid-19 vaccination goal at 10 percent of the population by the end of the year. Finally, films return to the big screen in Somalia as the National Theatre in Mogadishu hosts its first public screening in three decades.
8 Oct 2021
In recent days, two former African presidents have been the targets of fake news. In DR Congo, a photo of Joseph Kabila has been circulating with the claim he stood alongside the former head of the rebel group ADF, which has links with the Islamic State group. Another video, meanwhile, purports to show a crowd of supporters of Alpha Condé gathering in Paris... although the man they are shouting in support of is not the ousted Guinean president and it wasn't filmed in Paris at all.
7 Oct 2021
Following revelations by whistleblower Frances Haugen and a global outage, the US company faces renewed scrutiny. It could mark a tipping point and prompt lawmakers to get tough on the tech giant.
26 Sep 2021
The European Union should intensify efforts to phase out the use of animals in scientific research, lawmakers have said in a resolution.
14 Aug 2021
A draft proposal has revealed plans by Germany's 16 states and federal government to end free coronavirus testing. The idea is set to be confirmed during a meeting on Tuesday.
13 Aug 2021
The law would prevent Holocaust survivors from regaining property seized after World War II. It triggered sharp criticism from Israel and the United States.
3 Jul 2021
The House of Representatives on Wednesday turned down a motion urging the federal government to reopen the Idiroko and other borders to boost economic activities.
26 Jun 2021
Canadian MPs overwhelming voted in favor of banning "therapies" that seek to change people's sexual orientation. The bill's passing is seen as a win for the LGBTQ+ community.
14 Jun 2021
The legislation is aimed at reining in the power wielded by Silicon Valley giants Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon.

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