Overstaying

Thailand’s Constitutional Court ordered the temporary suspension of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday, following a petition by the opposition accusing the strongman leader of exceeding his legally mandated eight-year term, the Financial Times reported. The case concerns a dispute on the length and legality of...

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Rights v. Justice

Spanish authorities euthanized a former security guard this week, who was facing trial for wounding three people in his former workplace, a case that has put Spain’s assisted suicide law in the spotlight, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Late defendant Eugen Sabau submitted an application for...

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A Slow Opening

Singapore became the latest Asian country to repeal a colonial-era law that banned sex between men, marking another victory for the LGBTQ+ community in the region, Reuters reported. In his annual national day rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singaporean society, especially young people...

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Ukraine, Briefly

Ukraine celebrated its independence day Wednesday with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy saying the country was “reborn” when Russia invaded six months ago, even as Ukrainian authorities remained on high alert over potential Russian attacks, NBC News reported. To commemorate the event, Kyiv’s international allies gave...

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Born Old

A new study on young lizards showed some of the devastating impacts of climate change, the Washington Post reported. Scientists in France discovered that rising temperatures are causing a species of lizards to give birth to offspring with damaged and aged DNA. For more than a decade,...

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