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( Ugandan Man Faces Possible Death Penalty Under Anti-Gay Law
Aug 28th 2023, 06:22

Source: ( CBS News - World NewsUgandan prosecutors have charged a man with "aggravated homosexuality," potentially a capital offense under new controversial anti-gay legislation, an official said Monday. The law—considered one of the harshest of its kind in the world—contains provisions that make "aggravated homosexuality" an offense punishable by death. According to the charge sheet, the 20-year-old suspect was accused of "unlawful sexual intercourse with... [a] male...


( U.N. Seeks to Help Children Battling Climate Change in Court
Aug 28th 2023, 06:22

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportA United Nations body on Monday updated a key treaty designed to protect children's rights in an effort to strengthen their hand in fighting climate change. Around the world, young people have been taking the lead in a growing number of lawsuits seeking more government action. In the document, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child calls environmental degradation, including the climate crisis, "a form of structural violence against...


( France Bans the Wearing of Abayas in Schools
Aug 28th 2023, 06:22

Source: ( Google News - HealthFrance will ban schoolchildren from wearing abayas ahead of the upcoming academic year, the government has said, the latest in a series of contentious restrictions in the country on clothing associated with Muslims. French Education Minister Gabriel Attal said the long, robe-like garments often worn by Muslim women wouldn't be permitted in the nation's schools beginning with the new term, which starts in September.


( Mental Health Spending in U.S. Has Skyrocketed Since Start of Pandemic
Aug 28th 2023, 06:22

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsWhen the pandemic began, U.S. spending on mental health services skyrocketed, and it continues to rise even after use of telehealth services leveled off, found a study published in JAMA Health Forum. Spending on mental health services rose 54% between March 2020 and August 2022, and use of mental health services increased nearly 39%, according to the study. The analysis included anxiety disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder,...


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