A Wobbly Fence

Most United Nations members rallied to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine last month. India, the world’s largest democracy, however, chose to sit on the fence, abstaining from the two votes. The reason was longstanding ties with Russia that some believe are now becoming strangling...

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Hello, Goodbye

Peruvian lawmakers approved the initiation of impeachment proceedings against leftist President Pedro Castillo this week, the second attempt to oust him since he was elected in July, Bloomberg reported. The vote came amid an investigation against a businesswoman, Karelim Lopez, over alleged money laundering. Lopez expressed...

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Questions as Weapons

Bangladesh will ban questions regarding the “immoral character” of rape victims after a landmark decision that follows years of campaigning by women’s rights groups against the humiliating and traumatizing interrogations of survivors, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday. Officials said that the government plans to amend the Evidence...

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Ukraine, Briefly

As Russia continued to pummel Ukrainian cities overnight, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address American lawmakers Wednesday morning in a speech expected to push for more military assistance including a "no-fly zone," the Associated Press reported. Most Western governments oppose such a measure because...

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I, Grieve

When losing a loved one, humans grieve – so do birds, apes, elephants and dolphins. Recently, scientists discovered that dogs, too, mourn the loss of a canine friend, the Guardian reported. In a study in Italy, researcher Federica Pirrone and her team analyzed the responses of more...

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