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‘The United States isn’t God!’

ASKIAM Senior Editor http://www.twitter.com/askiaphotojourn WASHINGTON–President Donald J. Trump's decision to attack demonstrators at the U.S. embassy in Iraq and then to authorize the assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport on Jan. 3, was met with a fast and furious reaction, protests erupted in 90 cities, with more than 15,000 marchers, even as the long...

Bolsonaro is responsible for 25 percent of racist statements by authorities in Brazil

By Flávia RibeiroBlack Brazil Today @BWofBrazil In 2020, the country’s authorities have already practiced twice as many racist statements and demonstrations detected in 2019. This is one of the data presented by the Coordenação Nacional de Articulação das Comunidades Negras Rurais Quilombolas (National Coordination for the Articulation of Black Rural Quilombola Communities) (Conaq) and Terra de Direitos in a study...

Irish PM sorry for ‘profound wrong’ of unwed mothers’ homes

LONDON—Ireland’s prime minster issued a formal state apology Jan. 13 to the thousands of unmarried women and their children who endured pain, shame and stigma at church-run institutions, saying his government was determined to start righting the country’s wrongs. Prime Minister Micheal Martin’s apology came a day after the final report of an inquiry said 9,000 children died in 18...

Virus variant races through Italy, especially among

Nurse Maurizio di Giacobbe tends to a patient in a COVID-19 ICU of the Tor Vergata Polyclinic Hospital, in Rome, Italy, Dec. 13, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for families around the world managing work and home life with children kept home from school and after-school activities. For the Di  Giacobbe  family,  the  juggling  is  even ...

Afghan president rebuffs U.S. proposal for power-sharing, seeks to offer counterproposal

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has rebuffed a U.S. proposal to replace his elected government with an interim administration sharing power with the Taliban, and plans to put forward a counterproposal, officials say. According to Reuters, quoting senior government officials, Mr. Ghani will propose a new presidential election within the next six months under the observation of the United Nations. The proposal is likely...

UK act of parliament authorizes torture and rape under ‘certain circumstances’

Proposed legislation giving police sweeping powers to decide whether protests are justified, the power to impose start and finish times and even the right to disband one-person protests has led to nationwide protests. The legislation includes vague criteria such as being “too loud” or a “nuisance” as being sufficient justification for any action undertaken by UK police during protests.  The protestors...

Biden lied: U.S. president breaks word on Cuba

WASHINGTON—Despite Joe Biden’s campaign promise to do the opposite once elected, the United States recently imposed sanctions on the Cuban police force and two of its leaders. Mr. Biden has promised Cuban-American leaders, whose votes he wants in next year’s congressional elections, more punitive actions are coming. The Biden administration’s actions were condemned by activists who see America continuing to...

French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

PARIS—Victims of abuse within France’s Catholic Church welcomed a historic turning point Oct. 5 after a new report estimated that 330,000 children in France were sexually abused over the past 70 years, providing the country’s first accounting of the worldwide phenomenon. The figure includes abuses committed by some 3,000 priests and an unknown number of other people involved in the...

Afghan victims saddened U.S. drone strike to go unpunished

KABUL, Afghanistan—The Afghan survivors of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family in August said they are frustrated and saddened that U.S. troops involved in the attack will not face disciplinary action. A hellfire missile had slammed into a car belonging to Zemerai Ahmadi, killing him and nine relatives, including seven children, in the chaotic...

Turkey: 19 migrants now found dead at border with Greece

ISTANBUL—Turkish authorities on Feb. 3 found seven more dead bodies near Turkey’s border with Greece, raising to 19 the number of migrants who have frozen to death at the frontier. Turkey has blamed Greece for the deaths, accusing Greek border guards of illegally pushing the migrants back over the frontier. Greece has strongly rejected the accusation. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...