Shuffling the Deck

Leaders meeting at the 33rd Arab Summit in Bahrain recently denounced “Israel's obstruction of ceasefire efforts in the Gaza Strip and … the occupation forces’ persistence in expanding their aggression against the Palestinian city of Rafah, despite international warnings of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of...

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Island Fury

Thousands of Taiwanese protested outside the country’s parliament Tuesday against a new bill by opposition parties that would give the legislature extraordinary powers to question anyone, a move that would make it difficult for newly-elected President Lai Ching-te to govern, the Guardian reported. The draft law...

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Blood-Gate

The British prime minister apologized after revelations emerged that the UK government covered up a scandal in which the state-run National Health Service knowingly exposed tens of thousands of people to deadly diseases including HIV through contaminated blood for decades, Al Jazeera reported this week. Launched...

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Label Wars

Peruvian LGBTQ groups protested in the capital Lima this week after the country’s health ministry classified transgender identities as “mental health problems,” a move that advocates fear will make transgender people targets of aggression, NBC News reported. Last week, President Dina Boluarte signed a supreme decree...

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Planet Hell

In the Star Wars movie, “Revenge of the Sith,” the final battle pitting the two main characters, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, takes place on the hellish planet of Mustafar, mainly covered by volcanoes and magma. Now, scientists discovered a similar planet 66 light years away...

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