GAMBIAN LAWMAKERS UPHOLD BAN ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

Mon 15 July 2024: Gambian lawmakers have voted to uphold a 2015 ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), rejecting a controversial bill that sought to overturn the law after months of heated debate and international pressure. The Women’s (Amendment) Bill 2024 aimed to decriminalize female circumcision and had passed a second reading in March with […]

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GAZANS QUEUE FOR HOURS UNDER SUN TO GET DRINKING WATER: UN AGENCY

Mon 15 July 2024: Every morning, Palestinians queue for hours under the burning sun to fill their bottles and jerrycans with drinking water amid an Israeli war on the enclave, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said on Sunday. “Many of them have to walk long distances carrying heavy weights in the summer heat,” […]

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CHINA AND RUSSIA LAUNCH JOINT NAVAL DRILLS AMID RISING TENSIONS WITH NATO

Mon 15 July 2024: China and Russia’s naval forces have commenced a joint exercise at a military port in southern China, just days after NATO allies labeled Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the war in Ukraine, according to official news agency Xinhua. Starting in Guangdong province on Sunday, the exercise will continue until mid-July, showcasing […]

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MILLIONS OF RWANDANS CAST BALLOTS TO ELECT NEW PRESIDENT, LAWMAKERS

Mon 15 July 2024: Millions of Rwandans are voting Monday to elect the next president and members of parliament, potentially granting incumbent Paul Kagame a fourth term. Over 500 candidates are competing for 80 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time for more than 9 million eligible voters. MILLIONS […]

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PAKISTAN GOV. MOVES TO BAN EX-PM IMRAN KHAN’S PARTY AMID POLITICAL CRISIS

Mon 15 July 2024:  Pakistan’s government is seeking to ban the party of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to Information Minister Attaullah Tarar on Monday, a decision poised to escalate the country’s political turmoil. Khan, 72, ousted through a no-trust vote in April 2021, is currently in a jail in Rawalpindi with his […]

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KEIR STARMER’S LABOUR GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS “ROOFTOP REVOLUTION” TO REDUCE ENERGY BILLS

Sun 14 July 2024: Keir Starmer’s Labour government has unveiled a plan to significantly expand solar panel installations on homes across the UK, aiming to address the climate crisis and reduce energy bills. Energy Secretary Ed Miliband announced the “rooftop revolution” initiative, which includes approving three major solar farms in eastern England that had previously […]

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NETANYAHU SAYS ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE TARGETED AL-QASSAM BRIGADES GENERAL COMMANDER MOHAMMED DEIF

  Mohammed Deif and his deputy, Rafaa Salama Sun 14 July 2024: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that an Israeli airstrike Saturday in the Al-Mawasi area of the Gaza Strip targeted the general commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades and his deputy. 🔴ELIMINATED: Rafa’a Salameh, Commander of Hamas’ Khan Yunis Brigade Salameh was one of […]

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MOSCOW: EUROPEAN CITIES PRIME TARGETS FOR RUSSIAN MISSILES

Sun 14 July 2024: Moscow has enough capabilities to counter such hostile moves by Washington as its just-announced deployment of new missiles to Europe, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. European nations, however, are only becoming victims of the standoff between the US and Russia. The spokesman made the remarks to Russian journalist Pavel Zarubin, who […]

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HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THOMAS MATTHEW CROOKS, THE SUSPECTED TRUMP RALLY SHOOTER

Authorities approach the suspected gunman from where he fell after the U.S. Secret Service returned fire after an apparent assassination attempt on former President Trump. Sun 14 July 2024: The FBI has identified 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks from western Pennsylvania as the individual who attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump at a campaign event […]

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WHAT TO KNOW: TRUMP SHOT AT PENNSYLVANIA RALLY IN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

Sun 14 July 2024: Former President Donald Trump, 78, was injured in the ear in a shooting at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. WHAT TO KNOW: TRUMP SHOT AT PENNSYLVANIA RALLY IN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT Read more here:👇https://t.co/sEDLj8GTog pic.twitter.com/qiZJEZuXUj — INDEPENDENT PRESS (@IpIndependent) July 14, 2024 Here is what we know so far: What happened at […]

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