Brittany Higgins: High-profile Australian rape case dropped over fears over prosecutor’s mental health

Sydney, Australia CNN — Prosecutors in Australia have ended a high-profile legal action against a former government employee accused of raping a colleague in the House of Parliament, saying a new trial would pose a “significant and unacceptable risk” to the woman’s life. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Director of Public Prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, told reporters … Read more

China introduces ’emergency’ level censorship over zero Covid protests | China

According to leaked guidelines, Chinese authorities have imposed the highest level of censorship on “emergency measures”. including a crackdown on VPNs and other methods of circumventing online censorship after unprecedented protests revealed widespread public frustration with the zero-Covid policy. The crackdown, including the tracking down and questioning of protesters, joins the easing of pandemic restrictions … Read more

Health Vladimir Putin: Russian president ‘falls down the stairs and soils himself’

Vladimir Putin reportedly slipped and fell down several stairs in his official residence. The Russian president, 70, was said to have been helped to a bank by bodyguards while his personal doctors rushed to his aid. The account is the latest from a Russian Telegram channel called General SVR, which regularly suggests the warmonger suffers … Read more

Chinese cities are easing COVID sidewalks as the virus continues to spread

BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are easing testing requirements and quarantine rules in anticipation of an expected shift in virus policies across the country following widespread social unrest. However, the uneven easing of COVID restrictions is fueling fears among some residents who suddenly feel more … Read more

Indonesia to criminalize sex outside marriage with prison | Indonesia

Indonesia’s parliament is expected to pass a new penal code that criminalizes sex outside of marriage, with a prison term of up to one year, officials have confirmed. The revision of the legislation will also prohibit insulting the president or state institutions and expressing opinions contrary to Indonesian state ideology. Cohabitation before marriage is also … Read more

Sidhu Moosewala kills mastermind Goldy Brar in California: Sources: The Tribune India

Tribune news service Jupinderjit Singh Chandigarh, Dec 2 Canadian mobster Goldy Brar, mastermind behind the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, has been detained in California. Read also: Sidhu Moosewala’s father announces Rs 2 crore reward out of pocket for handing over Goldy Brar to him Moosewala was shot dead at his village … Read more

Ruchira Kamboj: “We don’t need to be told what to do with democracy”: India at the UN

“Everyone is free to say what they want,” Indian envoy Ruchira Kamboj told the UN. United Nations: India does not need to be told what to do with democracy, the country’s permanent representative to UN ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, who assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of December, said here Thursday. … Read more

FIFA World Cup 2022: Fan killed in Iran for celebrating loss to US, Qatar, news

A man was killed by security forces in Iran after he honked his horn to celebrate the country’s loss to the US at the World Cup, a human rights group said on Wednesday – as anti-government protests erupted across the country following the defeat. Mehran Samak, 27, was allegedly shot in the head during an … Read more