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Thousands of people marched in Myanmar earlier this month to demand justice for the alleged rape of a two-year-old girl, who has been given the pseudonym “Victoria,” at a private nursery school in the country’s administrative capital, Naypyitaw, on May 16. A driver at the nursery, Aung Kyaw Myo, was first arrested on May 30 as a suspect but was released due to insufficient evidence. The case then picked up widespread attention after the news was shared in Facebook groups, which prompted the government to instruct police to “investigate the case until the truth comes out,” according to the BBC. On July 3, police announced that they had rearrested Aung Kyaw Myo. However, many feel that the man had been wrongly accused by the police, a force that is widely perceived as corrupt or incompetent, according to Reuters. Protesters are not only demanding justice for Victoria but also calling for the government to create a safe environment for children. Government figures show that the number of reported rape cases had increased by 50% in the past two years, and that the victim was a child in nearly two-thirds of all 1,528 reported cases in 2018, according to the BBC. The case is ongoing, with another court hearing on Wednesday. (📷: Getty, Reuters, AP, 📝: @kassy) - #justiceforvictoria #girl #girls #woman #women #daughter #daughters #child #children #kid #kids #rape #victim #sexualassault #genderviolence #sexualviolence #feminism #consent #metoo #timesup #rapeculture #endrapeculture #equality #equalrights #gender #violenceagainstwomen #Naypyitaw #myanmar #burma #burmese

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Boris Johnson will become the UK’s new prime minister after he was elected as the leader of the Conservative party on Tuesday. The former foreign secretary and mayor of London beat Jeremy Hunt, his successor as foreign secretary, in the vote by Conservative party members. He will take over in Downing Street from Theresa May on Wednesday. He has promised to ensure that the UK departs the European Union by the Brexit deadline of Oct. 31 one way or the other, even if it means leaving without a withdrawal agreement. Addressing the party after the result was announced, Johnson said, “We are going to energise the country. We’re going to get Brexit done on October 31. We’re going to take advantage of all the opportunities that it can bring in a new spirit of ‘can-do’.” For more, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Getty, 📝: @kassy) - #borisjohnson #bojo #tory #tories #pm #primeminister #pm #politics #ukpolitics #brexit #leave #remain #conservativeparty #conservatives #theresamay #downingstreet #westminster #number10 #london #britain #unitedkingdom #uk #europe #europeanunion #eu #british #european

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At least 34 people have died after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday. Another 36 people were injured following the fire at Kyoto Animation, also known as KyoAni, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said. According to NHK, a man was seen spreading a gasoline-like substance around the building and shouted “Die!” before lighting the fire. Police have identified the suspect as Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old man, who has yet to be arrested as he is still being treated for severe burns. Unnamed police sources told Japanese news outlets that Aoba had told the police that he had started the fire because he believed the studio had stolen a novel from him. The suspected arson is one of the deadliest attacks in postwar Japan. The victims have not yet been identified publicly as some of their bodies are so badly burned that they are difficult to identify, according to Kyoto police. The studio, which was founded in 1981, was one of the few anime studios which hired much of its staff full time instead of relying on contractors and freelancers. It has produced popular shows and movies including “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” “K-On” and “Clannad” and has done contract work for anime company Studio Ghibli, according to the New York Times. (📷: AP, Reuters, 📝: @kassy) - #prayforkyoani #helpkyoaniheal #fire #fires #flame #blaze #arson #burning #anime #animelife #animation #animator #animators #artist #artists #victim #victims #studio #kyoani #kyotoanimation #kyoto #japan #japanese #京アニ #京都 #京都アニメーション

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Utrecht, a city in the Netherlands, has installed green roofs on 316 of its bus stops to help improve air quality and contribute to the city’s biodiversity. The bus stops now double as bee stops, providing additional places for bees to pollinate. The roofs also capture dust, store rain water and provide cooling in the summer time. As part of the green initiative, the bus stops are also outfitted with efficient LED lights and a bamboo bench. The city has also recently replaced 10 diesel buses with electric buses and aims to operate only CO2 neutral buses by 2028 🚌🌿🐝 (📷: @brightvibesmedia, @uitdragerij, 📝: @kassy) - #busstop #busstops #bus #buses #publictransportation #transportation #bee #bees #savethebees #pollination #bumblebees #insect #insects #greenarchitecture #plant #plants #nature #ecofriendly #biodiversity #environment #environmentalism #pollution #savetheearth #saveourplanet #sustainability #utrecht #netherlands #dutch #nederland #nederlands

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Nine deer at Nara Park in western Japan have died after eating plastic bags and food wrappers. The Nara Deer Preservation Foundation said that nine out of the 14 deer that have died since March had plastic in their stomachs, with one reportedly having more than 9 lbs (4 kg) of rubbish in its stomach. A spokesperson for the preservation foundation told Japan’s Kyodo News Agency that tourists often discard food wrappers and plastic bags on the island, which the deer then mistakenly consume as food. The spokesperson said that the deer were very skinny and may have died as a result of malnutrition from the indigestible plastic filling up the space in their stomachs. There are more than 1,000 deer at Nara, which is a popular tourist destination. Park visitors can feed the deer special sugar-free snacks without any plastic packaging sold at nearby shops. On Wednesday, volunteers took part in a mass clean up of the park and collected more than 68lbs (31 kg) of plastic waste. (📷: Getty, nara_aigokai / Twitter 📝: @kassy) - #naradeer #naradeerpark #deer #deers #deerofinstagram #animal #animals #animaloftheday #animalsofig #wildlife #plastic #plasticbag #plasticbags #normoreplastic #saynotoplastic #savetheplanet #saveouroceans #environmentalism #environmentalist #singleuseplastic #plasticpollution #endplasticpollution #savetheearth #saveourplanet #sustainability #narapark #nara #japan #japanese

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Hodan Nalayeh, a Somali-Canadian journalist, returned home to Somalia in May after more than 30 years because she wanted to share positive stories about Somalia, a side of her home country that is rarely depicted in the West. On Friday, she was killed in a terrorist attack on a hotel in Kismayo. The 43-year-old, who was pregnant, and her husband were among the 26 people who were killed in the al-Shabab militant attack, which wounded an additional 56 people. Nalayeh, a mother of two raised in Canada, is the founder of Integration TV, an English channel where she shares uplifting human interest stories about Somalia and the Somali diaspora. Nalayeh had more than 60,000 subscribers on YouTube. Following her death, the Somali diaspora having been paying tribute to her on social media, and Somalia’s government has announced an annual prize in her honor to be rewarded to outstanding individuals from the Somali diaspora. (📷: @hodantv, 📝: @kassy) - #hodannalayeh #woman #women #journalist #reporter #mom #moms #mother #mum #mums #journalism #terrorism #terrorist #murder #terrorism #terrorist #extremism #violence #attack #militant #militants #victim #victims #kismayo #somalia #somali #canada #canadian

