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Brazil culture secretary fired after echoing words of Nazi Goebbels

Roberto Alvim set off a storm of outrage with comments about culture that were eerily reminiscent of Hitler’s propaganda chief Brazil’s culture secretary, Roberto Alvim has been fired after he appeared to paraphrase the Nazi propaganda [...]

Hungary PM under fire for Roma minority comment

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban drew fire from rights groups and the Roma minority Friday after he blasted a court award of compensation to Roma families over a school segregation case. Orban said a recent court ruling awarding compensation [...]

Russian domestic violence: Women fight back

Two years ago, many Russians were shocked when the parliament significantly reduced penalties for domestic violence. Since then, women have been fighting back – demanding new legislation to restrain abusers, demonstrating in support of [...]

Muslims detained in China camps for thinking ‘unhealthy thoughts’, leaked documents reveal

Internal Communist Party papers show how top officials – up to president Xi Jinping himself – describe Uighur resistance in terms like 'virus' or 'cancer' that needs to be 'eradicated’ Chinese [...]

MEPs vote to condemn Poland’s anti-sex education bill

The Brief: MEPs vote to condemn Poland's anti-sex education bill Members of the European Parliament have voted to condemn a a bill in Poland which they believe will criminalize sex education in schools. It’s one line of the bill [...]

Safety fears after Philippines names Oxfam a front for communist terror

Safety fears after Philippines names Oxfam a front for communist terror A national council of churches and women’s political advocacy group were likewise singled out by the country’s defence establishment this week Critics say [...]

California wildfires: how bad are they and is the climate crisis linked?

California wildfires: how bad are they and is the climate crisis linked? Firefighters across the state are racing to control flames exacerbated by extreme winds. Is this normal? A firefighter stops to look at a wall of fire while battling a [...]

Turkey says Rebel Girls children’s book should be treated like porn

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls must only be sold to adults, government says Turkey has ruled that the million-selling book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls should be partially banned and treated like pornography because it could have [...]

Climate strikes: Why Russians don’t get Greta’s message

For 30 Fridays on the trot, a young Russian violinist has stood in central Moscow in a one-person protest. Arshak Makichyan is not picketing about free elections, police violence or political prisoners. His big concern is the planet and his [...]

Australia waters down Pacific Islands plea on climate crisis

Forum’s chair describes leaders’ 12 hours of talks as ‘very, very tough struggle’ Australia stands in opposition to other Pacific Islands nations after distancing itself from language calling for urgent action on climate [...]