- In a bid to strengthen India’s ties with SCO nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the Kyrgyz capital for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, marking the first multilateral engagement post his re-election.
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- Military backlash on protesters in Sudan demanding democratic rule following the overthrow of former President Omar al- Bashir has claimed the lives of 19 children while 49 others have been severely injured.
- Declaring that the state could no longer “be a sheriff in people’s bedrooms”, Botswana’s High Court strikes down laws banning gay sex, handing a significant but still comparatively rare victory to sexual minority rights campaigners in Africa.
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- Hong Kong streets flooded with extradition bill protesters with up to 2 million people dressed in complete black call for complete withdrawal of the suspended bill.
- Human Rights groups across the world call upon England and Wales to ban police use of Artificial Facial Recognition calling the technology ‘arsenic in the water of democracy’ and posing greatest threat to individual freedom and liberty.
- United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Kate Gilmore condemns US abortion policy as being an epitome of ‘extremist hate’ and ‘torture’, calling the Trump administration’s ban on terminations as a crisis directed at women.
- In a video message released in advance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the world loses 24 billion tons of fertile land every year, and that the degradation in land quality is responsible for a reduction in the national domestic product of up to eight per cent every year.
- The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, condemns the terrorist attacks executed by armed group Al-Shabaab that took place in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), and the car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, in which at least eight people were killed.
- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, sends extra teams to the border between Peru and Ecuador to support the authorities, as an unprecedented number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants over 15,000 enter Peru.
- Per the report of World Food Programme, an estimated 21,000 South Sudanese are likely to face a “catastrophic lack of food access”and more than 1.8 million are set to endure “emergency” food shortages, while five million are expected to be in “crisis”.