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Ahead of a climbing ban that will be instituted on Oct. 26, tourists are flocking to climb Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, the iconic sandstone monolith in the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory’s “Red Centre.” A spokesperson from Tourism Central Australia told the New York Times that more than 370,000 people visited the rock in 2018, which is a 20 percent increase from 2017, adding that that the sudden influx of tourists is putting strain on the site, leading to reports of increased illegal camping, trespassing and trash dumping. Photos shared on social media showed crowds of tourists climbing the 1,141 foot (348 meter) rock. The rock is sacred to indigenous Anangu Australians and sits inside a national park that is a Unesco World Heritage site. Signs at the base of the site have read “This is our home” and “Please do not climb” for years. Following their plea, the board members of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park announced a ban in November 2017, which is also intended to help prevent environmental mental damage to the rock. (📷: Getty, Katrina Beavan at ABC Alice Springs, 📝: @kassy) - #uluru #ayersrock #rock #monolith #tourist #tourists #tourism #crowd #crowds #climb #climber #climbers #climbing #hike #hiker #hikers #travel #environment #indigenious #indigenouspeople #anangu #redcentre #northernterritory #nationalpark #unescoworldheritage #unesco #australia #australian #aussie #straya

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On @world today: East West Market, a grocery store in Vancouver, Canada, designed and printed embarrassing slogans on its plastic bags in an attempt to discourage customers from using single-use plastic bags for their shopping. The shop’s owner, David Lee Kwen, told the Guardian that he came up with the idea after he found that the shop’s 5-cent charge for plastic bags wasn’t deterring people from using them. “We wanted to give them something humorous, but also something that made them think at the same time,” he said. The bags, however, turned out to be such a hit that Kwen is now looking to transfer the images on to canvas bags. “Some of the customers want to collect them because they love the idea of it,” he said, adding that he still believes the plan is working as they have managed to start a conversation 🇨🇦♻️😂 (📷: East West Market / Facebook, 📝: @kassy) - #plasticbag #plasticbags #plastic #normoreplastic #saynotoplastic #savetheplanet #saveouroceans #environmentalism #environmentalist #singleuseplastic #plasticpollution #endplasticpollution #savetheearth #saveourplanet #sustainability #recycling #recycle #totebags #canvasbags #groceries #grocerybags #bag #bags #design #environment #vancouver #canada #canadian

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Pakistan’s top judge has announced that the country is setting up more than 1,000 courts dedicated to violence against women. “The atmosphere of these courts will be different from other courts so that complainants can speak their heart without their fear,” the country’s chief justice said in his announcement. Domestic violence is often seen as a taboo topic in the conservative Muslim country, which sees thousands of cases of violence against women every year, from sexual assaults, kidnappings and “honor killings,” according to the Guardian. There were at least 845 incidents of sexual violence against women in the country in 2018, according to the Human Rights of Pakistan, which said that violence against women often goes unreported especially in rural areas, where poverty and stigma prevents victims from speaking out. The new courts will operate within existing courthouses, but the domestic violence hearings will be held separately from other cases to allow victims to speak out without fear of retaliation. (📷: Getty, 📝: @kassy) - #woman #women #girl #girls #justice #court #courts #violence #femicide #sexualviolence #violenceagainstwomen #genderviolence #feminism #womensrights #equality #victim #victims #consent #metoo #timesup #honorkilling #gender #genderequality #equality #equalrights #pakistan #pakistani

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A freak hailstorm on Sunday left the city of Guadalajara in Jalisco state, Mexico, covered in ice up to 5 ft (1.5 meters) thick. The heavy hailstorm lasted 20 minutes, between 1:50 and 2:10 am local time, when the air temperature suddenly dropped from 72F (22C) to 57F (14C). Authorities said that about 200 homes were damaged and dozens of vehicles were swept away due to flooding and fallen trees, but there were no reports of injuries, according to the BBC. “I witnessed scenes I had never seen before: hail more than a meter high, and we wonder if climate change is real,” Jalisco’s state governor, Enrique Alfaro, tweeted. Swipe 👉 to see some of the photos from the aftermath of the storm ⛈😱🇲🇽 (📷: Reuters, Getty, AP, @enriquealfaror, 📝: @kassy) - #hail #hailstorm #storm #storms #crazyweather #naturaldisaster #weather #severewestaher #extremeweather #rain #torrentiarain #climate #globalwarming #climatechange #environment #temperature #temperatures #climatechangeisreal #stopclimatechange #city #cities #guadalajara #jalisco #mexico #méxico #mex #mx #mexican

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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Sudan’s major cities on Sunday to continue to call for civilian rule, in the biggest mass protest since a military crackdown on June 3 killed at least 128 people. Sunday’s protests left seven people dead and nearly 200 injured, the New York Times reported. Security forces fired tear gas at protesters in the capital, Khartoum, Omdurman, and the eastern town of Gadaref, according to the BBC. The protests coincided with the 30th anniversary of a coup that brought Omar Al-Bashir, the country’s dictator of 30 years, to power. Bashir was forced from power and arrested by the military in April, following months of mass protests. Protesters are demanding that the transitional military council hands over power to a civilian government. (📷: Reuters, Getty, AP, 📝: @kassy) - #sudanuprising #iamsudan#iamsudanrevolution #freesudan#sudanese_protest #sudanrevolts#sudan_revolts #protest#demonstration #rally#prodemocracy #government#violence #crackdown#omaralbashir #omarhassanalbashir#bashir #military #antigovernment#sudan #sudanese #africa #african#مجزرة_القيادة_العامة#عيد_شهيد#اعتصام_رويال_كير#اعتصام_القيادة_العامه#السودان

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Hundreds of thousands of people held a massive protest in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday demanding the country’s billionaire prime minister, Andrej Babiš, step down. Babis, the Czech Republic’s richest man, ran on an anti-corruption campaign but has been accused of illegally obtaining €2 million ($2.3 million) in subsidies from the European Union that were designated for small businesses for the development of a complex and resort that includes a farm, hotel, and zoo, called “Stork’s Nest” by hiding his ownership of the center. He is also the subject of a conflict-of-interest investigation over his conglomerate, Agrofert, allegedly benefiting from EU funds. Babis has denied the allegations. In April, police recommended that prosecutors indict Babis on fraud charges. The next day, the justice minister resigned. Babis then replaced the justice minister with an ally, who many believed would protect him from the potential fraud charges. This triggered a series of protests across the country, which led to Saturday’s protest, which was the largest demonstration in the country since the fall of communism in 1989. (📷: AP, Getty, Reuters, 📝: @kassy) - #andrejbabis #babis #politician #politicians #billionaire #business #businessman #businessmen #fraud #conflictofinterest #primeminister #pm #protest #demonstration #march #rally #democracy #demonstrace #milionchvilek #milionchvilekprodemokracii #demokracie #letna #praha #prague #czech #czechrepublic #ČapíHnízdo

