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Brazil's first human, a 'priceless' loss from Rio's museum fire

Brazil's first human, a 'priceless' loss from Rio's museum fireBrazil on Monday mourned the loss of the “first Brazilian,” Luzia, after the 12,000-year-old fossil was destroyed in a raging fire that ripped through Rio de Janeiro’s treasured National Museum. The jewel in the crown of the museum’s collection of 20 million valuable pieces, Luzia was the first human fossil found in Brazil, in the southwestern Minas Gerais state in 1970. “Luzia is a priceless loss for everyone interested in civilization,” Paulo Knauss, director at Brazil’s national history museum, told AFP.



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Saudi Arabia seeks its first death penalty against a female human rights activist

Saudi Arabia seeks its first death penalty against a female human rights activistSaudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom's Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists said was the first woman to possibly face the death penalty for rights-related work. Charges against her include incitement to protest and providing moral support to rioters. "Any execution is appalling, but seeking the death penalty for activists like Israa al-Ghomgham, who are not even accused of violent behavior, is monstrous," Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at HRW, said in a statement on Wednesday. ALQST, a London-based Saudi rights group, reported the decision involving Ghomgham's case earlier this week. A government communications office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Activists said the trial was ongoing, and denied social media reports that the detainees had already been executed. Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy where public protests and political parties are banned, has enacted some high-profile social and economic reforms in recent years under powerful young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. They have, however, been accompanied by a crackdown on dissent, with dozens of clerics, intellectuals and activists arrested in the past year, including women who had campaigned for the right to drive in the deeply conservative Muslim country. A roundup of senior royals, ministers and businessmen last November on charges of corruption sent shockwaves through the kingdom, stunning allies and foreign investors. Most of those detainees were released after reaching undisclosed financial settlements with the government. Ghomgham is a prominent Shia Muslim activist who documented mass demonstrations in the Eastern Province starting in 2011. She was arrested from her home in December 2015 along with her husband. Most of the country’s Shia minority lives in the oil-producing Eastern Province and some have complained that their religious ceremonies are banned or interfered with by Sunni authorities, and that they lack opportunities for work and education. The government has denied the charges. Saudi Arabia has previously executed Shia activists on what rights groups called politically-motivated charges. It views protests among Shia in the context of tensions with Shi’ite power and regional rival Iran, which it has accused of fomenting the unrest. The authorities have carried out security operations against suspected Shia militants in the Eastern Province, which has seen unrest and occasional armed attacks for years.



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Famously Thicc, High-Maintenance Cat Finds New Human As Extra As He Is

Famously Thicc, High-Maintenance Cat Finds New Human As Extra As He IsBruno is off the market, guys.



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Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights callBy Aziz El Yaakoubi and David Ljunggren RIYADH/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists. In her first public response to Saudi Arabia’s actions, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said, “Canada will always stand up for human rights in Canada and around the world, and women’s rights are human rights.” Riyadh on Sunday recalled its ambassador from Canada and gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave.



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Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Envoy After Calls to Free Detained Human Rights Activists

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Envoy After Calls to Free Detained Human Rights ActivistsThe Canadian government urged Saudi authorities to release detained activists



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Saudi Arabia Kicks Out Canadian Ambassador For Human Rights Criticism

Saudi Arabia Kicks Out Canadian Ambassador For Human Rights CriticismSaudi Arabia has issued a sharp rebuke to Canada for criticizing recent



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Plastic a big part of human life and a major source of pollution

Plastic a big part of human life and a major source of pollutionSo many of the items we use are made of plastic, but much of it doesn’t get recycled and pollutes the land and seas. Many cities are moving to ban certain products and some families are trying to live plastic-free.



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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks on Leaving the Human Rights Council

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks on Leaving the Human Rights CouncilU.S. Ambassador To The UN Nikki Haley delivers remarks on leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council.



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Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights councilWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.



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After a ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance in which he praises Kim Jong Un, Trump takes questions from reporters on North Korea’s human rights abuses

After a ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance in which he praises Kim Jong Un, Trump takes questions from reporters on North Korea’s human rights abusesAfter an appearance on “Fox & Friends” in which President Trump praised and joked about Kim Jong Un, he answered questions from reporters about North Korea’s human rights abuses.



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