- As Cyclone Fani finally leaves, life in Orissa far from normal with no electricity most of the day in many places; little water and barely any connectivity.
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- New Anti- gay crackdown in Russia’s Chechnya as police reported to have carried out a rigorous round of unlawful detentions, beatings, and humiliation of men they presume to be gay or bisexual, per the report of Human Rights Watch.
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- A team of United Nations officials plan to visit Washington this week to evaluate U.S.A’s claims of being a “global leader in counter terrorism” promoting “rule-of-law” and “whole-of-society”
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- Activist and politician Marina Silva and seven other former Environment Ministers denounce the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for causing environmental assault and destroying the nation’s Rain forest Protection Policies.
- A court in Montenegro hands five-year jail terms to two Pro-Russian opposition politicians for trying to topple the country’s Government in October 2016 by plotting the assassination of the then Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and blocking the Nato accession.
- Denver becomes the first U.S. city to decriminalize the use of magic mushrooms by passing a motion by a slim majority of 50.6%, causing great relaxation in its use and possession by the city’s residents.
- After comments came from Beijing said that it would retaliate with “necessary countermeasures” if the U.S. raises tariffs on Chinese products, S President Donald Trump accuses China of breaking the “deal in trade talks” and ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides.
- N. Food and Agriculture Organization warns that Hunger shall continue to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security in the years to come.
- The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) assures UNSC that the arrest warrant issued against three Libyan men who are wanted on charges of war crime including the son of the former ruler Muammar Gadaffi would certainly be executed and it shall “send a strong and necessary message” to victims of the massacre.
- Per the report of top UN humanitarian officials, repeated and increasingly sophisticated armed attacks in the Sahel and food shortages linked to last year’s severe drought, have reached unprecedented levels, putting the future of a “whole generation” at stake.