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Firefighters in Dortmund, Germany, responded to a call on Thursday morning about a squirrel that needed their help near a downtown park. When they arrived, they spotted a red squirrel with its head poking out of a manhole cover that it had gotten stuck in. After initial attempts to free the squirrel were unsuccessful, they took the entire manhole cover to a nearby veterinary clinic. While police guarded the open sewer, the vet used an anesthetic to calm the squirrel and free it. The squirrel was treated for superficial neck wounds and is expected to be released back into the wild, the AP reported 🚒🐿 (📷: @feuerwehrdortmund, 📝: @kassy) - #squirrel #squirrels #squirrelsofinstagram #squirrellove #squirrellife #ilovesquirrel #squirrelsofig #redsquirrel #squirrellover #squirrelsquad #manhole #manholecover #sewer #animal #animals #animalsofig #animaloftheday #wildlife #firefighter #firefighters #firemen #firefighterlife #rescue #dortmund #germany #german #deutschland #deutsche

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Spain’s Supreme Court has found five men who were previously cleared of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman during the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona in 2016 guilty of rape and raised their sentences to 15 years. The decision on Friday overruled a previous verdict last year by lower courts that found José Ángel Prenda, Alfonso Cabezuelo, Antonio Manuel Guerrero, Jesús Escudero, and Ángel Boz guilty of the lesser charge of sexual abuse with nine-year jail sentences. The men’s lawyer at the time had argued that because the woman had consented because she was immobile and had her eyes closed in the video that was taken by one of the men. The previous verdict in the La Manada – or “wolf pack” – case, named after the men’s WhatsApp chat group, led to mass protests across Spain, as well as a debate over the country’s sexual offenses legislation. Following the nationwide outcry, the case was appealed by the public prosecutor, the victim, and regional authorities, the New York Times reported, and on Friday, the Supreme Court said in its verdict that the victim “at no point consented to the sexual acts carried out by the accused.” The decision is seen as a landmark for women’s rights in the country. (📷: Getty, AP, Reuters, 📝: @kassy) - #woman #women #girl #girls #lamanada #wolfpack #gangrape #rape #sexualassault #genderviolence #sexualabuse #sexualviolence #rapeculture #endrapeculture #consent #metoo #timesup #womensrights #equality #equalrights #gender #feminism #violenceagainstwomen #yotecreo #yositecreo #noesno #violación #pamplona #spain #españa

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Tens of thousands of people in India celebrated International Yoga Day on Friday by practicing yoga in various locations all around the country. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took part in the main event in Jharkhand state, which kicked off the celebrations for the fifth annual festival. Swipe 👉 to see some of the best photos from International Yoga Day 🇮🇳🧘‍♀️(📷: AP, Getty, Reuters, 📝: @kassy) - #yoga #internationalyogaday #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogaforlife #yogagram #yogi #instayoga #yogalife #yogaposes #yogapractice #yogalove #yogalifestyle #yogatime #yogaeverydamnday #igyoga #yogaaddict #yogalover #exercise #health #wellbeing #culture #india #indian

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As part of his book, “Daily Bread,” photographer Gregg Segal wanted to visualize what an entire week’s diet looks like for children around the globe. He enlisted the help of children from all sorts of cultural and economic backgrounds, asking each of them to keep a journal of what they eat every day. At the end of the week, Segal had a team of chefs prepare the dishes for a portrait session with each kid. The results bring a striking perspective on the differences and similarities between diets across borders and classes 🌏🍽 For more, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: @greggsegal) - 1. Long Beach, California, USA / Upper Xingu region of Mato Grosso, Brazil 2. Nice, France 3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates 5. Mumbai, India 6. Gombak, Malaysia 7. Dakar, Senegal 8. Hamburg, Germany - #food #foodie #foodporn #instafood #foodlover #foodpics #foodlovers #foodstyle #eat #yum #nomnom #foodstagram #portrait #portraitphotography #child #children #kid #kids #breakfast #lunch #dinner #cuisine #usa #brazil #france #malaysia #uae #india #senegal #germany

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On Thursday, Steffen Olsen, an Arctic researcher with the Danish Meteorological Institute, set out on a sled to retrieve equipment from a weather station in northwest Greenland. He was confronted with an unusual sight; the ice had been completely covered in water. The flooding came from the ice sheet melting as a result of temperatures soaring to as much 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) higher than usual last week. A day before Olsen set out, the melting had been the most extensive at 275,000 miles, or about 45 percent of the ice sheet’s surface, a geophysicist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory told the New York Times. The Greenland ice sheet melts every summer, but this amount of melting doesn’t usually occur until the later months of July or August. In fact, Wednesday’s melt event set the record for the earliest date that this amount of melting had occurred since satellites began measuring annual melting levels in 1979. Although the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice body in the world, gains mass over the winter from snow, the mass of the ice sheet has begun to decline as warmer temperatures have led to increased melting outpacing the accumulation of snow in the winter months. Climate models project that local warming in Greenland will be 5°F (3°C) to 16°F (9°C) during this century, which would initiate the long-term melting of the ice sheet, leading to a complete melting of the ice sheet over centuries that would result in a global sea level rise of about 23 feet (7 meters). A rise of this level would inundate almost every major coastal city in the world, according to studies. (📷: Steffen Olsen / Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut, 📝: @kassy) - #globalwarming #climatechange #climate #environment #ice #icesheet #meltwater #water #melting #melt #snow #glacier #temperature #temperatures #sea #sealevel #sealevels #sea #ocean #weather #stopclimatechange #climatechangeisreal #savetheenvironment #environmentalism #savetheearth #savourplanet #sustainability #earth #greenlandicesheet #greenland

