Dame Cindy Kiro Sworn in as New Zealand’s First Female Indigenous Governor-General

Dame Cindy Kiro became New Zealand’s first female indigenous governor-general after being sworn into office at a ceremony at the parliament in Wellington on Oct. 21. After reciting the oaths of office in both English and Māori, Kiro became the …

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Paris Hilton Urges Reform on U.S. Youth Treatment Centers

Paris Hilton has urged for federal-level reform on governing youth care facilities in the United States, alleging that she suffered abuse as a teenager in a Utah boarding school for troubled teens. The 40-year-old entrepreneur and socialite called on the …

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Brazilian Senate Calls for President Jair Bolsonaro to be Charged with Crimes Against Humanity Over COVID-19 Response

Brazilian senators have recommended President Jair Bolsonaro to be charged of a series of crimes, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 600,000 Brazilians. A Senate panel officially presented their 1,180-page inquiry …

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Colombia Found Responsible for 2000 Kidnap, Torture of Journalist Jineth Bedoya

A regional human rights court found the state of Colombia responsible for the kidnap, torture, and rape of prominent journalist Jineth Bedoya 21 years ago. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Oct. 18 that Colombia was “internationally responsible …

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ASEAN Excludes Myanmar Army General Min Aung Hlaing from Upcoming Leaders’ Summit

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced on Oct. 16 that it will exclude Myanmar’s military chief from an upcoming leaders’ summit. After an emergency ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting on Oct. 15, the 10-member bloc said that it agreed …

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