People Who Ordered Nemtsov Murder Found, Putin Says – The Moscow Times

A Kremlin-initiated investigation has found the individuals who ordered the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in 2015, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a meeting of the presidential human rights council.  Nemtsov, one of Putin’s most vocal critics, was shot and killed on a bridge near the Kremlin walls in February 2015. A gunman and […]

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China’s Covid-19 vaccine administered to a million people: Official – Times of India

BEIJING: A Covid-19 vaccine developed by a state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical firm has been administered to about a million people under the government’s emergency use scheme, the company’s chairman said. “In terms of emergency use, the vaccines were applied to nearly a million people and there has not been a single case of a serious adverse […]

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Russia’s Putin says he believes nearly 5,000 people killed in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict – Times of India

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Moscow believed that nearly 5,000 people had been killed in fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. “There are a lot of casualties from both sides, more than 2,000 from each side,” Putin told a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. Nagorno-Karabakh said […]

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Russian Cabinet strikes down proposed law to ban transgender people from amending sex assigned at birth on official documents

Russian authorities have rejected amendments to the country’s family code, which would have enshrined in law a ban on marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, and restricted transgender people from officially changing gender. The proposed laws, written by Senator Elena Mizulina, were focused on the rights to be the parent of a child, including changing […]

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‘Wisdom’ of Guatemala’s indigenous people needed for sustainable development: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

“Now more than ever, we must heed the wisdom of indigenous peoples. This wisdom calls upon us to care for the earth so that not only our generation may enjoy it, but that future generations may as well.”  This wisdom is passed down to us through stories and spirits. Consider the example of Nawal, a […]

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38 people killed in Pakistan in rain-related incidents – Times of India

KARACHI: As many as 38 people were killed in the recent spell of heavy rain and flash floods in Pakistan’s Balochistan province and Karachi, the authorities said on Tuesday. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that 28 people died in Karachi in rain-related incidents in the last one month while another 10 fatalities were […]

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‘How is this legal?’ Oregon county exempts ‘people of color’ from mandatory face mask rule

Oregon’s Lincoln County has created an exception for non-white residents in a new compulsory face mask order, citing concerns over racial profiling, but puzzled observers have deemed the move discriminatory, if not illegal. The county’s public health directive mandates that “all individuals” in Lincoln “shall wear face coverings” in all public settings, including outdoor areas […]

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People vandalizing monuments will be arrested & receive up to 10 years in prison – Trump

Donald Trump has authorized law enforcement to arrest anyone who vandalizes statues or other landmarks on federal property and sentence them to as much as a decade in prison. He said the measures can also be imposed retroactively. The US president wrote on Twitter that he would no longer tolerate the destruction of federal property. […]

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11 people, including 4 children, killed in Chicago over Father’s Day weekend

This weekend’s youngest victim, 3-year-old Mekhi James, was shot Saturday evening when someone opened fire at his father’s car as they traveled through the city’s Austin neighborhood, according to Chicago police records and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The boy’s father rushed him to West Suburban Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a […]

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If people can go out & protest… they can also go out & VOTE’: Trump hammers claim mail-in votes lead to fraud

Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of mail-in ballots saying the practice will lead to ‘all sorts of havoc’ and ‘millions’ of fraudulent votes, and argued that if people can protest they can go to a polling station. In a tweet, the US president pondered on the chaotic nature and secrecy which he […]

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