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Nang Mwe San, a 29-year-old doctor in Myanmar who became a model, has had her medical license revoked by the country’s medical council after she posted photos of her modeling bikini and lingerie to her social media. Mwe San decided to switch professions two years ago, when she started shooting commercials and posting photos of her modeling on her Facebook pages. In January, she was summoned by Myanmar’s Medical Council, which oversees the country’s doctors and hospitals, and told not to dress in a way that “violated Myanmar tradition” and ordered to delete the revealing photos. Mwe San told the New York Times that she was made to sign an agreement to delete her modeling images from Facebook, and when she didn’t, the council revoked her license. The council said that she had violated the agreement and “traditional Myanmar culture,” citing a rule that gives it the power to revoke the license of anyone unable to carry out their duties “in accordance with the qualifications of a medical practitioner,” according to the New York Times. (📷: @nangmwesan, 📝: @kassy) - #woman #women #girl #girls #clothing #clothes #outfit #dress #model #modeling #modelling #modellife #bikinimodel #lingeriemodel #bikini #lingerie #swimwear #womensrights #gender #genderequality #equalrights #discrimination #sexism #equalrights #equality #feminism #myanmar #burma #burmese

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Hundreds of thousands of women in Switzerland held a strike on Friday to attend protests against gender inequality. Women all around the country skipped jobs and housework to join the protests calling for equal pay, recognition of their work, and more respect. The crowds around the country reached their peak at 3:24pm, the time when Swiss women stop being paid for their work in an average work day due to the gender wage gap. Swiss women earn an average of 18 percent less pay than their male colleagues, according to official statistics, and the New York Times reported that traditional gender roles also remain deeply ingrained in households, where women are responsible for two thirds of the domestic tasks, according to a 2013 study. Friday’s protest came exactly 28 years after more than half a million women took to the streets in a similar strike in 1991 to protest against sexual discrimination. That protest was the biggest industrial action in Swiss history🇨🇭👩✊ (📷: Getty, AP, Reuters, 📝: @kassy) - #frauenstreik #grèvedesfemmes #grèvesdesfemmes2019 #woman #women #girl #girls #paygap #genderpaygap #equalpay #glassceiling #feminism #feminist #equalrights #equality #womensrights #genderequality #gender #workplace #work #thefutureisfemale #womenempowerment #protest #march #demonstration #strike #signs #protestsigns #switzerland #swiss

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Ecuador’s highest court has voted to approve same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the majority Catholic country. Five out of nine judges voted in favor of lawsuits by two same-sex couples who wanted to get married, arguing that the country’s current marriage laws were discriminatory and unconstitutional and that all people are equal. The other four judges said that issue had to be debated in parliament. As the verdict on Wednesday was binding, The country’s National Assembly will now introduce and pass a bill to modify the current definition of marriage as a union between a man and woman only, according to CNN. The news was met with celebrations across Quito and in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s second-largest city, the BBC reported. Ecuador has recognized same-sex unions since 2015, which granted couples the same rights as married couples with the exception of adoption, according to CNN 🇪🇨🌈(📷: Getty, AP, 📝: @kassy) - #samesexmarriage #gaymarriage #lgbt #lgbtq #pride #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #trans #queer #love #marriage #couple #couples #lovewins #loveislove #lgbtpride #equality #equalrights #marriageequality #samesex #civilunion #quito #guayaquil #ecuador #ecuadorian

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Botswana’s High Court has struck down colonial-era laws that criminalized gay sex, declaring it to be unconstitutional in a huge boost for LGBT rights in Africa. Homosexuality was outlawed in the country’s penal code in 1965, and people who were in same-sex relationships could face up to seven years in prison, with terms of up to five years for “any person who attempts” to engage in homosexual acts, according to the New York Times. “Human dignity is harmed when minority groups are marginalized,” Judge Michael Leburu said on Tuesday when he delivered the unanimous verdict, “Sexual orientation is not a fashion statement. It’s an important attribute of one’s personality. All people are entitled to autonomy over their sexual expression.” 🇧🇼🌈 For more, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: AP, Getty, 📝: @kassy) - #gaysex #samesex #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #trans #queer #intersex #loveislove #love #lovewins #couple #couples #pride #lgbtpride #equality #equalrights #humanrights #botswana #batswana #africa #african

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Major cities in Sudan have been shut down as people around the country began to take part in a mass general strike on Sunday as part of a “civil disobedience” campaign called for by groups opposing the country’s military rule. Four protesters were killed in sporadic violence in the capital, Khartoum, and Omdurman, during the strike, the Guardian reported. This comes after a deadly crackdown that began last Monday when Sudan’s security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters holding a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum, killing an estimated 31 people and injuring hundreds more. Doctors and activists say that more than 100 people have since been killed and at least 326 people have been injured, with paramilitaries firing on pro-democracy protesters, burning tents, and beating civilians, according to the New York Times. The Guardian reported that paramilitaries also threw dozens of bodies into the Nile to try and hide the number of casualties during the crackdown. The Central Sudan Doctors’ Committee, a doctors’ group that has helped organize protests, said that the bodies of 40 people had been pulled from the Nile. Residents have reported rapes and robberies by paramilitaries and said that almost all internet and phone services have been restricted or cut off, the Times reported. If the death toll is confirmed, then it would be the deadliest attack on protesters by security forces since April, when Omar Al-Bashir, the country’s dictator for 30 years, was forced from power and arrested by the military following months of mass protests. Protesters say their civilian disobedience campaign will continue until the transitional military council hands over power to a civilian government. For more, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Reuters, Getty, 📝: @kassy) - #sudanuprising #iamsudan #iamsudanrevolution #freesudan #sudanese_protest #sudanrevolts #sudan_revolts #protest #demonstration #rally #prodemocracy #government #violence #crackdown #omaralbashir #omarhassanalbashir #bashir #military #antigovernment #sudan #sudanese #africa #african #مجزرة_القيادة_العامة #عيد_شهيد#اعتصام_رويال_كير #اعتصام_القيادة_العامه#السودان

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Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong in a historic protest on Sunday against a bill that would allow people suspected of crimes by Chinese authorities to be sent to China for trial. The protest was the largest in Hong Kong in decades, with organizers saying that more than 1 million joined the protest, or roughly 1 in 7 people in Hong Kong. Protesters are worried authorities will use the law to send dissidents, activists and others in Hong Kong, including foreign visitors, to face trial in mainland Chinese courts, which are controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party, the New York Times reported. Hong Kong, a special administrative region within China, was under British rule until 1997 and today continues to have separate government and economic systems from the communist People’s Republic. Hong Kong currently doesn’t have a treaty to allow extradition of suspects to China, and opponents of the bill told news organizations they feared the new bill would erode the rights they have under their separate system of government. For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Getty, Reuters, AP, 📝: @kassy) - #nochinaextradition #noextraditiontochinan #noextradition #反送中 #protest #demonstration #march #rally #extradition #democracy #carrielam #homekong #hongkong #hk #hongkonger #china #chinese #government #activism #activist #dissident #dissidents #cpc #香港 #香港人加油 #香港人 #逃犯條例 #林鄭 #中國 #🇭🇰

