UN Chief Designates Singaporean Sociologist as New Myanmar Special Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Sociologist Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore, as his new Myanmar Special Envoy on Monday. “I will take on this role on Dec 13, and I look forward to listening to the aspirations and perspectives of …

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Several Protesters Killed and Wounded During Sudan Anti-Coup Protests

At least seven people died and over a hundred wounded during anti-coup protests in Sudan on Monday. Thousands of demonstrators near the military headquarters in Khartoum were shot at after General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the military-civilian Sovereign Council, a …

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Restricting Transgender Student Athletes in School Sports into Law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill on Oct. 25 that restricts transgender student athletes in the state from playing on public school sports teams that align with their gender identities. Under House Bill 25, student athletes, who compete in …

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U.S. Congress Considers Awarding Congressional Gold Model to Prince

A bipartisan legislation introduced to the United States Congress on Oct. 25 seeks to award the Congressional Gold Medal to late pop singer-songwriter Prince. The bill, introduced by a full Minnesota delegation in Congress, seeks to award the highest civilian …

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German ISIS Bride Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Yazidi Girl’s Death in Iraq

A Munich court sentenced a German Muslim convert who joined militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to 10 years in prison over the death of an enslaved Yazidi girl. The Higher Regional Court in Munich found Jennifer …

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