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Nigerian boy gets scholarship after viral ballet video

A cell phone clip of 11-year-old Anthony Mmemosa Madu rehearsing his ballet moves in the rain was originally intended for his teacher to check on his progress, but it ended up being watched by millions of people around the world. world. The viral video won the young Nigerian dancer a scholarship to the American Ballet… Continue reading Nigerian boy gets scholarship after viral ballet video

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Ian Zabarte on ‘the most bombed nation on Earth’ | AJOPINION

“Shortly before the end of World War II, we began to be overrun by the military-industrial complex of the United States, in a way that we are only now beginning to understand,” said Ian Zabarte, senior man. from the Western Shoshone Nation, to AJOpinion. “Then in 1951, the United States established the Nevada Proving Grounds… Continue reading Ian Zabarte on ‘the most bombed nation on Earth’ | AJOPINION

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A history of Arab-Israeli normalisation

What is normalization with Israel? Officially, the term is used to describe an Arab country pursuing policies or actions that treat Israel its citizens as a “normal” part of the Middle East, without holding them responsible for past and continuing crimes against the Palestinian people. Egypt was the first Arab country to normalize its relations… Continue reading A history of Arab-Israeli normalisation

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Belarus’s quest for democracy has a female face

The woman in the black dress with the piercing gaze crosses her arms in defiance. “Eva”, the painting by Franco-Belarusian artist Chaim Soutine, once proudly hung in the gallery of the Belarusian Belgazprombank until its leader Viktar Babaryka announced his candidacy for the presidency. Shortly after, Babaryka was detained on trumped-up charges, thrown in jail,… Continue reading Belarus’s quest for democracy has a female face

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Outspoken Indian lawyer Bhushan fined one rupee for tweets

India’s largest court on Monday ordered a prominent lawyer to pay a fine of 1 rupee (less than 2 cents) after his conviction in a closely watched criminal contempt case that sparked a debate on free speech and l independence of justice in the largest in the world. the democracy. Prashant Bhushan, 63, was convicted… Continue reading Outspoken Indian lawyer Bhushan fined one rupee for tweets

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Russian opposition blogger Zhukov beaten outside home in Moscow

A well-known Russian opposition blogger and radio host was beaten outside his home in Moscow, his spokesman said on Monday, as Kremlin critics say they are under increasing numbers of attacks. Yegor Zhukov, 22, was given a suspended sentence last year for “extremism” for making videos criticizing President Vladimir Putin amid huge protests calling for… Continue reading Russian opposition blogger Zhukov beaten outside home in Moscow

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Opposition challenges Montenegro’s ruling party in tight election

Montenegro’s pro-Western Party could be removed from power for the first time in 30 years after a close election gave opposition camps a slight advantage, the results showed on Monday. The Democratic Socialist Party (DPS), led by President Milo Djukanovic, is still the largest party after winning just over a third of the vote, official… Continue reading Opposition challenges Montenegro’s ruling party in tight election

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US National Guard in Kenosha after police shoot Black man

The US state of Wisconsin deployed the National Guard in response to protests and unrest after Kenosha town police repeatedly shot a black man in the back. The victim, Jacob Blake, is hospitalized in serious condition. Residents say Blake was breaking up a fight. “The irony is not lost on me,” said Mandela Barnes, Lieutenant… Continue reading US National Guard in Kenosha after police shoot Black man

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Sudan signs peace deal with rebel groups from Darfur

The Sudanese government and the main rebel alliance agreed on Monday to a peace deal to end 17 years of conflict. The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the western Darfur region and the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, signed the peace agreement in a ceremony in Juba, capital… Continue reading Sudan signs peace deal with rebel groups from Darfur