District Court Judge Stanley Chan ruled in October that former delivery man Ma Chun-man, 31, was guilty of inciting secession due to the slogans he chanted, placards he held and the statements he made to media. “The defendant was incited by some politician and he eventually became an instigator himself,”Continue Reading

A new Ministry of Persons with Disabilities will be established as the government takes a different approach to support services and enacts a new law to make Aotearo more accessible.Carmel Sepuloni, the minister for people with disabilities, and Andrew Little, the minister for health, announced their plans this afternoon andContinue Reading

A paramilitary vehicle passes the front gate of Government Medical College in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday. Police have registered two separate cases under harsh anti-terror law against students and some staff of two medical colleges for celebrating Pakistan’s victory over archrival India in a T20 World Cup cricketContinue Reading

ABODE OF DAWN, Russia — High on a hilltop bathed in the autumnal colors of pine, birch and larch trees, Aleksei Demidov paused for a few minutes of quiet prayer. He was directing his thoughts to his religious teacher, known as Vissarion, hoping he might feel his energy. As heContinue Reading

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, calling the Republican-backed measure plainly unconstitutional and specifically designed to evade judicial scrutiny. The administration asked the Supreme Court to quickly reverseContinue Reading

A US judge has temporarily blocked a new law in Texas that effectively bans women from having an abortion. District Judge Robert Pitman granted a request by the Biden administration to prevent enforcement of the law while its legality is being challenged. The law banning women in Texas from havingContinue Reading