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A durian, a fruit known for its smell, has sold for $48,000 (1.5 million baht) at a charity auction in Nonthaburi, Thailand. The luxury durian was handpicked from a nearby farm where a durian costs at least $600. A local businessman bought the durian, chosen for its perfect size, shape, and ripeness, at King of Durian 2019 festival. The total proceeds from the charity auction will be given back to farmers and donated to local charities for buying medical equipment for hospitals, Channel News Asia reported 🇹🇭 (📷: AP, 📝: @kassy) - #durian #durians #durianfruit #durianlovers #durianlover #thaifruit #fruit #fruits #instafruit #fruitlovers #fruitporn #instafruits #fruitstagram #freshfruits #fruitlover #fruitarian #fruitlove #frugivore #food #foodie #foodporn #instafood #foodlover #auction #auctions #charity #charityauction #nonthaburi #thailand #thai

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Noa Pothoven, a 17-year-old in the Netherlands, has died in her home in Arnhem, after refusing to eat and her parents and doctors agreed not to force feed her, offering her palliative care instead. Last year, it was reported by that Pothoven applied for euthanasia or assisted suicide at an “end of life” clinic in The Hague but her request was rejected. Pothoven wrote an autobiography that detailed what happened when she was sexually assaulted multiple times starting at 11 years old and later raped at 14. She also spoke of her struggles with PTSD, anorexia, depression and the way the country provides support for young people. On Sunday, Pothoven passed away in her living room and she wrote a final post on Instagram where she said “Love is letting go”. Her death, however, was misreported by multiple international media outlets as “legal euthanasia.” For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 - #noapothoven #girl #girls #palliativecare #mentalhealth #mentalillness #rape #rapesurvivor #rapevictim #victim #sexualassault #genderviolence #sexualviolence #genderviolence #ptsd #anorexia #depression #assistedsuicide #euthanasia #DeLevenseindekliniek #thehague #netherlands #dutch #nederland #nederlands

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Niels Högel, a 42-year-old nurse in Germany, was found guilty of murdering 85 of his patients on Thursday and sentenced to life in prison. Authorities say while Högel was working at clinics in the northern German towns of Delmenhorst and Oldenburg between 2000 and 2005, he injected deadly doses of drugs on his patients to induce cardiac arrest so that he could show off his resuscitation skills but failed to bring back dozens of patients. Officials suspect that he may have killed as many as 300 patients. He is considered the most prolific serial killer in the history of peacetime Germany, and perhaps in the world, according to the New York Times. Högel is already serving a life sentence from February 2015 for two murders and several attempted murders of intensive care patients at another hospital. On Thursday, the judge called his crimes “beyond comprehension” and sentenced him to the most severe form of life sentence possible under German law, which doesn’t allow for the usual possibility of parole after 15 years, according to DW. Högel had apologized to the victims’ families on Wednesday, saying that he would like to “sincerely apologize for what I have done to each and every one of you” and that he had come to realize the amount of suffering his “terrible deeds” had caused, according to the Guardian. (📷: Getty, 📝: @kassy) - #nurse #nurses #medical #medicine #patient #patients #patientcare #clinic #clinics #hospital #hospitallife #nurselife #nursinglife #nursesofinstagram #doctor #doctors #doctorlife #medicallife #medlife #killer #serialkiller #man #men #murder #victim #victims #rip #resuscitation #germany #german

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Kenya’s high court has upheld colonial-era laws that criminalize gay sex. A presiding judge said petitioners had failed to prove that LGBT people were specifically being discriminated against by the penal codes, or that LGBT people had been denied health care on the basis of their sexuality. Friday’s ruling comes after a three-year fight led by Kenyan civil rights attorneys and LGBT activists who wanted the court to abolish two colonial-era penal codes that described gay sex as “against the order of nature,” a felony that could result in up to 14 years in prison. For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Getty, AP) - #gaysex #samesex #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #trans #queer #intersex #loveislove #love #couple #couples #pride #lgbtpride #equality #equalrights #humanrights #kenya #kenyan #africa #african

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The Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province in China has released a photo it captured of an all-white albino giant panda, believed to the first of its kind to be documented. The photo of the panda was captured in April with an infrared camera at the reserve and scientists determined that the panda’s all-white appearance and reddish eyes were caused by albinism, which is rare and manifests itself infrequently. Local researchers say they believe the panda is between one and two years old but could not determine its sex from the photo. The giant panda is native to China and is the rarest member of the bear species, with fewer than 2,000 remaining in the wild, according to the Guardian 🇨🇳🐼 (📷: Getty, 📝: @kassy) - #panda #pandas #giantpanda #giantpandas #pandabear #pandalove #bear #bears #albino #abinism #whitepanda #animal #animals #animallovers #animalphotos #instaanimals #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #conservation #nature #forest #wolong #sichuan #china #chinese

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A week after Taiwan became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, hundreds of same-sex couples around the island registered as married at household registration offices on Friday. Thousands of people also took part in a mass wedding banquet in the capital, Taipei, on Saturday to celebrate the first legally recognized same-sex marriages in Taiwan 🇹🇼🌈💕 (📷: Getty, AP, Reuters, 📝: @kassy) - #samesexmarriage #gaymarriage #lgbt #lgbtq #pride #love #marriage #married #justmarried #wedding #bride #groom #couple #couples #love #lovewins #loveislove #lgbtpride #equality #equalrights #marriageequality #samesex #taipei #婚禮 #愛 #結婚 #平權 #同性婚姻 #同志 #台北 #台灣

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At least 1,241 people have died in the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo in what has become the second largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded in history. The outbreak started last August, and a third of those who have fallen ill are children, a higher proportion than previous outbreaks, according to the United Nations. Despite an effective new vaccine, the number of new cases has continued to rise in recent weeks, in part due to attacks on medical centers and community mistrust, according to the UN and the World Health Organization. Efforts to combat the epidemic are being severely hampered by attacks on treatment centers and health workers by militia groups, suspicion of the national government which is managing eradication efforts, and mistrust of the disease – which many residents view as a conspiracy – and of international medical experts who are trying to get patients into treatment centers, according to the New York Times. Since January, there have been 130 attacks on health facilities, which caused four deaths and injured 38 people, according to the UN. The outbreak has been contained in parts of Ituri and North Kivu provinces, but the UN and WHO said the risk of spread to other provinces and neighboring countries remains very high. On Friday, the UN and WHO announced in a joint statement that they are strengthening efforts to contain the epidemic. The UN has created a new Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator role and increased support for humanitarian coordination and preparedness and readiness planning. The WHO is implementing strategies to identify and treat people as quickly as possible, expanding vaccinations, and redoubling work to end transmission in health facilities. Additional UN measures will also be implemented to aid the work of non-governmental organizations and agencies already on the ground. (📷: Reuters, Getty, 📝: @kassy) - #ebola #ebolavirus #virus #disease #diseases #illness #sick #sickness #epidemic #outbreak #vaccine #vaccines #medical #medicalcenter #medicine #health #healthcare #doctor #doctors #medicalworker #humanitarian #humanitarianwork #congo #democraticrepublicofcongo #drc #africa #african

