Iraq slams US strikes that killed eight pro-Iran fighters | The Iraq War: 20 years on News

Baghdad denounces the strikes as a breach of its ‘sovereignty’. The government in Baghdad has condemned the United States for a series of air raids which killed eight Iran-backed fighters, saying it violated Iraqi sovereignty. The US did not coordinate the attacks on militia positions south of Baghdad on Tuesday and early Wednesday morning with … Read more

10 years after Haiyan, are mangroves protecting Philippine coastal areas? | Climate Crisis News

Tacloban, The Philippines – Twice a month for the last 10 years, pig farmer Alejandro Sumayang has planted mangrove plants along the shoreline a few metres from his home. Pushing a stick into the muddy ground, he creates a hole for the seedling, tying it to a piece of bamboo to prevent the tide from … Read more

Maryland falls out of women’s AP Top 25 for 1st time in 13 years, South Carolina now unanimous No. 1

Maryland‘s 13-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll has come to an end after a week that saw more chaos in the Top 25. The Terrapins had been ranked for 251 consecutive weeks — the second-longest active streak behind No. 6 UConn — before falling out on Monday. Maryland had been in … Read more

Russian artist jailed for seven years over anti-war price tag protest | Human Rights News

Alexandra Skochilenko was convicted of spreading ‘false information’ after she replaced five supermarket price tags with criticism of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russian artist Alexandra Skochilenko has been sentenced to jail for seven years after being found guilty of spreading “false information” about the Russian military by replacing a handful of supermarket price tags with … Read more

Cassie Accuses Diddy of Rape and Years of Physical Abuse in New Lawsuit, Diddy “Vehemently Denies” Allegations

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has been accused of rape and years of repeated physical abuse by his ex-girlfriend and R&B singer Cassie in a new federal lawsuit. Cassie, real name Casandra Ventura, filed the suit Thursday in Federal District Court in Manhattan, the New York Times reports. The Bad Boy founder faces disturbing allegations of a … Read more

KeKe Palmer Is Set To Host This Years Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles

In a big announcement today, BET unveiled Keke Palmer — our favorite internet cousin — as the host for the much-anticipated “Soul Train Awards” 2023. This star-studded event, set to recognize the crème de la crème in Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop, will take place in Los Angeles, CA. What’s unique about this show is … Read more

UK sentences ISIL member to eight years in prison | ISIL/ISIS News

Aine Davis, 39, sentenced to eight years for firearms possession and fundraising for ‘terrorism’. A British man who joined ISIL (ISIS) in Syria has been jailed for “terrorism” offences. Aine Davis, 39, was sentenced on Monday to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to firearms possession and fundraising for “terrorism”, London’s Metropolitan Police said. … Read more

“I Robbed Some Women Of Their Baby-Making Years” [Video]

Jidenna is remorseful for his past treatment of women. This discussion took place during the debut episode of the podcast “What’s Underneath: Masculinity,” which was released on Thursday. “I robbed some women of their baby-making years, dragging them along. They built me up,” he began. “Look at me now! And look at them! If you … Read more

China and Australia look to ‘mutual benefit’ after difficult few years | Politics News

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on first visit to Beijing by an Australian leader since 2016. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese that their countries could become “trusting partners” as the two leaders moved to recalibrate ties strained for years over issues from trade to … Read more