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Climate Could Change the Course of Australia’s Election

May 20, 2022

Giant billboards featuring the face of Australia’s treasurer, Josh Frydenberg of the Liberal Party, loom over busy intersections across the affluent electoral division of Kooyong, which covers several inner Melbourne suburbs. But an army of volunteers is door-knocking to gather support for independent candidate Monique Ryan, a pediatric neurologist who is promising tougher emissions reduction targets as the May 21 federal election approaches. Ryan campaign signs hang outside many homes, and ...read more

Taliban orders all female TV presenters to cover their faces while on air

May 20, 2022

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers ordered all female presenters on TV channels to cover their faces on air, the country's biggest media outlet said Thursday. The order came in a statement from the Taliban's Virtue and Vice Ministry, tasked with enforcing the group's rulings, as well as from the Information and Culture Ministry, the TOLOnews channel said in a tweet. The statement called the order "final and non-negotiable," the channel said. The statement was sent to the Moby Group, which owns TOLOne ...read more

Johnny Depp’s Ex Ellen Barkin Testifies About His ‘Jealous’ Behavior

May 20, 2022

Several former friends and employees of Johnny Depp testified on Thursday in the ongoing $50 million defamation trial against Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard. The high-profile trial, which is being held in Fairfax County, Va., is in its fifth week. Depp’s team rested its case on May 3 and, since then, Heard’s legal team has been arguing its defense. Among the witnesses Heard’s team called to the stand were Depp’s former friend, an ex-business manager, a past agent, and an attorney who ...read more

Finland and Sweden officially apply for Nato membership

May 20, 2022

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg receives official letters of application to join Nato from Finland and Sweden. Credit: NATO. Understand the impact of the Ukraine conflict from a cross-sector perspective with the Global Data Executive Briefing: Ukraine Conflict Finland and Sweden have formally applied to join the Nato alliance, a decision driven by increasing security concerns following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ambassadors of the two countries to the alliance offic ...read more

The Importance of Criminal Psychology

May 20, 2022

Photo Credit: Pexels Most crimes stem from the desire for material gain. However, the causes of crime range from biological, social, psychological, and economic factors. Some people consider crime to be their daily job and believe that it has greater rewards and excitement than an honest day’s work. But what if we could understand and perhaps predict how criminals think and act? We could work towards preventing crime and the steep cost it has on our society.  Well, this is what ...read more

Falklands row: Queen makes town a city in face of Argentine hostility

May 20, 2022

A TOWN in the Falkland Islands will be made a city to mark the Platinum Jubilee, days after Argentinian officials slammed the UK for maintaining control of the overseas territory. GB News: Eamonn discusses French missiles on Falklands Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top royal stories again Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our un ...read more

North Korea has reported 65 deaths amid COVID-19 outbreak. Experts are skeptical

May 20, 2022

North Korea said Friday that nearly 10% of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak, as outside experts question the validity of its reported fatalities and worry about a possible humanitarian crisis. After admitting the omicron outbreak last week following more than two years of claiming to be coronavirus-free, North Korea has said an unidentified fever has been explosively spreading across the country since late April. Its anti-epidemic ...read more

How do Australia's elections work and who are the ones to watch in 2022?

May 20, 2022

Australia's 2022 Federal Election takes place on Saturday, with climate change emerging as a key issue. Prime Minister Scott Morrison faces Anthony Albanese in the final vote, the incumbent prime minister is hoping for a rare fourth term in a political system plagued by turbulence in recent years. Here Sky News looks at who Australians are voting for, how the election system works and what are the main issues. Who are people voting for? Australia has its own distinctive electoral system. Voti ...read more

Ukrainian Troops Surrendering at Mariupol Registered as POWs

May 20, 2022

KYIV, Ukraine — The fate of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered after holding out against punishing attacks on Mariupol’s steel factory hung in the balance Thursday, amid international fears that the Russians may take reprisals against the prisoners. The International Committee of the Red Cross gathered personal information from hundreds of the soldiers — name, date of birth, closest relative — and registered them as prisoners of war, as part of its role in ensuring the huma ...read more

Loitering Munitions: Regulatory trends

May 20, 2022

Credit: Mike Mareen/Shutterstock.com. Loitering munitions have a significant effect on the defense industry due to its increasing use in conflict, and increasing adoption by global militaries. However, the intentional and inherent excision of human input from the decision-making progress, coupled with their potential as a mass casualty weapon, has led to increasing calls for restriction on the proliferation and development of technologies such as drone swarms. Listed below are the key re ...read more