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An order of monks at Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium, where the Grimbergen beers were first brewed by monks, are starting to brew beer again after a 220 year hiatus. The monks recently delved into the abbey’s archives to find the original ingredients and brewing methods dating back to the 12th Century, which were thought to be lost when the abbey was burned down by French revolutionaries in 1798. A new microbrewery will be built on the same spot as the original, and the monks will be combining the traditional methods with modern and innovative techniques, according to a statement. It expects to produce its first ales in late 2020, Reuters reported 🇧🇪🍻 (📷: Reuters, Grimbergen, 📝: @kassy) - #man #men #monk #monks #abbey #monastery #norbertine #grimbergen #beer #beers #beerlover #instabeer #ilovebeer #lovebeer #bier ##beerlovers #beerstagram #beerporn #beertography #alcohol #microbrew #brew #brewing #brewery #brewer #brewers #microbrewery #belgium #belgian

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A doctor in Ratodero, in Sindh province, Pakistan, has been arrested and is under investigation after at least 10 families accused him of infecting their children with HIV by reusing syringes. Muzaffar Ghangro, who has AIDs, has denied the charges, saying that he didn’t do anything intentionally, the Guardian reported. In the past month, more than 600 people, most of them children between one month and 15 years old, have been diagnosed with HIV in the area in what has become an HIV epidemic. The recent outbreak is now also being linked to major failures in the health care system, according to NPR. Most doctors in the town are untrained and many practice folk medicine, and diseases are often spread through the reuse of syringes, piercings done with unsanitary equipment, and a lack of standards for blood transfusions, the BBC reported. Sindh province accounts for half of the 150,000 HIV-positive cases in Pakistan, according to UNAIDS. (📷: Getty, AP) - #hiv #hivpositive #aids #infection #virus #outbreak #epidemic #child #children #baby #babies #kid #kids #boy #boys #girl #girls #doctor #doctors #sanitation #syringe #syringes #health #medicine #medicalcenter #medical #ratodero #sindh #pakistan #pakistani

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Three women with visual impairments in Colombia are using their enhanced sense of feel to help improve early breast cancer detection in the country and are outperforming doctors at finding tissue alterations, according to the Guardian. The women are specifically trained to use their fingertips to detect nodules – groupings of cells – which may be the first signs of the disease. They are part of the Hands Save Lives project at Cali, which uses a method that was made popular a decade ago by German doctor Frank Hoffman. Hoffman said that visually impaired women can detect about 30% more tissue alterations than doctors, and those changes can be 50% smaller than those usually identified by medics, according to the Guardian. The women are guided by five adhesive strips marked in braille, which allow them to report exact locations of lumps to doctors. More than 8,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in Colombia each year, according to official statistics, but experts say the death rate is rising because many new cases are diagnosed too late. (📷: Getty) - #woman #women #girl #girls #blind #visuallyimpaired #legallyblind #visualimpairment #braille #disability #disabled #disabilitypride #disabilityrights #disabilityawareness #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #cancer #cancerawareness #earlydetection #pinkribbon #medicallife #medlife #medicalcenter #medical #mte #examination #medicalexamination #cali #colombia #colombian

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Dutee Chand, a 23-year-old Indian sprinter, has become the first openly LGBT professional athlete in her country after she told local newspaper, The Sunday Express, that she is in a same-sex relationship with a woman from her village in eastern India. Her announcement comes less than a year after India’s Supreme Court struck down a 157-year-old law that criminalized gay sex. Chand, a member of India’s national track and field team, is known for winning a lawsuit in 2015 against the International Association of Athletics Federations for banning her from competing against other women because she has hyperandrogenism, a condition that naturally produces high testosterone levels. Many saw the rule as an example of international sports organizations policing women for having “masculine” qualities, according to the New York Times. Chand was the first Indian sprinter to reach a final at a global athletics event, the World Youth Championships in 2013, has competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and won two silver medals at the Asian Games in 2018, the BBC reported. “I have always believed that everyone should have the freedom to love. There is no greater emotion than love and it should not be denied,” Chand said 🇮🇳🌈❤️ (📷: Getty) - #duteechand #woman #women #sprint #sprinter #run #runner #runners #run #running #instarunner #runnersofinstagram #athlete #athletes #sport #sports #trackandfield #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lesbian #gay #loveislove #pride #equality #equalrights #samesex #equality #india #indian

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Greta Bellamacina, a 28-year-old British director, said she was denied entry from Cannes Film Festival, where her film “Hurt By Paradise” was screening, because she had turned up with her four-month-old son. Bellamacina told the Guardian that the festival initially refused her child entry to the site, but were eventually allowed into the accreditation area after “much stressful debate.” She said she was then told her stroller would have to be sent through a different entrance and that her child would require a delegate’s pass which costs around $335. She said she offered to pay the fee but then was told that it would take 48 hours to process her request and was asked to leave the site, according to the Guardian. Bellamacina’s film is about a young single mother trying to balance her life as a writer and was screening in the market section of the festival. Cannes organizers said they are seeking more information about the incident. (📷: Getty, @gretabellamacina) - #woman #women #mom #moms #mother #mothers #mum #mums #parent #parents #kid #kids #child #children #baby #babies #newmom #newmum #workingmom #workingmum #director #cannes #cannesfilmfestival #feminism #equality #equalrights #gender #womensrights #british

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Taiwan’s parliament voted to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Friday, almost two years after the country’s constitutional court ruled that the existing law, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, was unconstitutional. This makes Taiwan the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The decision was met with cheers by the tens of thousands of people who had gathered in the rain outside the parliamentary building in the capital, Taipei. Lawmakers had debated between three bills, passing the most progressive of the three, which was the only one to use the word “marriage” as opposed to “same-sex family relationships” or “same-sex unions.” The law will go into effect after Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen passes it into law, according to the BBC. “On May 17th, 2019 in #Taiwan, #LoveWon. We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country,” Tsai tweeted after the vote 🇹🇼🌈 (📷: Getty, AP, Reuters) - #samesexmarriage #gaymarriage #lgbt #lgbtq #pride #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #trans #queer #love #marriage #couple #couples #lovewins #loveislove #lgbtpride #equality #equalrights #marriageequality #samesex #taipei #平權 #同性婚姻 #同志 #台北 #台灣

