Judi Lynn started the topic UN genocide prevention chief looking into Colombia’s mass killing of rights defenders in the forum Foreign Affairs 6 months ago
by Adriaan Alsema April 29, 2020
The United Nations’ genocide prevention chief wants to visit Colombia while looking into the ongoing mass killing of human rights defenders, community leaders and demobilized guerrillas.
The UN’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, wrote to peace organization Defendamos la Paz that he…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Stripped Prisoners on Floor Latest Tool of Salvadoran President in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
Michael McDonald, Bloomberg News
(Bloomberg) — The photographs bounced around the world — hundreds of tattooed Salvadoran prisoners stripped to their underwear, crowded onto the cement floor in a forced embrace of one another. With the threat of viral infection palpable, not to mention human rights concerns, the pictures looked like…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Brazil Supreme Court approves investigation into President Bolsonaro in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
APRIL 28, 2020 07:39:50 PM Joshua Cossin
Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday approved an investigation into accusations that President Jair Bolsonaro sought to interfere with police investigations for political gain.
Brazilian Attorney General José Levi do Amaral requested the investigation on Monday after the Brazilian Justice Minister Sérgio Mor…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Nearly 70 dead in 'horrific' outbreak at veterans home in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
Updated 11:45 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Nearly 70 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died at a Massachusetts home for aging veterans, as state and federal officials try to figure out what went wrong in the deadliest known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the U.S.
While the death toll…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Tribes urge Treasury to disburse coronavirus relief funding in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
Updated 12:10 am CDT, Wednesday, April 29, 2020
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tribes urged the federal government to quickly disburse coronavirus relief funding after a judge handed them an early victory in a case centered on who is eligible for a share of the $8 billion allocated to tribes.
U.S. District Judge Amit M…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Video shows Chicago officer shooting subway rider in back in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
Michael Tarm, Ap Legal Affairs Writer
Updated 1:08 am CDT, Wednesday, April 29, 2020
CHICAGO (AP) — Extended security and body-cam video released Tuesday shows Chicago police shooting an unarmed short-order cook at the foot of a subway escalator and then again with his back turned to officers after they tried to stop him for violating a city o…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Lawsuit: US citizens with immigrant spouses should get help in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
Astrid Galvan, The Associated Press
Updated 10:00 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 28, 2020
PHOENIX (AP) — The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has sued the federal government over its denial of coronavirus relief payments to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without social security numbers.
The lawsuit was filed in Maryland o…[Read more]
April 28, 20202:08 PM ET
More than one million cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the U.S., marking a grim milestone in the country with the most reported coronavirus infections in the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
U.S. deaths from the respiratory virus passed 57,000 on Tuesday, equal to the…[Read more]
April 28, 2020
This Sunday, April 26, the newspaper The Pittsburg Post-Gazette published an editorial criticizing Donald Trump’s warlike intentions against Venezuela.
In the text, which was distributed by the Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, it is said bluntly that “the US does not need a war in Venezuela,” much less…[Read more]
APRIL 27, 2020
by Daniel Strain, University of Colorado at Boulder
A team of geologists led by the University of Colorado Boulder is digging into what may be Earth’s most famous case of geologic amnesia.
Researchers have spotted that phenomenon, called the “Great Unconformity,” at sites around North America, including in the Grand Canyon and at…[Read more]
APRIL 28, 2020
by Richard Harth, Arizona State University
In November of 2019—likely, even earlier—a tiny entity measuring just a few hundred billionths of a meter in diameter began to tear apart human society on a global scale. Within a few months, the relentless voyager known as SARS-CoV-2 had made its way to every populated corner of the ear…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Invasive lionfish likely to become permanent residents in the Mediterranean in the forum Science and Environment 6 months ago
APRIL 28, 2020
by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth
An invasive species first identified in the Mediterranean Sea just eight years ago is likely to become a permanent feature of the region, a new study suggests.
First seen off the coast of Cyprus in 2012, lionfish (Pterois miles) are now thriving and well-established in the area and across…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Germany, Britain call for 'green recovery' from pandemic in the forum Science and Environment 6 months ago
APRIL 28, 2020
by Frank Jordans
Germany and Britain said Monday that efforts to revive the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic must ensure a ‘green recovery’ that helps the world tackle climate change.
Speaking ahead of a virtual meeting of officials from some 30 countries, Germany’s environment minister said it was important…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Supreme Court Says The Government Has To Pay Billions To Insurers. in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
Some health insurers went bankrupt and many fled Obamacare markets after Congress refused to make risk payments. Now, years after the damage has been done, the government will make the payments anyway.
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on April 27, 2020, at 1:24 p.m. ET
The United States government must pay health insurance…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic 6 months of coronavirus lockdown could mean 31 million more cases of domestic violence, UN says in the forum Good Reads 6 months ago
BY HALEY OTT
APRIL 28, 2020 / 12:01 AM / CBS NEWS
London — Six months of lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19 could lead to 31 million additional cases of domestic violence globally, the United Nations warned Tuesday.
“It is a growing crisis within the crisis. We need to pay maximum attention to this now,” Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov, deputy d…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Judge sides with tribes, limits distribution of virus relief in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
By FELICIA FONSECA
APRIL 27, 202010:06 PM
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A judge has ruled in favor of tribal nations in their bid to keep Alaska Native corporations from getting a share of $8 billion in coronavirus relief funding — at least for now.
In a decision issued late Monday, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C.…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Coronavirus Brazil: Up to 1 million could be infected already, warn scientists in the forum Foreign Affairs 6 months ago
The Associated Press
Tuesday 28 April 2020
Brazil is emerging as potentially the next big hot spot for the coronavirus amid President Jair Bolsonaro’s insistence that it is just a “little flu” and that there is no need for the sharp restrictions that have slowed the infection’s spread in Europe and the US.
As some US states and Europea…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Pentagon declassifies videos that reportedly show 'UFOs' in the forum Latest Breaking News 6 months ago
5:16PM • SOURCE: AAP
The US navy has officially released three videos showing unidentified flying objects that sparked a resurgence in UFO research and speculation.
The videos were previously published in a 2017 New York Times expose about the Pentagon’s UFO research programme and by a public interest group co-founded by Tom DeLonge, the lead s…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Deforestation of Green Areas in SP by Organized Crime Grows in 1 Year in the forum Science and Environment 6 months ago
Number of areas rose from 90 to 160 and total is equivalent to 4.5 Ibirapuera parks
The number of green areas pillaged by organized crime to implement clandestine subdivisions in the city of São Paulo increased from 90 to 160 in less than a year.
About 7.2 million square meters were devastated, equivalent to 4.5 times the…[Read more]
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