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Executions worldwide at highest record since 2015: Amnesty
Executions worldwide at highest record since 2015: Amnesty

Executions worldwide at highest record since 2015: Amnesty

Almost three-quarters of the recorded executions were carried out in Iran alone. Human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday that 1,153 executions were recorded worldwide in 2023. The figure
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German army captain admits spying for Russia
German army captain admits spying for Russia

German army captain admits spying for Russia

The officer, with ties to the far-right AfD party, said he provided information to a Russian intelligence service out of fear of a nuclear escalation in Moscow’s war in Ukraine. A member
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Kenya flooding leaves dozens dead after dam collapse
Kenya flooding leaves dozens dead after dam collapse

Kenya flooding leaves dozens dead after dam collapse

The disaster has also damaged infrastructure, including the destruction of roads, bridges and cancellation of school lessons across the country. Thousands have also been displaced due to rains in the country. A dam
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Germany: 2 Ukrainians killed over weekend were soldiers
Germany: 2 Ukrainians killed over weekend were soldiers

Germany: 2 Ukrainians killed over weekend were soldiers

Ukraine’s embassy has said two Ukrainian men fatally stabbed in Bavaria were soldiers based in Germany for rehabilitation. A Russian man is the suspect. But police don’t yet know if the war
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Australia: PM Albanese says domestic violence is a 'crisis'
Australia: PM Albanese says domestic violence is a 'crisis'

Australia: PM Albanese says domestic violence is a ‘crisis’

Thousands have demonstrated in Australia on Sunday against gender-based violence. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has described domestic violence as a “national crisis.” Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has described domestic violence as
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Burkina Faso dismisses HRW massacre report as 'baseless'
Burkina Faso dismisses HRW massacre report as 'baseless'

Burkina Faso dismisses HRW massacre report as ‘baseless’

Human Rights Watch had accused Burkina Faso’s military of civilian mass killings, including scores of children, in the West African country’s fight against Islamist militant groups. Burkina Faso’s military junta announced late
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Illustration picture shows, a Kurdish demonstration in front of the European Parliament to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne, Monday 31 July 2023. The Treaty of Lausanne, signed in 1923, buried the dream of an independent Kurdistan promised by the Treaty of Sevres in 1920, dividing the territory occupied by between 30 and 40 million Kurds (according to estimates) between Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. BELGA PHOTO LOUISE DELVEAUX

Kurds protest against police crackdown on Kurdish news channels

More than 400 people gathered at Poelaert Square in Brussels on Saturday afternoon to protest against the Belgian police’s crackdown on Kurdish news channels Strong TV and Medya News TV. According to
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An F-16 fighter aircraft pictured on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the first squadron BAF at the Florennes military airbase, Friday 13 May 2022. BELGA PHOTO GERARD GAUDIN

Belgium wants to deliver F-16s to Ukraine this year

Belgium wants to provide additional military support to Ukraine. This was decided by the federal government on Friday evening. The delivery of Belgian F-16s to the Ukrainian Air Force may be possible
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India election: Second phase of voting begins
India election: Second phase of voting begins

India election: Second phase of voting begins

The second phase of the Indian general election has begun, and 160 million people are eligible to vote in this part of the six-week-long poll. The weather might have an impact on
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US long-range missiles to Ukraine reignites German debate
US long-range missiles to Ukraine reignites German debate

US long-range missiles to Ukraine reignites German debate

The US has said it secretly delivered long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine. This has drawn focus to the debate over providing Taurus cruise missiles, a move the German chancellor continues to oppose.
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