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ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines' ‘War on Drugs’
The International Criminal Court (ICC) green-lit an investigation Wednesday into how the Philippine government waged its ‘war on drugs’ between 2011 and 2019.
President Rodrigo Duterte has spearheaded a hardline approach in dealing with people who use drugs, resulting in thousands of deaths.
In 2017, Duterte was named OCCRP Person of the Year in Organized Crime and Corruption, sharing the “honor” with a rogue’s gallery of shady individuals and institutions dating back to 2012.
The Hague-based tribunal said its probe was justified because the “specific legal element of the crime against humanity of murder” has been met in the crackdown that left thousands dead.
US is the worst-performing G7 economy
The US was the worst-performing of the Group of Seven most advanced Western economies in the second quarter of 2022, the latest data from the UK Office of National Statistics (O...
Suspected bank robber rescued in Rome after tunnel collapse
A suspected bank robber has been rescued in Rome after the roof of a tunnel he had been digging collapsed.
How to protect your skin in the heat
As temperatures are set to reach as high as 35C across parts of England and Wales this weekend, dermatologists have issued a warning to people about skin conditions caused or ag...
How I Had an Abortion at Home in Texas
This is the true story of a 27-year-old Texas woman and her abortion. She recently overcame a challenge that millions of other girls and women in the United States now face: get...
Can Airbnb Outperform a Potential Recession?
Airbnb was formed during the 2008 financial crisis and evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic. WSJ’s Preetika Rana and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky share insight into the home-sharing ...
Europe faces worst drought in 500 years
European rivers run dry as the continent reels under its worst drought in 500 years. Almost 63% of European and British lands are now on drought alert.
Latvia, Estonia withdraw from China cooperation group
Latvia and Estonia withdrew from a cooperation group between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries on Thursday, following in the footsteps of Baltic neig...
Update of the CDC's guidelines for dealing with the corona virus: There is no longer a difference between vaccinated, unvaccinated and not validly vaccinated
The CDC updates its recommendations regarding Covid-19. The main change in the recommendations is that from now on those exposed to the virus are not required to be isolated (it...
WSJ Report: "In the raid on the Trump mansion, 'top secret' documents were found"
The Wall Street Journal reports that FBI agents who searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago home found 11 classified documents. The documents found are defined as "top secret" and it is for...
Legal options running out for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Julian Assange has been detained at London's high-security Belmarsh Prison, one of the UK's toughest detention centers, since 2019. The WikiLeaks founder has long since complete...
The tyranny of Justin Trudeau has finally been exposed
A lawsuit has shown Canada's travel vaccine mandate had little to do with science and everything to do with politics
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