02 Jun 2021

Israel-Gaza Conflict Spurs Bitcoin Donations to Hamas

The bloody conflict between Israel and Gaza has sparked an influx in Bitcoin donations to Hamas, according to senior Hamas officials. The Palestinian militant group has effectively used the bitcoin technology to circumvent international sanctions and fund its military operations. The international attention that was garnered by the recent fighting

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02 Jun 2021

One of Iran’s biggest navy ships sinks after catching fire

One of Iran’s largest naval vessels has caught on fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman, according to the Fars News Agency. The blaze began on board the ship, which is used for training and logistical purposes, early on Wednesday morning. Despite 20 hours of efforts by Civil and

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01 Jun 2021

More than 150 children are missing in latest Nigeria kidnapping raid

In the north-central Nigerian state of Niger, students from an Islamic school were allegedly indiscriminately shot and abducted on Sunday by a group of armed bandits, according to state police. At least one person has been confirmed dead as a result of the incident, which marks that latest event in

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01 Jun 2021

Canadian Indigenous Community Discovers Remains of Boarding-School Students

In a shocking and horrifying discovery, a Canadian west-coast indigenous community uncovered the remains of more than 200 indigenous children it believes to have attended a state-run school. The case has reopened wounds about Canada’s historic mistreatment of indigenous people. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in the province of

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01 Jun 2021

Peru more than doubles death toll after review

After a review, Peru has more than doubled its official Covid-19 death toll, placing the country at the top of the list for the highest death rate per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Peru’s official death toll is now 180,000, double its previously reported figure of 69,342. Peru

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28 May 2021

With Belarus isolated by the West, Russia’s Putin meets with his ally Lukashenko

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko travelled to Russia on Friday for a meeting with Vladimir Putin. The meeting comes after Lukashenko has been isolated and punished by the West for intercepting a civilian jetliner flying over Belarus to arrest an opposition journalist on board. The meeting is symbolic as Lukashenko is

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28 May 2021

Schools in Ethiopia’s Tigray region pillaged, occupied: HRW

The months-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has damaged a quarter of all schools. All fighting sides have been implicated for participating in looting and occupying of education buildings. Since fighting broke out in November 2020, thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, and two million displaced.  The

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28 May 2021

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai jailed again for pro-democracy protests

Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy media mogul in Hong Kong has been sentenced to 14months in prison for participation in an unauthorized assembly in 2019. Lai will consecutively serve his sentence and his current serving time for participating in other demonstrations that year. Lai will face 20 months in jail.  10

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28 May 2021

Germany will pay Namibia $1.3bn as it formally recognizes colonial-era genocide

Over 100 years after the German colonial power committed crimes in present-day Namibia, Germany has recognized the crimes against the Herero and Nama ethnic groups as genocide. Namibia and descendants of the victims will be supported by Germany with the equivalent of $1.3 billion. The monetary support is for reconstruction,

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26 May 2021

Pentagon Accelerates Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The United States has reportedly sped up its withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan and intends to be removed from the country completely by early to mid-July, alongside its NATO allies. US President Joe Biden originally planned a September 11 withdrawal deadline, however, the process has accelerated. However, while the

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