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33 bacteria alone accounted for 7.7 million deaths in 2019, finds study

An analysis published in the Lancet found that infections caused by these 33 bacteria were the second highest cause of death in 2019 after coronary heart disease

Ahmed Manasra Israeli court extends Ahmed Manasra’s solitary confinement for four more months

Manasra (20) has spent over seven years in prison and has been in solitary confinement for over a year now. It is feared that his mental health is likely to deteriorate further after Thursday’s verdict 

Global health education in Greece threatened by commodification

Professors and postgraduate students of tuition-free Master’s Programs in Public Health and Health Policy, and Primary Health Care find themselves locked out of the Medical School classrooms in Thessaloniki

Putin invokes Castro’s legacy

The inauguration of the statue of Fidel Castro takes places during the 60 anniversary year of the Cuban missile crisis. The discord then was eerily similar to the one now — over US attempts to push strategic deployments in Russia’s immediate neighborhood

Dutch airstrikes in Afghanistan Dutch court finds 2007 airstrike in Afghanistan that killed 20 civilians unlawful, orders compensation

The court ruled that the early morning airstrikes carried out by the Dutch military on June 17, 2007 on civilian houses were a violation of international humanitarian law. Dutch forces were part of the US-led international coalition that invaded Afghanistan in 2001

McDonald's Workers - Serbia Solidarity pours in for workers of McDonald’s in Serbia

Workers of international fast food chain McDonald’s in Serbia accuse the company’s management of exploitation due to low wages, poor working conditions, long shifts, arbitrary transfers, insults and abuses

Peru President Pedro Castillo Peruvian constitutional court annuls treason complaint against President Pedro Castillo

The treason complaint had sought disqualification of President Castillo from public service for five years as well as his immediate removal from office

Uranium enrichment Iran Iran starts enriching uranium at 60% purity in response to IAEA resolution 

Iran has maintained that the IAEA resolution questioning its cooperation with the agency is politically motivated and was adopted under the pressure from the US, France, Germany, and the UK

Myanmar mass amnesty Myanmar junta releases prisoners in mass amnesty move

The mass amnesty granted to 5,774 political prisoners including four prominent foreigners is aimed at improving the junta’s relationship with Western countries, according to observers

Mohammed al-Qahtani Saudi Arabia Serious concerns raised over whereabouts of prominent Saudi human rights activist

Qahtani completed his 10-years sentence on Tuesday, however, his family and lawyers have not been able to establish contact with him since last week of October 

Gautam Navlakha India Activist Gautam Navlakha released from prison, put under house arrest

The 70-year-old rights activist was released from prison after two years. A police team took him to a building in the Belapur-Agroli area of Navi Mumbai where he will be staying

Colombian government and ELN restart peace talks in Venezuela

The talks have been resumed after a four year pause in the process during the government of former president Iván Duque