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August 2, 2021


Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Rebels vow to fight on until blockade ends

Despite the government announcing a unilateral ceasefire in June after the rebels made significant gains, including the recapture of the region’s capital, Mekelle, it has continued to mobilise militia from other parts of the country to help stall the rebels’ advance in neighbouring Afar and Amhara regions. BBC – For......

Puerto Rico win first Olympic athletics gold

Camacho-Quinn’s gold was only Puerto Rico’s second Olympic track and field medal in history Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic track and field gold as she cruised to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles at Tokyo 2020. The 24-year-old is only the second athlete from the US territory......

Sheikh Jarrah: Palestinians await Jerusalem evictions ruling

After days of clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians protesting against the threatened evictions, Hamas, the militant Palestinian group which runs the Gaza Strip, fired rockets towards Jerusalem in what it said was in part a response to Israeli “harassment” in Sheikh Jarrah. BBC – For more and to sign......

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