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Constitutional right to abortion overturned by US Supreme Court after nearly 50 years in Roe v Wade ruling
Abortion · Washington

Constitutional right to abortion overturned by US Supreme Court after nearly 50 years in Roe v Wade ruling

47% Center coverage: 272 sources
The decision by Justice Samuel Alito will set off a seismic shift in reproductive rights across the United States. It will allow states to ban abortion, and experts expect about half the states to do so. The vote to overturn Roe was 5-4, with Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett joining Alito's opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts filed a separate opinion, agreeing with the court's decision to uphold the Mississippi law.See the Story
Two dead, several wounded in shooting at Norway gay nightclub, police say
Europe · Oslo

Two dead, several wounded in shooting at Norway gay nightclub, police say

41% Center coverage: 150 sources
Two people were killed and 14 wounded on Saturday in a shooting at a nightclub and in nearby streets in Norway's capital Oslo. A suspect was apprehended nearby, police said. It was not immediately clear what was the motive for the attack. Oslo is due to hold its annual Pride parade later on Saturday. See the Story
Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law
Gun Laws · Washington

Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law

61% Center coverage: 179 sources
President Biden signed the most wide-ranging gun violence prevention bill that Congress has passed in nearly 30 years. The legislation will toughen background checks for the youngest gun buyers. It will also help states put in place red flag laws that make it easier for authorities to take weapons. Most of its $13 billion cost will help bolster mental health programs and aid schools.See the Story

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Europe · Melilla

Scores killed in migrant assault on Spanish outpost of Melilla

38% Center coverage: 53 sources
A total of 133 migrants breached the border between the Moroccan city of Nador and Melilla on Friday. It was the first such mass crossing since Spain and Morocco mended diplomatic relations last month. About 2,000 people attempted to cross, but many were stopped by Spanish Civil Guard police and Moroccan forces.See the Story
US & Canada · Hong Kong

China's Xi to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover

46% Center coverage: 39 sources
Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the former British colony's 1997 return to China. It will be his first trip outside the mainland since the start of the coronavirus pandemic 2 1/2 years ago. Xi hasn't traveled outside mainland China since an official visit to Myanmar in January 2020. Xi will also visit Guangdong, Macau, Taiwan and Tibet.See the Story
Europe · London

Here we go again: Strike snarls UK trains for a third day

55% Center coverage: 22 sources
About 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff walked off the job in Britain's biggest and most disruptive railway strike for 30 years. Rail, Maritime and Transport Union is seeking a substantial pay raise as workers face a cost-of-living squeeze amid four decade-high inflation rates. Train companies seeking to cut costs and staffing after two years in which emergency government funding kept them afloat.See the Story
Petra Kvitova · Eastbourne

Kvitova surges past Ostapenko to claim Eastbourne crown

45% Center coverage: 18 sources
Petra Kvitova beats Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2 to win the Eastbourne title. It's the Czech's first grass-court title in four years and 29th trophy of her career. The No. 14 seed is the Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014. She plays Tuesday at the All England Club in a first-round match.See the Story
Business · Beijing

Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over COVID

43% Right coverage: 14 sources
All primary and secondary school students in the capital can to return to in-person classes from Monday. Beijing shut its schools in early May and asked students to move to online learning amid a spike in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. Shanghai, which endured a two-month lockdown that was lifted on Jun 1, on Saturday reported no new local cases for the first time since Feb 23.See the Story
Middle East · Iran

Iran's southern Gulf waters hit by 5.6 magnitude earthquake

50% Right coverage: 10 sources
The quake occurred between the port of Charak and the island of Kish at a depth of 22 km (13.6 miles) There were no immediate reports of fatalities or damage. Officials told state TV that there had been some 100 quakes and aftershocks over the past 10 days.See the Story
Europe · Tehran

EU's Borrell in Tehran for talks on reviving Iran's 2015 nuclear pact

50% Center coverage: 10 sources
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell arrives in Tehran for talks on Iran nuclear deal. Borrell met with Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in the morning. The visit is Borrell's first to Tehran since February 2020. Iran has repeatedly called for guarantees that there will be no repeat of Trump's pullout.See the Story
Climate Change

Oceans saved us, now we can return the favour

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
Humanity must heal oceans made sick by climate change, pollution and overfishing in order to rescue marine life and save ourselves, experts warned ahead of a major UN conference opening Monday in Lisbon.See the Story
Asia · Bangladesh

Once plagued by graft claims, lynchings, Bangladesh's Padma Multipurpose Bridge opens to public

67% Right coverage: 3 sources
The 6.51 kilometre bridge spanning the Padma River cost an estimated $3.6 billion. The World Bank and other global lending agencies declined to finance the project following a graft scandal involving a Canadian construction company. In 2019, eight people were killed in vigilante lynchings sparked by social media rumours of children being kidnapped and sacrificed as offerings.See the Story

Sheikh Sultan launches of 2nd ‘Teaching Honour’ programme in Sharjah

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, announced the launch of the "Teaching Honour" programme. He stressed the importance of teaching the Arabic language to students, and developing its teaching methods. The opening ceremony was attended by Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education.See the Story

Dubai realty sector on solid track as property deals reach Dhs 8 billion

Dubai has recorded 2,624 real estate and properties transactions at a value of Dhs 8 billion in total during the week ending 24th June 2022. The top three transactions were a land in Palm Jumeirah sold for Dhs 126.25 million, followed by a land that was sold for. Dhs 52.53 million in Al Thanayah. The month of May 2022, recorded the highest total value of real estate sales deals in the Emirate of Dubai.See the Story

Sharjah Civil Defence team extinguishes fire at a vehicle workshop

Fire broke out at a vehicle workshop in the Industrial Area 4 of Sharjah. Civil Defence and National Ambulance were dispatched to the scene. Firefighters cooled the site and ensured that the fire did not spread to other places. Site handed over to the forensic lab to find out the exact cause of the fire.See the Story

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