Events like the FIFA World Cup are guilty of "sportswashing," where political leaders "deflect attention from human rights woes at home … while trying to burnish their reputation on the world stage," says former professional soccer player @JulesBoykoff .
PUTO BUMBONG BIBINGKA LOOK: Onscreen partners Alexa Ilacad and KD Estrada share a sweet moment as they dress up as popular Christmas delicacies at the Star Magic Christmas Ball on Sunday, Nov. 27. | 📸 Ilacad
Chinese authorities begin inquiries into people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID curbs, Elon Musk accuses Apple of threatening to block Twitter from its app store, and more. 5⃣ stories you need to know today
Non-binary Biden nuclear official charged with stealing woman's luggage at airport
“They are complicit with the biggest human trafficking in our lifetime, and the American people deserve some accountability.” - @RepMcCaul slams the Biden administration’s dereliction of duty at our southern border.
Police have smashed a huge drug "super-cartel" that controlled a third of Europe's #cocaine trade, arresting 49 people in various countries, @Europol said on Monday. Operation "Desert Light" seized more than 30 tonnes of the white powder
Prosecutors really like it when this happens...defense attorneys, not so much. Donald Trump admits: 'I did' steal the documents
East Wall's residents' group have blocked Dublin's Port Tunnel as part of a protest over the housing of asylum seekers at an old ESB building in the area.
Reporter: "What is the president's reaction when he hears protesters in China chant 'freedom' or 'Xi Jinping step down'?" Kirby: "The president's not going to speak for protesters." Reporter: "So there's no reaction?" Kirby: "These protesters are speaking for themselves."
Julian Assange is a prisoner of conscience. Free the man, and free the press.
Column’s up: The left throws a tantrum as Elon Musk dismantles their censorship regime on Twitter
Barbados plans to sue a British MP whose family ran and still owns a major former slave plantation for reparations. An est. 30,000 enslaved people died on plantations owned by Richard Drax's ancestors. The family was paid compensation when slavery ended and is worth over $180M.
The body of 24yo American fighter Joshua Jones, call sign “Jesus”, was returned to Ukraine as part of a prisoner swap in mid-Oct. He was killed in Kharkiv Obl. “I’m proud of my son. He was selfless in risking his life for a country that we have no connection to." said his mother
In a rare surge of protests in China, demonstrators called for the ruling Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping, to step down, amid anger at the deaths of at least 10 people in an apartment fire in Xinjiang, presumably during a strict Covid lockdown.
Two powerful photos from Iran among @T IME’s Top 100 Photos of 2022, “an unranked selection carefully curated by TIME’s eight-person team of photo editors.” #MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینی #IranRevoIution #IranRevoIution20222022
Kidnappings, violence, looting continue in Ethiopia's Tigray despite truce, witnesses say
‘GREAT TO BE HOME’ LOOK: Former Vice President Leni Robredo returned to the Philippines after her stint as a Hauser Leader at Harvard Kennedy School on Saturday, Nov. 26. After landing in Manila, she attended the UP College of Law Grand Alumni Association event. | 📷:Robredo/FB
Donald Trump on Wednesday had dinner with Nick Fuentes, an antisemite and prominent white supremacist, advisers to the former president conceded. Also at the dinner at Mar-a-Lago was Kanye West, who has also been condemned for making antisemitic statements.
Unveiled women are okay as long as the Iranian establishment can use them for propaganda purposes.