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Hundreds of people in Havana, Cuba, held their own pride march on Saturday after the government canceled the official march, which was going on its 12th year. More than 100 Cubans took part in the unauthorized march before being stopped by dozens of security officials. At least three activists were arrested by plainclothes police, the New York Times reported, while others were ordered to disperse. Earlier in the week, the state-run Center for Sex Education said in a Facebook post that the Conga Against Homophobia had been canceled on orders from the Ministry of Health due to “new tensions in the international and regional context that directly and indirectly affect our country and have tangible and intangible impacts in the normal development of our daily life and the implementation of the policies of the Cuban state.” The center called the alternative parade a “provocation.” Tensions have risen between Cuba and the United States since Washington threw its support behind Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, and Havana, a close ally of Venezuela, maintained support for President Nicolás Maduro, according to the Washington Post. (📷: Reuters, Getty) - #pride #prideparade #pridemarch #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #trans #queer #intersex #asexual #equality #equalrights #love #loveislove #samesex #gender #sex #couple #man #men #woman #women #havana #cuba #cuban

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For the first time ever, Ireland has invoked a 1999 immigration act, banning an American pastor accused of homophobic and anti-Semitic hate speech from entering the country on the grounds of national security or public policy. Ireland’s minister of justice and equality said on Sunday that he had banned Arizona-based pastor Steven L. Anderson, who was due to preach in Dublin on May 26 “in the interests of public policy.” Anderson announced in 2009 he hated US President Barack Obama and prayed for his death. He has called for the US government to exterminate all gay people and praised the gunman who murdered 49 people in the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in 2016, according to the BBC. His Faithful Word Baptist Church has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and by the Anti-Defamation League, according to the New York Times. This is the first time that the exclusion order has been invoked in Ireland since it was created 20 years ago. (📷: Getty) - #stevenanderson #faithfulwordbaptistchurch #man #men #pastor #pastors #baptist #baptists #christian #christianity #religion #church #church #hate #jewish #jew #jews #antisemitism #antisemitic #racism #racist #discrimination #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #discrimination #homophobia #homophobic #ireland #irish

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Protests erupted on Sunday in Kashmir with thousands of people taking to the streets to demand justice for the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl who was reportedly lured into a school bathroom by her neighbor, according to the AP. The girl was hospitalized in critical condition on May 8 but her condition has stabilized. Officials say they have arrested the suspect in Sumbal town and a fast-track investigation is under way. The suspect’s family had said he was 13 years old, but protesters are disputing the age as they believe the family produced a fake school-issued birth certificate to save him from a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Police are questioning the school principal who issued the birth certificate. (📷: Getty, AP) - #aimanzehra #girl #girls #woman #women #daughter #daughters #child #children #kid #kids #rape #rapevictim #victim #sexualassault #genderviolence #sexualabuse #sexualviolence #feminism #consent #metoo #timesup #rapeculture #endrapeculture #equality #equalrights #gender #violenceagainstwomen #kashmir #kashmiri

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Jean-Jacques Savin, a 72-year-old French former paratrooper, has successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel he built himself, which was propelled only by the currents. Savin set off from the Canary Islands on December 26 last year and arrived at the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius on May 2, after 127 days and six hours at sea. He made the 2,930-mile (4,715 km) journey in his handmade barrel, which measured about 10-feet (3 meter) long and seven-feet (2 meter) wide, that included a small kitchen, a bed, space for storage, and portholes for him to look out into the water. The design was built to protect against the waves and attacks from orca whales. He survived on fish he caught and used solar power for a tracker on board to update his followers on Facebook on his progress, CNN reported. He also dropped markers on his way to help an international marine observatory organization study ocean currents, according to CNN. 🌊🇫🇷 (📷: AP, Getty) - #man #men #atlantic #atlanticocean #ocean #oceans #sea #seas #atlanticcrossing #crossing #sailor #sailors #sailing #sail #sailorlife #float #floating #currents #waves #water #barrel #diy #nautical #lifeatsea #instaship #sailinglife #sailingday #sailinglovers #france #french

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Thousands of moms in Mexico led protests across the country on Mexican Mother’s Day on Friday to demand authorities find their missing children or at least give some indication of what happened to them. Some 40,000 people have gone missing since the country’s drug war in 2006, and very few have ever been found, according to the AP. Human remains in clandestine mass graves are usually not identified, which has left some families with no information about their loved ones for more than a decade. Marches took place across Mexico City, Veracruz, Monterrey, and Ciudad Victoria, with mothers chanting “Children, listen, your mother is still fighting,” in Mexico City. (📷: AP) - #mothersday #woman #women #mom #moms #mother #mothers #mum #mums #parent #parents #kid #kids #child #children #missing #disappeared #relative #relatives #family #families #protest #march #demonstration #rally #mexicocity #mexico #mexican #desaparecido

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Thousands of Welsh people held a demonstration in Cardiff to call for independence on Saturday. Organizers of the march, All Under One Banner Cymru, said it was the first march for independence in Welsh history. Some of the protesters have been lifelong supporters of independence, while others say they have been converted by Brexit and austerity. Organizers told WalesOnline that several groups believe that since the vote for the UK to leave the European Union, several groups believe that Wales and its people would have a better future as an independent nation outside the UK. According to a recent poll by ITV Wales, 12% of Welsh people support self-government 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (📷: Getty) - #annibyniaeth #cymrudd #allunderonebanner #auob #auobcymru #cymru #welshindependence #indywales #independence #independent #country #protest #march #demonstration #rally #brexit #antibrexit #austerity #cardiff #wales #welsh #uk #unitedkingdom #europe #europeanunion #eu

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Mena Mangal, a former Afghan TV presenter and an adviser to the country’s government, has been shot dead by at least one unidentified gunman while she was on her way to work on Saturday, just days after she wrote on social media that she was receiving death threats. The shooting occurred in broad daylight on Saturday morning in the capital of Kabul, Afghan officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, and police have launched an investigation, saying that it’s unclear whether her murder was a terror act or the result of a personal dispute. A former TV presenter, Mangal was a cultural adviser for the country’s lower house of parliament and an advocate for women’s rights, running popular social media pages that discussed the rights of Afghan women to work and for Afghan girls to go to school, according to VOA News. (📷: ANI) - #menamangal #woman #women #journalist #reporter #murder #killing #shooting #gunman #journalism #pressfreedom #freespeech #femicide #violenceagainstwomen #genderviolence #feminism #feminist #womensrights #equality #equalrights #gender #death #victim #victims #rip #kabul #afghanistan #afghan

