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IAEA concerned about a nuclear disaster in Ukraine

The International Atomic Energy Agency says the world is getting dangerously close to a nuclear accident. The warning comes after several drone attacks on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southeastern Ukraine. Speaking at the UN Security Council on Monday, Rafael Mariano Grossi, the Director General of the IAEA said everything must be done to minimize the risk of an accident. He says these "reckless attacks" must cease immediately.  

todayApril 16, 2024 1

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Namibia urges caution amid Iran-Israel escalation

World leaders are urging caution as Iran's missile and drone strikes on Israel escalate tensions in the Middle East. The attacks were retaliation for an airstrike on Iran's consular building in Syria. The situation has intensified as the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza persists. Ambassador Penda Naanda, the executive director of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation.   Through its mission at the United Nations, Iran […]

todayApril 15, 2024 12

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India elections: ‘Our rule of law is under attack from our own government, but the world does not see this’

    By Sandhya Fuchs, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam   On a crisp winter morning in February 2023, I meet one of my South Delhi neighbours, a lawyer in India’s supreme court, in a local cafe. As an avid promoter of religious minority rights, known for his commitment to the principles of equality that were enshrined in the constitution after India gained independence in 1947, I am taken aback by the […]

todayApril 15, 2024 6

Entertainment

Quiet on Set highlights how we don’t keep child stars safe – in Hollywood or online

Adonis Page/Shutterstock     By Edith Jennifer Hill, Flinders University   The new documentary Quiet on Set investigates children’s television station Nickelodeon from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. The five-part series highlights the abuse many child actors faced while working for the station. The child stars on these shows – now adults in their 30s – share their experiences working on the Nickelodeon sets. The series raises questions about […]

todayApril 15, 2024 9

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Shadow war no more: Hostilities between Israel and Iran have strayed into direct warfare – is there any going back?

Israel’s air defense system intercepted nearly all missiles fired from Iran on April 13, 2024. AP Photo/Tomer Neuberg     By Javed Ali, University of Michigan   For decades, Iran and Israel have been engaged in a “shadow war.” Falling short of direct military confrontation, this conflict has been characterized by war through other means – through proxies, cyber attacks, economic sanctions and fiery rhetoric. Events over the last few […]

todayApril 15, 2024 8

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Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel was a strategic miscalculation. Can all-out war now be averted?

      By Ran Porat, Monash University   Close to midnight on April 13, hundreds of military drones were launched from both Iran and Iraq toward Israel. Subsequently, several waves of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and rockets followed, originating from Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon – all directed at Israel. This unprecedented multi-front attack on Israel constitutes a de facto declaration of war and marks the first direct assault […]

todayApril 15, 2024 3

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Tokyo court hears racial profiling case

A Tokyo court is hearing a case alleging racial profiling by the Japanese police. Three foreign-born residents are seeking about 20-thousand dollars in damages in the unprecedented lawsuit. Chris Gilbert has more from Tokyo.  

todayApril 15, 2024 3

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