Posts falsely claim Human Rights Watch called for classifying Ethiopian rebels as terrorists

After dozens of university students were abducted by an armed group in Ethiopia’s Oromia region earlier this month, the government blamed rebels from the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), who denied the accusations. Since then, video posts circulating on Facebook claim that Human Rights Watch called on the international community to classify OLA as a terrorist…

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LISA FORBES CARDELLO CROWNED MRS USA EARTH 2024​

6th annual national competition took place in Virginia Beach, VA from January 10-14, 2024 January 15, 2024. Virginia Beach, VA. – Since 2018, the Mrs USA Earth pageant has been known as an award-winning national program for married women focused on environmentalism and empowerment. The now #1-ranked national Mrs pageant in the country returned to…

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Climate protest at Frankfurt Airport forces a temporary halt to flights

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Flights at Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s busiest, were suspended temporarily Thursday as climate activists glued themselves to the ground inside the airport premises, authorities said. More than 100 flights were canceled. Federal police said several demonstrators got into the airport in the early morning, German news agency dpa reported. The Last Generation…

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Russia would lose up to 1.8 million troops and take 5 years to capture the 4 Ukrainian regions it wants: UK Army Chief

Russia stands to lose 1.8 million troops if it takes four oblasts in Ukraine, the UK’s army chief said. Moscow has designated Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia as its own territory. But its current attrition rate means it will take five years to succeed, Gen. Sir Roly Walker said. Russia would likely take up to…

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Videos show both Hindu religious leaders at Ambani wedding celebrations blessed Indian PM Modi

Screenshot of the false Facebook post, captured on July 19, 2024 The clip’s Hindi-language caption read: “Modi Ji took blessings from one of the two Shankaracharyas at Ambani’s wedding by touching his feet. The other Shankaracharya kept raising questions about Ram Mandir and refused the invitation and did not even go to the inauguration of Ram…

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Namibia turns the visa tables on Western nations

Namibian Michelle Nehoya has spent nearly $500 (£390) on an application for a visa to visit Canada – but more than two years later it has yet to materialise. The 38-year-old, who lives in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, is desperate to get to Quebec to see her aunt and cousins whom she has not seen for…

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Medical Journal Entry on Israel-Hamas War’s Death Toll Went Viral — But Was Missing Context

The protracted, often bloody Israeli-Palestinian conflict exploded into a hot war on Oct. 7, 2023, when the militant Palestinian group Hamas launched a deadly attack on Israel and Israel retaliated by bombarding the Gaza Strip. More than 20,000 people, the vast majority of them Palestinians, were reportedly killed during the first two months of the…

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