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The ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Could Raise Sea Level By Several Feet

Antarctica's "doomsday glacier" has the potential to rapidly retreat in the coming years amplifying concerns over the extreme sea level rise that would accompany its potential demise.

#BringBackOurGirls: Two Schoolgirls Abducted 8 Years Ago Found

The two abductees were found at a military medical facility. The 276 girls were abducted from their school dormitories April 14, 2014 by notorious Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Fifty-six of the girls were able to get away from their captors by jumping off the transport and running into the bushes, while the others remained in captivity and were forced to convert to Islam and marry their captors. The brazen abduction became an international cause with political leaders, celebrities and activists calling for their safe return.

At Least 21 Protesters Killed During Anti-Government Protests In Sierra Leone

Eight police officers were killed during violent anti-government protests in Sierra Leone while hospital sources told Reuters that at least 21 civilians were killed in different locations in the country.

Ugandan LGBTQ Organization Calls Government Shutdown Of Its Operations A ‘Clear Witch-Hunt’

Uganda's government has shut down operations of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), accusing it of operating illegally in the country, according to a statement from the government.

Redemption In The Water For Team GB’s First Black Female Olympic Swimmer

Alice Dearing became the first Black female swimmer to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games.

US Basketball Star Brittney Griner Appears In Russian Court On Drug Smuggling Charges

The two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist Brittney Griner went on trial at a court near Moscow on Friday, on drug smuggling charges which can be punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Mbongeni Buthelezi: The South African Artist Turning Plastic Into Portraits

While other artists might use watercolors or oil paints, Mbongeni Buthelezi uses waste plastics to create highly textured portraits at his studio in Booysens, Johannesburg.

Mcdonald’s Is Leaving Russia Altogether

After temporarily shutting down more than 800 restaurants following the invasion of Ukraine, McDonald's has decided to leave Russia altogether.

Covid-19’s Full Death Toll Is Nearly Three Times Higher Than Reported, Who Data Suggests

About 14.9 million people around the world died as a direct or indirect result of Covid-19 in the period between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization.

Putin Apologized Over Fm’s Hitler Comments, Israel Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin apologized for comments that his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made about Hitler and Jews earlier this week in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

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