China’s Xi Jinping ramps up threats against Taiwan – warning ‘reunification’ is inevitable | World News – 943hare

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said in his televised New Year address that his country’s “reunification” with Taiwan is inevitable, renewing Beijing’s threats to take over the self-ruled island. Taiwan split from China amid civil war in 1949, but Beijing continues to regard the island of 23 million people as its territory. In recent years,…

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Last UN peacekeepers poised for complete withdrawal from Mali — Global Issues – 943hare

The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was deployed to Mali in 2013 following a violent insurrection by separatist rebels attempting to take control of the north of the country and a subsequent military-led coup. Established by UN Security Councilresolution 2100, the mission included more than 15,000 troops and personnel who served in…

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Ex-world cycling champion Rohan Dennis charged over death of Olympian wife Melissa Hoskins – reports | UK News – 943hare

Former world cycling champion Rohan Dennis has been charged with causing the death of his wife, the retired Olympic cyclist Melissa Hoskins, according to reports. South Australia Police were called to the suburb of Medindie, Adelaide, after a woman was hit by a car at around 8pm local time on Saturday. The 32-year-old was taken…

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Kim Jong Un warns war is ‘realistic reality’ as he pledges to build more nuclear weapons in 2024 | World News – 943hare

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to launch three new spy satellites, build military drones and increase his country’s stock of nuclear weapons in 2024. Mr Kim said moves by the US and its allies against Pyongyang have been unprecedented in 2023, pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. According…

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Prioritize victims amidst legacy of rights abuses, UN office urges — Global Issues – 943hare

A joint report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission emphasized the need to implement all components of transitional justice equally. These include criminal accountability, truth-seeking, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence, involving effective remedies for victims, legal reforms, and reconciliation. One of the recommendations…

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