“ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM”: UK’S RAAB SLAMS HATE SPEECH AGAINST MPS

Mon 18 October 2021: On Monday, UK Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said that the amount of online hate speech directed at members of parliament is “out of control,” and he called for an end to the vilification of lawmakers. Conservative congressman David Amess was stabbed to death in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, last Friday during a […]

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MYANMAR JUNTA TO RELEASE OVER 5,600 PROTESTERS TO END TURMOIL AFTER COUP

Mon 18 October 2021: Myanmar’s junta head announced Monday that more than 5,000 individuals who were imprisoned for protesting against a February coup that overthrew the democratic government will be released. To honor the Thadingyut holiday later in October, a total of 5,636 detainees would be released, according to Min Aung Hlaing, who was excluded […]

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300 DETAINED IN BANGLADESH AMID RIOTS TRIGGERED BY QURAN DEFILING

Mon 18 October 2021: According to law enforcement authorities, police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 people for destroying and vandalizing Hindu temples across the country following unrest sparked by the claimed destruction of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, during a Hindu religious rite last week. After a photo of the Quran being […]

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UK RECORDS MORE THAN 40,000 COVID CASES FOR FIFTH DAY IN A ROW

Mon 18 October 2021: According to official figures released Sunday, another 45,140 people in the United Kingdom have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the COVID cases in the country to over 40,000 for the fifth day in a row. It raised the country’s overall number of coronavirus cases to 8,449,165. The country also reported a […]

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SA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO CONVENE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY INQUIRY

Mon 18 October 2021: The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has announced that it expects to convene an inquiry into allegations of racial discrimination within the advertising industry next year. The inquiry is expected to sit during the last week of February 2022. According to the SAHRC, the inquiry comes on the back of […]

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INDIA TO MOVE MIGRANT WORKERS IN KASHMIR TO ARMY CAMPS AFTER KILLINGS

Sun 17 October 2021: After several Indian migrant workers were killed by militants in Kashmir, the police commander on the Indian side of the disputed territory announced on Sunday that vulnerable Indian migrant workers will be relocated to army and police camps for security. After three laborers from the eastern state of Bihar were shot […]

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SAUDI AIRPORTS LIFT COVID CURBS, START OPERATING AT FULL CAPACITY

Sun 17 October 2021: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia confirmed on Sunday that all airports are permitted to operate at full capacity. #GACA issues instructions to all airlines regarding the operation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s airports at full capacity. pic.twitter.com/nX8zRvNUAT — هيئة الطيران المدني (@ksagaca) October 17, 2021 […]

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