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Indian court turns down petition to stop implementation of citizenship law

Indian court turns down petition to stop implementation of citizenship lawIndia’s top court on Wednesday refused to stall the implementation of a new law that lays out a path for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries for Indian citizenship, despite violent protests across the country. The Supreme Court said it would hear petitions challenging the law on Jan. 22. The petitioners argue that it violates India’s secular constitution.



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Thousands sign Hiroshima petition to save A-bomb buildings

Thousands sign Hiroshima petition to save A-bomb buildingsThousands of people have signed an online petition against the planned demolition of two early 20th-century buildings that remained intact after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima devastated the Japanese city. A local government official confirmed to AFP on Tuesday they had received the petition signed by 12,000 citizens calling for the preservation of the buildings that stand 2.7 kilometres (2 miles) from the 1945 blast.



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UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 million

UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 millionBritish lawmakers debated halting Brexit on Monday after a record six million people signed a petition to revoke the process that set Britain on course to leave the European Union. Britons voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent in 2016, and the following year British Prime Minister Theresa May gave notice of the intent to leave the bloc on March 29, 2019 under Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. The online petition to revoke Article 50 took off after a speech when May said that she was on the side of the British public over Brexit.



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Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran KhanMore than 300,000 people have signed online petitions calling for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to receive a Nobel Peace Prize after he freed an Indian pilot in a bid to defuse tensions with his country’s arch-rival neighbour. The capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had become the focus of renewed hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals which have alarmed the international community. The hashtag #NobelPeaceForImranKhan began trending on Twitter on Thursday after Khan unexpectedly announced that the captured pilot would be released as a “peace gesture”.



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Thousands sign petition to remove judge who sentenced blind child rapist to probation

Thousands sign petition to remove judge who sentenced blind child rapist to probationA petition to remove an Oklahoma judge who sentenced a convicted child rapist to 15 years of probation is gaining serious momentum online.



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Fujimori victims to petition pope during Peru visit

Fujimori victims to petition pope during Peru visitRelatives of victims of Peru’s military death-squads under Alberto Fujimori said Wednesday they would petition the pope when he visits next week for help in getting a pardon for the ex-president annulled. A relatives’ group has requested a meeting with Pope Francis during the second leg of his South American trip to Chile and Peru next week. The December 24 pardon sparked a wave of protest in Peru.



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White House 'Temporarily' Shuts Down Petition Site After Not Responding To A Single Petition

White House 'Temporarily' Shuts Down Petition Site After Not Responding To A Single Petition“We the People,” the website that hosts petitions to the federal government, will be going offline at midnight Tuesday.



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Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In Sequel

Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In SequelWoman and girls were thrilled to see themselves reflected in a superhero when “Wonder Woman” premiered this summer.



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Whitehouse.gov petition to label antifa as a 'terror group' generates more than 290,000 signatures

Whitehouse.gov petition to label antifa as a 'terror group' generates more than 290,000 signaturesThe Trump administration has yet to respond to any petitions that have crossed the 100,000-signature threshold meant to trigger an official response.



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Hundreds of thousands urge Donald Trump to label anti-fascists 'terrorists' in White House petition

Hundreds of thousands urge Donald Trump to label anti-fascists 'terrorists' in White House petitionHundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to “formally recognise” anti-fascists as terrorists. The petition on the White House website urges the federal government to declare Antifa, a terror group, out of “principle, integrity, morality and safety”. Antifa, shorthand for antifascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of decentralised, grassroots groups opposed to the many guises of fascism.



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