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UN office points to Israel in death of Al Jazeera reporter

GENVE (AP) – The UN human rights agency said on Friday that veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh and her crew were hit by “seemingly well-aimed bullets” fired from the direction of Israeli forces and called for a criminal investigation into her death last year. year. month. Abu Akleh, a prominent Palestinian-American reporter, was …

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Statement from ReFi organizations KlimaDAO, MOSS Earth, C3 and SCB Group on Verra’s pledge for public consultation on carbon credit tokenization

Featured image for KlimaDAO Featured image for KlimaDAO WASHINGTON, June 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The following is an open letter from ReFi organizations KlimaDAO, MOSS Earth, C3 and SCB Group: Global warming is the most pressing challenge facing our planet – a crisis so severe that the United Nations explained in April that it …

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Bullet from Israeli security forces killed Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, UN says

Imad Creidi/Reuters The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Israel to accept responsibility for the deadly shooting of American-Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was working for Al Jazeera at the time of her death. Her colleague Ali Sammoudi was also injured when the two were fired upon on May 11 …

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Afghan released from Guantanamo Bay after 15 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan detainee who has been held in US custody for nearly 15 years has finally been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the Afghan Taliban government and an international human rights group said Friday. The release of Asadullah Haroon Gul was announced by Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s Deputy Minister of …

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Okefenokee seeks World Heritage designation

June 24 – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has launched an effort to designate the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge as a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization. The international UNESCO designation recognizes natural and man-made sites of ‘outstanding universal value’. If it deserves the designation, the Okefenokee would …

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The S.Korean leader’s informal media events are a break from tradition

By Soo-Hyang Choi SEOUL, June 24 (Reuters) – South Korean leader Yoon Suk-yeol has left a longstanding tradition of hosting informal daily media events and asking field questions on topics ranging from inflation and ties to neighboring North Korea to the first lady and even boy band BTS. Such wide access to the president was …

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Death toll in Afghanistan earthquake rises to 1,150 people

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — A .’s death toll devastating earthquake in Afghanistan continued to rise days after it turned brick and stone houses into ruins, killing 1,150 people and injuring dozens more, according to the latest figures published Friday in state media. The country of 38 million people was already in the midst of a …

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At Pride, partying in a dark national environment

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ Pride commemorations that sometimes felt like victory celebrations for civil rights advancements are grappling this year with a darker atmosphere, a national environment of escalating legislative and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity. Large crowds are expected Sunday at Pride events in New York City and a range …

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The stalemate cast aside, Congress set to OK gun violence bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-pronged bill for gun violence which seemed unimaginable a month ago is poised to win final congressional approval, a vote that will yield the most sweeping response from lawmakers in decades to brutal mass shootings that have shocked but failed to surprise Americans. The House was set to vote on the …

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A new leader in the Philippines and the old wounds of a family

BOSTON (AP) — He was the uncle I never met. But in my family’s origin story, Emmanuel “Manny” Yap always loomed large. The life of great potential was cut short. The cautionary tale. But also the reminder to do what was right, regardless of the cost. Manny Yap, a rising leader in the youth-led opposition …

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