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When photographer Sebastião Salgado returned from an assignment in East Africa to take over family land in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil in 1994, he was devastated to find that the tropical forest he remembered as a child was gone, with only 0.5% of the land covered in trees. Then his wife, Lélia, had an idea to replant the forest. The couple set up Instituto Terra, an environmental organization for this purpose in 1998 and proceeded to work with employees and volunteers to restore the 1,750-acre forest. As of January 2019, they had planted more than 2.5 million seedlings from 297 native species. The property is now a federally recognized nature preserve and a nonprofit organization that raises millions of tree seedlings in its nursery, trains young ecologists and welcomes visitors, according to the Smithsonian 🌳🇧🇷(📷: Instituto Terra) - #institutoterra #tree #trees #forest #forests #forestlovers #plant #plants #planttrees #reforestation #restoration #nature #naturephotos #naturelovers #naturelover #naturephotography #instanature #environment #environmentalism #environmental #ecosystem #environmentalist #savetheearth #savetheplanet #saveourplanet #earth #minagerais #brazil #brazilian #brasil

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At least 10 people have been killed and 20 people have been injured in a bomb explosion outside a major Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday morning. Officials say the main target was a police van providing regular security outside the Data Darbar shrine and that five of those killed were police officers. Data Darbar is a major monument in Lahore and is attended by hundreds of devotees of Sufism, a strand of Islam that believes in mysticism and nonviolence, daily. An investigation into who was responsible for the bombing is ongoing. (📷: Getty, AP, Reuters) - #datadarbar #shrine #shrines #sufishrine #sufism #sufi #islam #muslim #muslims #religion #ramadan #explosion #explosions #blast #bomb #suicidebomber #violence #attack #victim #victims #injured #rip #lahore #pakistan #pakistani

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Last month, Jessica Anderson, a 33-year-old nurse who works in the Royal London hospital’s acute admission unit, ran the London Marathon dressed in her scrubs, completing the course in 3 hours, 8 minutes and 54 seconds. In doing so, she beat the Guinness World Record for the fastest female marathon runner dressed in a nurse's uniform by 32 seconds. However, Anderson's record was rejected by the organization because the uniform had to be a white or blue dress, pinafore apron and white cap, she told the New York Times. “I’m sure Guinness World Records don’t intend to cause offense, but it would be nice if they decided to revise their criteria instead of reinforcing old gender stereotypes. I get that it’s supposed to be a fun thing, but their definition is just so outdated," she told Runner's World. Anderson's story prompted outrage on social media, with nurses sharing selfies with the hashtag #WhatNursesWear. Following the backlash, the Guinness World Records reversed its decision on Tuesday and granted her the title, with the company's vice president saying that their guidelines were "outdated, incorrect and reflected a stereotype we do not in any way wish to perpetuate." (📷: @janderzzz, @eric_tolentino) CORRECTION: the caption in this post previously mid-identified Anderson’s age. - #woman #women #nurse #nurses #nurselife #nursinglife #nursesofinstagram #clothing #uniform #dress #pants #scrubs #londonmarathon #londonmarathon2019 #marathon #marathonrunner #run #running #runner #runners #instarunner #runnersofinstagram #guinessworldrecord #worldrecord #gender #feminism #equality #london #uk

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have posed for their first pictures with their baby boy at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, where they were married almost a year ago. "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy," the Duchess of Sussex said. She added that the newborn prince "has the sweetest temperament" and is "really calm". Their son, who is seventh in line to the throne, was born at 5:26 a.m. on Monday and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces 👶👑✨ For more, click the link in bio 👆(📸: PA Images) - #babysussex #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #princeharry #dukeofsussex #harryandmeghan #baby #boy #babyboy #royalbaby #royalfamily #royals #britishroyalfamily #britishroyals #britishmonarchy #mother #mothers #mum #mums #fathers #dad #dads #parents #kids #children #instaroyals #windsor #england #uk #british

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Two Reuters journalists who were jailed for more than 500 days for their reporting on human rights abuses in Myanmar have been freed after receiving a presidential pardon. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, were sentenced to seven years in prison in September after they investigated the killings of Rohingya Muslims at the hands of soldiers and Buddhist villagers. Prosecutors claimed that the reporters got hold of confidential state documents, in violation of the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act. Lone and Soe Oo walked free Tuesday morning after receiving a pardon from Myanmar President Win Myint. The journalists were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting last month. For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Getty) - #walone #kyawsoeoo #reuters #journalism #journalist #journalists #reporter #reporters #report #press #media #pressfreedom #freedomofthepress #freepress #freedom #humanrights #investigation #rohingya #rohingyamuslim #muslim #islam #muslims #massacre #aungsansuukyi #yangon #myanmar #burma #burmese

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Doan Thi Huong, a 30-year-old Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, has been freed and returned to Vietnam after serving 27 months in a Malaysian prison. Huong, along with 27-year-old Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah were accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong-nam’s face in Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017. He died within 20 minutes. Both women say they were tricked into carrying out the attack by North Korean operatives, who told them they were playing a prank for a Japanese comedy show. After Aisyah was released in March, Huong accepted a deal with Malaysian prosecutors and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of causing bodily harm, receiving a standard sentence reduction and credit for time served while awaiting trial. Police have identified at least seven North Koreans suspected to be involved in the killing but none of them were ever brought to trial, according to the New York Times. The North Korean government has denied any involvement in the killing, but Kim Jong Un is widely believed to have ordered it. (📷: Getty, AP, Reuters) - #doanthihuong #woman #women #assassination #assassin #vxnerveagent #nerveagent #killing #suspect #freed #kimjongnam #kimjongun #northkorea #nk #korea #korean #nk #kualalumpur #kl #malaysia #malaysian #airport #hanoi #vietnam #vietnamese #조선민주주의인민공화국 #김정은

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Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a son. This is her first child with husband Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. The newborn prince was born at 5:26 a.m. local time and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. The royal couple confirmed the news via their official Instagram @sussexroyal on Monday. Prince Harry greeted reporters after the baby's birth, saying the birth has "been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine." In a break from royal tradition, the duke and duchess said last month that they would be celebrating the birth privately 👶👑 For the full story, click the link in bio 👆(📷: Getty) - #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #princeharry #dukeofsussex #harryandmeghan #baby #boy #babyboy #royalbaby #prince #royalfamily #royals #britishroyalfamily #britishroyals #britishmonarchy #mother #mothers #mum #mums #fathers #dad #dads #parents #kids #children #instaroyals #windsor #england #uk #british