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Gunman opens fire at mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand
A 28-year-old man will appear in court on Saturday, charged with murder, after 49 people were killed in shootings at two Christchurch mosques.
religion  globalUnrest 
5 days ago by joeybaker
School climate strikes go global, with actions planned in 92 countries
Young people are preparing for a mass walkout of classes on Friday, to demand swift action from governments to safeguard their futures
popularism  climateChange  globalUnrest  generationGap 
6 days ago by joeybaker
Theresa May's Brexit deal suffers second defeat in UK Parliament
The U.K.’s Brexit deal with the EU has been rejected by U.K. lawmakers in another landmark defeat for British Prime Minister Theresa May.
globalUnrest 
7 days ago by joeybaker
Pakistan shoots down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace; one pilot arrested
War not a solution to any conflict, but Pakistan will respond if aggression is imposed, military spokesperson says.
globalUnrest  mesopotamia 
21 days ago by joeybaker
Indian Air Force Carries Out Strike On Terror Camp in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir
India carried out pre-dawn air strikes on terror training camps across the Line of Control on Tuesday, two weeks after 40 soldiers were killed in a terror attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama. At around 3:30 this morning, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia  globalUnrest 
22 days ago by joeybaker
Thousands march in memory of slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
Thousands of Russians gathered in central Moscow on Sunday for an annual march i...
globalUnrest 
23 days ago by joeybaker
One dead, multiple injured after Venezuelan national guard opens fire on opposition supporters
Volunteers and opposition leaders plan to use vans, trucks and human chains if necessary to bring goods across the Colombia-Venezuela border.
authoritarianism  globalUnrest 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Venezuela President Maduro breaks relations with US, gives American diplomats 72 hours to leave country
The news comes after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s interim president.
globalGameOfThrones  globalUnrest 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Reports: 2 killed, 40 detained in new gay purge in Chechnya
MOSCOW (AP) — LGBT activists said Monday that at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained in what has been described as a new crackdown on gay people in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The new allegations come after reports in 2017 of more than 100 gay men arrested and subjected to torture, and some of them killed, in the predominantly Muslim region. Chechen authorities denied those accusations, and federal authorities conducted a probe that found nothing to support the reports.
authoritarianism  sexism  globalUnrest 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Thousands of students skip school to march through Brussels streets pleading for stronger action against climate change.
Some 3,000 Flemish students, “Youth for Climate”, march through the streets of Brussels calling for stronger action against climate change. The demons...
climateChange  globalUnrest 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
"Yellow vests" protest movement knocks out 60% of all speed cameras in France
France’s interior minister says protesters have rendered more than half of speed cameras useless.
globalUnrest 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Venezuela congress names new leader, calls Nicolas Maduro illegitimate
The new leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly has called Nicolas Maduro a dictator whose legitimacy has run out. Juan Guaido also said congress aimed to restore constitutional order.
authoritarianism  globalGameOfThrones  globalUnrest 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Thousands in Budapest march against ‘slave law’ forcing overtime on workers
Anger at Viktor Orbán’s rule in Hungary also directed at courts system and state media
globalUnrest  authoritarianism 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
French 'yellow vests' keep up pressure on unrepentant Macron
Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain on Saturday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes.
globalUnrest 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Women say Morocco's invasive 'virginity tests' are assault: Invasively checking vaginal tightness and whether hymens are intact is common in rural Morocco. But women are increasingly publicly opposing this practice. They say the examination constitutes ra
Invasively checking vaginal tightness and whether hymens are intact is common in rural Morocco. But women are increasingly publicly opposing this practice. They say the examination constitutes rape.
sexism  globalUnrest 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
At least 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest late Friday, as rightwing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed a wave of protests against a new labour reform as "hysterical shouting"
At least 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest late Friday, as rightwing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed a wave of protests against a new labour reform as “hysterical shouting”.
globalUnrest  authoritarianism 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
2018 worst year on record for violence and abuse against journalists, with at least 80 killed in connection with work, further 348 imprisoned and 60 held hostage, according to Reporters Without Borders...figures suggest more than half of journalists kille
2018 is the worst year on record for violence and abuse against journalists, with at least 80 killed in connection with their work, a further 348 imprisoned and 60 held hostage, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
globalUnrest 
december 2018 by joeybaker
UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins confidence vote
May won the leadership challenge by 200 votes to 117 votes against her in the ballot of Conservative members of parliament (MPs).
globalUnrest  oligarchy 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Egypt Bans the Sale of Yellow Vests Suspecting that Egyptians Might Copy the French
Officials and retailers revealed to the Associated Press (AP) on 10 December that Egyptian authorities have ordered them to restrict the sale of the yellow vests fearing that Egyptian protesters might copy the French’s ‘gilets jaunes’ protests in light of the eighth anniversary of the 2011 spring. According to AP, the officials informed the safety […]
authoritarianism  globalUnrest 
december 2018 by joeybaker
After Macron's call and Trump's threats, Angela Merkel calls for a European Union military
STRASBOURG (REUTERS) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday (Nov 13) for an integrated European Union military, echoing language used by French President Emmanuel Macron last week which irritated US President Donald Trump.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
globalGameOfThrones  globalUnrest  trumpIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Germany protest: Over 100,000 march against far right
More than 100,000 people join a march in Berlin in protest at the recent rise in xenophobia.
globalUnrest 
october 2018 by joeybaker
North and South Korea begin disarming their heavily fortified border
Starting on Monday, Seoul and Pyongyang began removing all the land mines from the Joint Security Area located along the 155-mile Demilitarized Zone seperating the two countries.
globalUnrest  globalGameOfThrones  win 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's far-right presidential hopeful stabbed at campaign event
Far-right candidate injured in abdomen after stabbing on campaign trail in Juiz de Fora
globalUnrest 
september 2018 by joeybaker
US President Trump tops terrorism as Germans' greatest fear, survey says
The greatest source of German angst are the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an insurance company’s survey of the deepest fears...
globalUnrest  trumpIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
The Liberal Party of Australia have voted for a new party leader, expressing no confidence in the current Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. Scott Morrison is now the sixth Prime Minister of Australia in eight years.
After a week of bitter infighting, new Liberal leader Scott Morrison and his deputy Josh Frydenberg promise to heal party wounds, describing themselves as “the new generation” and telling voters “we are on your side”.
globalUnrest 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Saudi Arabia has canceled the scholarships of 16,000 of its students studying in Canada, also ordering them to leave the country and find academic programs elsewhere
Saudi Arabia has also cut diplomatic ties with Canada, frozen all new trade and investment and canceled flights via its national carrier to Toronto.
globalUnrest  globalGameOfThrones 
august 2018 by joeybaker
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