New generation of political exiles leave Bolsonaro's Brazil 'to stay alive'
The military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985 exiled leftist politicians, dissidents, artists and academics. Decades later, prominent Brazilian leftists and activists are again leaving the country, but this time they are fleeing death threats from rightwing extremists and supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro.
17,000 Walmart workers strike in Chile
The walkout is in response to mass firings and the expansion of a “multifunctional” work regime for the remaining workers. A total of 124 of the company’s stores will be closed indefinitely, while intermittent strike action will take place in the other 276.
Salvini’s far-right party investigated in Italy for ‘soliciting illegal oil money from Russia’
Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations that the country’s far-right ruling party solicited millions in covert donations from Russia.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards deny trying to stop UK tanker in Persian Gulf
There were “no encounters” between the Iranian warships and foreign vessels at the time when the incident is alleged to have taken place, the IRGC’s naval unit said in a statement on Thursday.
North Korea develops app to teach its ideology
An encyclopedic application will teach the Juche idea to a new generation of North Koreans, reports the BBC, which cites the state's official media organ thus: "People must try harder to learn the teachings of the founder Kim."
Brazil Court to Rule on Eviction Case of Landless Workers Camp
450 landless families could be evicted from a camp built on the lands of a company that broke in 1994.
Labour Twitter account ‘hacked’ as tweet says party is ‘institutionally racist’
The post was swiftly deleted and emerged as a BBC Panorama documentary was broadcast that investigated anti-Semitism in the party.
North Korea calls South Korea's F-35 jet purchases 'extremely dangerous action'
South Korea’s acquisition of American F-35 stealth fighter jets will force North Korea to develop and test “special armaments” to destroy the new weapons, North Korea’s state media said on Thursday, citing a government researcher.
Brazil Judge Orders Mining Company To Pay For Damage From Dam Disaster
A Brazilian judge has ordered mining giant Vale S.A. to pay for all damage caused by a ruptured dam that unleashed a torrent of mine waste and killed at least 247 people in January.
Kerala High Court: “Person embracing Maoist ideology can’t be persecuted”
A division bench of Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar made the observation Monday while upholding a single bench order granting Rs 1 lakh compensation to a man who was illegally detained by a special squad of the Kerala Police in 2014 on suspicion of being a Maoist.
Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt of court
Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months for contempt of court.The ex-English Defence League leader was found guilty last week of interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang at Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.
'Completely Terrifying': Study Warns Carbon-Saturated Oceans Headed Toward Tipping Point That Could Unleash Mass Extinction Event
The continuous accumulation of carbon dioxide in the planet's oceans—which shows no sign of stopping due to humanity's relentless consumption of fossil fuels—is likely to trigger a chemical reaction in Earth's carbon cycle similar to those which happened just before mass extinction events, according to a new study.