More than 23 killed as bandits attack five districts in northern Nigeria

More than 23 people were killed in simultaneous raids on five districts in Nigeria’s Kaduna state by armed assailants Tuesday. Authorities in the state confirmed the killings in a statement released by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.The latest raids came barely 72 hours after armed gangs invaded Birnin Gwari and …

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These BLM activists are fighting for the civil rights of the next generation

(CNN)They are young, fearless and ready to rebuild the system. They aren’t taking no for an answer. They are the Voices of the Movement. Summer 2020 saw a paradigm shift in America’s ongoing struggle for racial justice. In the midst of a deadly pandemic and historic levels of unemployment, people from all walks of life …

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‘Everybody is scared of 2021.’ Europeans are losing jobs, businesses and hope

Last year was looking like a record breaker for Chris Wiseheart’s transport company in Prague. Wiseheart, originally from Detroit, had built the business over nearly two decades from an airport shuttle service to a chauffeur outfit sought out by the crews behind music’s biggest names. Think Madonna, AC/DC and Metallica. He was gearing up to …

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An estimated 29 million people would lose out on stimulus payments under GOP proposal

Washington (CNN)The Republican counterproposal on coronavirus relief unveiled Monday would potentially leave out 29 million middle- and upper-income earners who would qualify for stimulus payments under President Joe Biden’s plan.The GOP plan would cut off cash for individuals earning more than $50,000 a year and couples earning more than $100,000, according to a fact sheet provided by the office of Maine …

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Putin dismissed Navalny for years, but outrage over his jailing is now a big problem for the Kremlin

Moscow (CNN)For years, the Kremlin has publicly dismissed Alexey Navalny as an irrelevant blogger with little popular support. But the geographical spread of mass protestsover two weekends in support of Navalny, with thousands turning out in dozens of cities across Russia, underlines how much of a challenge he and his anti-corruption message have now become for …

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Press release

Washington, D.C.THE Word Organization for Human Rights and Development ( WORD ) in USA welcomes the statement issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, which called for an end to the arbitrary detention and mistreatment of the Egyptian human rights activist Rami Kamel Said Salib, who works to defend the …

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Asylum-seekers have a right to federal court review of expedited removal orders

Asylum-seekers have a right to federal court review of expedited removal orders, ABA amicus brief saysThe ABA filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in support of a Sri Lankan who faced political persecution and is challenging a policy that says asylum-seekers are not entitled to federal court review of expedited …

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Washington, D.C. – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2020 Annual Report, documenting significant developments during 2019, including remarkable progress in Sudan and a sharp downward turn in India, and making recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s promotion of freedom of religion or belief abroad in 2020. “We are …

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