The amendment could see Israelis resettle four outposts in the northern occupied West Bank evacuated in 2005. The Israeli government has greenlighted an amendment that would allow Israelis to resettle four illegal settlements in the northern occupied West Bank that were evacuated in 2005. The second and third readings of the legislation were passed late on Monday night in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, with a majority of 31 votes in support and 18 who…"Knesset votes to allow Israelis to resettle evacuated outposts | Israel-Palestine conflict News"
It was early morning in Kabul, Afghanistan, when Fatima Amiri first heard the gunshots from inside her classroom. She and hundreds of other students had been preparing for college entrance exams at the time, but then the girls began screaming in panic. Amiri swiftly stood up to calm the class down, but when she turned around, she saw a man with a gun deliberately firing at students. “I was afraid; I tried to take shelter…"Afghan Student Who Lost An Eye In Terror Attack Vows To Fight For Change"
Attacks on the elderly are increasing in Malawi, often under the pretext that witchcraft is at play. Survivor Christian Mphande lived to tell her story, but there is a worrying increase in elder abuse. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPS by Charles Mpaka (blantyre) Friday, March 17, 2023 Inter Press Service BLANTYRE, Mar 17 (IPS) – In December last year, a video clip went viral of two elderly women surrounded by a charged-up crowd and engulfed in a cloud…"Belief in Witchcraft Costing Lives of Elderly Women in Malawi — Global Issues"
Transport bosses have launched an urgent investigation after shocking images obtained by MailOnline show London Underground staff sleeping during the height of the morning rush hour, putting passenger safety at risk as commuters face misery with more strike action today. In the disturbing pictures, staff can clearly be seen fast asleep while on duty in the control room of Tooting Bec underground station, south London where their role involves supervising passenger safety and responding to…"TfL bosses launch investigation as photos reveal Tube staff asleep"
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, this week to protest a proposed law that would designate organizations that receive a certain amount of funding from abroad as “foreign agents.” Riot police used water cannons and tear gas to break up the crowds. Critics of the legislation in Georgia argue that the law is modeled after a similar one in Russia that has made it harder for human rights organizations…"Georgia faces a rocky road to EU membership"
VATICAN CITY (AP) — So much for a short pontificate. Pope Francis celebrates the 10th anniversary of his election Monday, far outpacing the “two or three” years he once envisioned for his papacy and showing no signs of slowing down. On the contrary, with an agenda full of problems and plans and no longer encumbered by the shadow of Pope Benedict XVI, Francis, 86, has backed off from talking about retiring and recently described the…"Pope Francis at 10 years: A reformer’s learning curve, plans"
PARIS (AP) — Young people in France — including some who haven’t even entered the job market yet — are protesting Thursday against the government’s push to raise the retirement age. Students plan to block access to some universities and high schools, and a youth-led protest is planned in Paris on Thursday, as part of nationwide strikes and demonstrations against the pension bill under debate in parliament. For a generation already worried about inflation, uncertain…"France’s young people stand up against higher retirement age"
‘Not a protest. This is criminal activity’: Police charge 23 after attack on Georgia ‘Cop City’
Scores of people attacked a Georgia state police training centre. 23 were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism. Police said they burned construction equipment and threw Molotov cocktails and bricks at officers. The US state of Georgia on Monday charged 23 protesters, including a Frenchman and a Canadian, with domestic terrorism after they stormed a police training centre and threw Molotov cocktails and bricks at officers. According to police, “violent agitators” launched a coordinated attack…"‘Not a protest. This is criminal activity’: Police charge 23 after attack on Georgia ‘Cop City’"
Issued on: 05/03/2023 – 08:53Modified: 05/03/2023 – 09:46 China said Sunday its military spending would rise at the fastest pace in four years, warning of “escalating” threats from abroad at a meeting of its rubber-stamp parliament that is set to hand Xi Jinping a third term as president. The increase in the world’s second-largest defence budget came as Beijing announced an economic growth goal of around five percent for this year — one of its…"China ramps up military budget to counter ‘escalating’ threats"
Alex Murdaugh, center, is handcuffed in the courtroom after a guilty verdict of his double murder trial was read aloud at Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina.Credit:The Post And Courier/AP Plus, the Murdaugh case’s many aspects – mystery, forensics, family, finances – have appealed to a variety of interests. “Most popular true crime stories might only have one or two of those elements,” Vicaray said. “It has a little something for everything going on…"Why the world was drawn to the double-murder committed by a disgraced lawyer"