Watch moment powerful quake strikes Philippines

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries on the Philippines’ southern Mindanao island, but videos showed the violent tremors shaking goods from shop shelves, and street light bulbs blowing. Read more: Two powerful earthquakes hit the Philippines

After Russian Supreme Court labels LGBTQ movement ‘extremist’, Moscow police raid gay bars

Russian security forces raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow Friday night, less than 48 hours after the country’s top court banned what it called the “global LGBTQ+ movement” as an extremist organization. Police searched venues across the Russian capital, including a nightclub, a male sauna and a bar that hosted LGBTQ parties, under the pretext of …

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Harris Says U.S. Strongly Opposes ‘Forced Relocation of Palestinians From Gaza’

Vice President Kamala Harris said on Saturday that the United States fiercely opposes forcibly relocating Gaza residents outside the enclave as Israel resumes its bombardment of Hamas terrorists, or in the days and weeks after the war eventually ends. In a statement after meeting with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt in Dubai, officials said …

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Canada’s oil and gas emissions cap is coming — here’s what to expect

The federal government says Canada’s promised oil and gas emissions cap framework could drop any day. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault — now in Dubai for the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP28 — said Friday he would be “shocked if this framework wasn’t presented at the end of this conference.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed …

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Indigo bookstore vandalism sparks debate over definition of antisemitism

For author and political activist Naomi Klein, red paint and posters plastered on an Indigo book store in Toronto, accusing the chain’s founder Heather Reisman of “funding genocide” for her support of Israel, had nothing to do with the fact that she’s Jewish. “That’s an outrageous slander,” she said at a rally this week in front one of the bookstores in support …

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Prominent Iranian rapper Toomaj arrested again by regime forces, his whereabouts unknown

Less than two weeks after being freed on bail, prominent Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi has been arrested again. The outspoken critic of the Iranian regime previously spent a year and 21 days in detention, including 252 days in solitary confinement, in Isfahan Central Prison in Iran. The initial account of his rearrest came from Negin Niknaam, the …

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