23 Sep 2022

UK mini-budget shakes the stock market, benefits the wealthy

A new mini-budget has been unveiled in the British parliament that intends to cut taxes and energy bills while driving economic growth. This is the most significant tax cut since 1972. The new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng proposed the new budget and it will see cuts to national insurance, stamp

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23 Sep 2022

Dozens of migrants killed as boat sinks off Syrian coast

71 migrants’ bodies have been found after a boat carrying them sank off Syria’s coast. 20 survivors are being treated in a hospital in the city of Tartus in Syria. Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian nationals were believed to be on board when the boat snak on Thursday.  A rescue attempt

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23 Sep 2022

One-year-old dies as 11 more suspected Ebola cases identified in Uganda

Another 11 suspected cases of Ebola have been reported by Uganda’s Ministry of health as of Tuesday. The ministry has also identified one probable Ebola-related death, a one-year-old. Samples for the one-year-old and 10 other suspected cases are being tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.  As of Tuesday night,

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22 Sep 2022

Iran police battle protesters in Tehran as unrest over woman’s death spirals

In the worst unrest in Tehran in years, there have been battles between Iranian police and anti-government protesters. The protests, on their seventh day, are continuing in many other cities as well as Tehran. The protests were sparked by the death of a woman detained by morality police. Activists say

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22 Sep 2022

Russians flee to border after military call-up

Lines have appeared along Russia’s border as men attempt to flee the country after a military call-up for the war in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization on Wednesday. This mobilization could see 300,000 people summoned to serve in the war. Russia says the claims for

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21 Sep 2022

Uganda declares Ebola outbreak after one person dies

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization confirmed that Uganda has declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case of the Sudan strain was confirmed in the country. The Sudan strain is relatively rare and was identified in a 24-year-old man in the Mubende district. Health authorities in Uganda identified the

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21 Sep 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ‘tramples’ UN charter according to Japan PM

Fumio Kishida, Japanese Prime Minister, has called for reforms after he expressed disappointment in the United Nations Security Council’s failure to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The reforms he called for would allow the UN to better defend global peace and order. The reform proposed addresses the system that

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21 Sep 2022

Myanmar army helicopters fire on school, killing six

At least 17 children were wounded and six children were killed in Myanmar when army helicopters shot at a school on Friday. The military said it opened fire because rebels were using the school building to attack its forces. The military admitted to opening fire on the school on Tuesday,

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20 Sep 2022

Unrest Turns Deadly in West Bank as Palestinian Authority’s Grip Loosens

Earlier this week, Palestinian Authority security forces reportedly clashed with armed groups protesting unrest in the city of Nablus. The individuals were reportedly throwing stones as the unrest has intensified in the West Bank amid a series of Israeli raids and arrests of militants. The conflict left at least one

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20 Sep 2022

Five people killed in Iran in protests over death of woman in police custody, human rights group says

Five people have died at the hands of Iranian security forces due to protests that erupted over the death of female prisoner Mahsa Amini. Amini was being held in police custody for roughly a week before her death, which Iranian authorities have classified as a heart attack. Human rights monitor

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