Top UN Rights Official: Try Myanmar in the ICC for Crimes Against Rohingya

July 11, 2018

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, called for allegations of atrocities committed against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar to be heard in the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to numerous reports, Burmese authorities have systematically oppressed, discriminated against, displaced, and killed Rohingyas in the Rakhine state of Myanmar in an attempt to […]

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Arrested on Corruption Charges

July 10, 2018

Two months after losing re-election, former Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak was arrested last week on charges of large-scale corruption, according to Reuters. Part of a political dynasty in Malaysia (his father was Malaysia’s second prime minister), Razak’s fall from grace came quick and fast following his surprising election defeat to 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad. […]

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Diving Boat Filled with Chinese Tourists Capsizes off of Phuket Island, 41 Dead

July 10, 2018

A diving boat filled mostly with Chinese tourists capsized and sank after being caught in an intense storm and struck by 16-foot tall waves. As of now, 41 have been pronounced dead and 15 are still missing. The majority of those numbers are Chinese tourists. In total, there were 105 passengers on the boat, 93 […]

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New Law Would Require Australians to Give Verbal Consent Before Sex

July 9, 2018

The New South Wales government, where Sydney is located, recently proposed a bill that would require Australians to give verbal consent before engaging in sex. The legislation has been pushed by Pru Goward, the minister for prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault. “If you want sex you have to ask for it, and if […]

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