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Those Children Could Be My relatives: Canada’s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist On Unmarked graves

The Guardian Recently installed solar lights mark burial sites on Cowessess First Nation, where a search had found 751 unmarked graves from the former Marieval Indian residential school near Grayson, Saskatchewan. Photograph: Shannon Vanraes/Reuters In her job as a forensic pathologist, Kona Williams investigates hundreds of deaths a year. But when she heard that unmarked graves

Private Israeli Spyware Used Against Activists and Journalists

BBC Rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with phone malware sold to authoritarian governments by an Israeli surveillance firm, media reports say. They are on a list of up to 50,000 phone numbers of people believed to be of interest to clients of the company, NSO, leaked to major news

Jovenel Moïse

Haiti President Killed In Home Attack

BBC HAITI’S President Jovenel Moïse has been killed in an attack on his home in the nation’s capital, according to the country’s interim prime minister. Claude Joseph said the president’s home in Port-au-Prince was stormed by unidentified armed men at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT). First Lady Martine Moïse was also injured in the attack.

Philippines Plane Crashes With 92 On Board, 40 Survive

BBC A MILITARY transport aircraft carrying 92 people, mostly troops, has crashed in the southern Philippines. Seventeen bodies were found at the crash site on Jolo island, but 40 people survived and were taken to a nearby military hospital. The plane, a C130 Hercules, was trying to land at Jolo airport when it overshot the

George Floyd Murder Cop Jailed 22 Years

BBC The US white ex-police officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail. The judge said Derek Chauvin’s sentence was based “on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown” to Mr

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Prime Minister Ousted By Parliament

BBC Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after the country’s parliament voted in a new coalition government. A new “government of change” will be led by right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett of the Yamina party. He will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties which was approved with a razor-thin majority of

China ends two-child policy amid population concerns

BBC China has announced that it will allow each couple to have up to three children, marking the end of a strict two-child policy. According to state media outlet Xinhua, the change was approved by President Xi Jinping in a politburo meeting. It comes after a once-in-a-decade census showed that China’s population grew at its

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Indian navy searches for 78 missing from barge sunk by storm

AP Indian navy ships and helicopters searched in extreme weather and rough seas Wednesday for 78 people still missing from a barge that sank off Mumbai as a deadly cyclone blew ashore this week. Navy Cdr. Alok Anand said 183 people were rescued within 24 hours by the three ships and helicopters engaged in the

A second wave of the coronavirus is ravaging parts of India

India Covid: Delhi seeks more cremation space as deaths rise

BBC Police in India’s capital Delhi have asked local authorities to identify more sites for Covid-19 cremations. A second wave of the coronavirus is ravaging parts of India, overwhelming hospitals, morgues and crematoriums. The total number of infections passed 18 million on Thursday, with 386,452 more recorded, the biggest one-day increase on record for any