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Headlines: 25-30 September 2023

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Thursday, 28 September 2023

Over 220 people and 25 organizations in 40 countries faced reprisals for cooperating with UN on human rights: new reportOHCHR28 September 2023 (LINK)

— Acts of reprisals against women and girls constitute half of the victims in the report.

U.N. high commissioner for human rights makes urgent appeal for security mission for HaitiMiami Herald28 September 2023 (LINK)

Separatist government of Nagorno-Karabakh says it will dismantle itself by January 84 media reports28 September 2023 (LINK)

Brazil's Amazon rainforest faces a severe drought that may affect around 500,000 20 media reports28 September 2023 (LINK)

186,000 migrants and refugees arrived in southern Europe so far this year, most in Italy, UNHCR 48 media reports28 September 2023 (LINK)

Niger: 12 soldiers dead following attack by suspected 22 media reports28 September 2023 (LINK)

Burkina Faso detains four officers after thwarted 10 media reports28 September 2023 (LINK)

Sweden's leader turns to the military for help as gang violence escalatesAP28 September 2023 (LINK)

Thai police seizes $8.15 million worth methamphetamine pills and other drugsReuters ●28 September 2023 (LINK)

Swiss accuse daughter of ex-Uzbek president of running a criminal organisationReuters ●28 September 2023 (LINK)

AFP: Swiss indict daughter of late Uzbek leader in corruption case (LINK)

Gunman shoots woman and her daughter in their home, then storms into university classroom and shoots male 238 media reports28 September 2023 (LINK)

Evergrande: China property giant suspends shares as police target 50 media reports28 September 2023 (LINK)

Researchers at EPFL have uncovered a fundamental flaw in the training of machine learning systems and elaborated a new formulation for strengthening them against adversarial attacksepfl28 September 2023 (LINK)

— By completely rethinking the way that most Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems protect against attacks, researchers at EPFL's School of Engineering have developed a new training approach to ensure that machine learning models, particularly deep neural networks, consistently perform as intended, significantly enhancing their reliability.

SSF/ECOFACT TCFD-Disclosure Webinar: Guidance and Best Practice in the Swiss Context: 10 Octobersustainablefinance.ch28 September 2023 (LINK)

Guardian: 'It's always down to human failure': President Biden, this is how to stop your dog biting peopleThe Guardian UK ●28 September 2023 (LINK)

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

North Korea changes constitution and declares itself a nuclear 68 media reports27 September 2023 (LINK)

Iraq wedding fire leaves 100 dead, more than 150 main source AFP: 207 media reports27 September 2023 (LINK)

UN Human Rights officer questions French move to bar its athletes from wearing hijab at Paris 2024Reuters ●27 September 2023 (LINK)

Leading US Jewish groups decry top legal award for 'anti-Israel' UN official Navi Pillaytimesofisrael27 September 2023 (LINK)

Ukraine grain corridor should not replace broader deal — Rebeca Grynspan, who leads the implementation of the U.N. deal with RussiaReuters ●27 September 2023 (LINK)

Iran Navy harasses US helicopter in international airspace over Arabian Gulfusni28 September 2023 (LINK)

One in six UK species threatened with extinction theconversation.com27 September 2023 (LINK)

Record-breaking astronaut Frank Rubio finally returns to Earth after accidentally spending 371 days in spacelivescience27 September 2023 (LINK)

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance to exit 42 media reports27 September 2023 (LINK)

CERN scientists find antimatter is subject to 23 media reports27 September 2023 (LINK)

Scientists discover 8th 'continent' that had been missing for 375 years: Zealandia or Te Riu-a-Maui, the new continent is 94 per cent underwater, with just a handful of islands, similar to New Zealandndtv27 September 2023 (LINK)

US officials say Travis King, who crossed into North Korea, is in American 157 media reports27 September 2023 (LINK)

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Nagorno-Karabakh: At least 125 killed, 300 injured, in fuel depot explosion as thousands flee to 62 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

Biden joins UAW strikers, the first sitting president to join a picket line: 'You deserve a hell of a lot more' media reports27 September 2023 (LINK)

— Biden: "You guys, the UAW, you saved the automobile industry back in 2008 ... you made a lot of sacrifices. You gave up a lot. And the companies were in trouble. Now they're doing incredibly well and guess what? You should be doing incredibly well."

US pauses most foreign assistance programs for Gabon after 21 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

US banning imports from three Chinese companies, citing forced labor 11 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

Vatican presses world leaders at UN to work on rules for lethal autonomous main source: AP, 10 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks, insurers as he built real estate main source: Reuters ●, 290 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

→ Hunter Biden 'received $250K wire originating in Beijing with beneficiary address listed as Joe Biden's home' → 16 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

→ Biden's dog Commander bites Secret Service agent again — marking 11th attacknypost26 September 2023 (LINK)

Russian Black Sea commander Sokolov shown on video call after Ukraine said it killed himReuters/yahoo26 September 2023 (LINK)

Lawyer who called for Thai monarchy reforms sentenced to 4 years for royal insultsReuters ●26 September 2023 (LINK)

Hollywood writers strike declared over after boards vote to approve contract with main source: AP, 104 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

Canada parliament speaker resigns after calling Ukrainian Nazi veteran a 'hero' main source: Reuters ●, 149 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

US sanctions 9 tied to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel and leader of Colombia's Clan del 22 media reports26 September 2023 (LINK)

Study shows invertebrate decline reduces natural pest control and decomposition of organic matterphys.org26 September 2023 (LINK)

Monday, 25 September 2023

Russia puts top International Criminal Court judges on federal wanted listmeduza25 September 2023 (LINK)

Russians committing rape, 'widespread' torture against Ukrainians, UN commission findsabcnews25 September 2023 (LINK)

Libya's top prosecutor orders eight officials arrested after flood disaster: Mayor of Derna and officials from the Water Resources Authority and Dams Management AuthorityAl Jazeera26 September 2023 (LINK)

Serbian president turns to Russia after monastery gun battle between ethnic Serb gunmen who stormed the village and Kosovo police. One policeman and three of the approximately 30 gunmen were killed, according to Kosovo forcespolitico ←25 September 2023 (LINK)

Trudeau calls Parliament's praise for Nazi-linked Ukraine-Canadian veteran 'deeply embarrassing'BBC ●25 September 2023 (LINK)

Biden administration blacklists 11 China firms for Moscow, Tehran drone linkscnbc25 September 2023 (LINK)

Leading Hong Kong journalist found guilty of obstructing a police main source: AP, 26 media reports25 September 2023 (LINK)

Mali junta delays February presidential election for 'technical reasons' 20 media reports25 September 2023 (LINK)

Biden hosts Pacific Island leaders in latest effort to counter China's influencePBS News Hour video25 September 2023 (LINK)

→ NYPost: Biden fumbles acronym during Pacific Islands forum speech: 'Doesn't matter what we call it,' he jokes → — (LINK)

A history of US government shutdowns: The 14 times funding has lapsed since 1980CBSs25 September 2023 (LINK)

Tax cuts from the Bush and Trump eras have cost the government $10 trillion it now owesbenzinga25 September 2023 (LINK)

— "If not for the Bush tax cut and their extensions — as well as the Trump tax cuts — revenues would be on track to keep pace with spending indefinitely, and the debt ratio (debt as a percentage of the economy) would be declining,"

The tax cuts are responsible for 57% of the increase in the debt ratio since Bush's first government in 2001. That number would reach 90% if we removed the "one-time costs" from bills responding to COVID-19 and the Great Recession.

Russia dodges G7 price cap sanctions on most of its oil main source: Financial Times, 12 media reports25 September 2023 (LINK)

The most intense heat wave ever recorded on Earth happened in Antarctica on 18 March last year, scientists say: soared to 39C above normal, reaching media reports25 September 2023 (LINK)

— Some researchers at the Dome C site stripped down to shorts, while others removed their shirts to loll in the warmth. Generally, the temperatures in March on the east coast of Antarctica are around -54 degreesC, marking a transition into autumn on the continent.

7 best watches presented at Geneva Watch Days 2023sportskeeda25 September 2023 (LINK)

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