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Rightwing sheriffs’ groups ramp up drives to monitor US midterm elections

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Two groups of rightwing sheriffs that echo some of Donald Trump’s false claims about widespread voting fraud in 2020 are ramping up drives to monitor this year’s elections for potential voting and election fraud. The ...

WhatsApp opens the door to silent exits from annoying groups

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WhatsApp users will soon be able to avoid social awkwardness by gracefully – and silently – leaving annoying groups, the company has announced. Currently, if you leave a WhatsApp group, every member is notified, which...

Bushfire recovery groups blindsided by reports Resilience NSW might be axed

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Community groups from a bushfire-ravaged village in the hinterland of the New South Wales south coast fear they will be abandoned amid reports the new government agency established to coordinate disaster recovery migh...

LGBTQ+ groups unite to urge UK ministers to act against monkeypox

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LGBTQ+ groups from across the political spectrum have joined forces to demand the government increase efforts to combat monkeypox or risk it becoming endemic in the UK. There have been more than 2,600 cases of monkeyp...

Pro-Israel groups denounced after pouring funds into primary race

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Hawkish pro-Israel lobby groups have been accused of using Republican mega-donors to hijack Democratic primaries following the “alarming” defeat of a prominent Jewish congressman because he criticised Israel’s treatme...

Protesters storm Iraq parliament again amid unrest over Iran-backed groups

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Thousands of followers of an influential Shia cleric stormed into Iraq’s parliament on Saturday for the second time this week, protesting against government formation efforts led by his rivals, an alliance of Iran-bac...

Protesters storm Iraq parliament again amid unrest over Iran-backed groups

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Thousands of followers of an influential Shia cleric stormed into Iraq’s parliament on Saturday for the second time this week, protesting against government formation efforts led by his rivals, an alliance of Iran-bac...

Protesters storm Iraq parliament again amid unrest over Iran-backed groups

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Hundreds of protesters have breached Iraq’s parliament for a second time this week. The protesters, who are followers of an influential Shia cleric, are demonstrating against formation of the next government by Iran-b...

Russian man spent years as puppeteer behind US political groups, officials say

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A Russian man orchestrated a yearslong effort to puppeteer political groups in Florida, Georgia and California to sow discord in the US, spread pro-Russia propaganda and meddle in American elections, justice departmen...

Conservative Christian groups lobby federal MPs against territories’ assisted dying rights legislation

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Conservative action groups are mobilising supporters against a government push to allow territories to make their own laws on euthanasia, raising concerns around potential impacts on Indigenous Australians in the Nort...

Spanish Gypsy groups call for protection after families flee racist mob

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Spanish Gypsy groups are calling for urgent action and protection after dozens of people were forced to abandon their homes in a small Andalucían town when a killing triggered a wave of racist violence. In the early h...

US abortion rights groups step up digital game to reach people online post-Roe

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Originally published by The 19th Google searches for information began to surge immediately after Roe v Wade was overturned. In the four weeks since the supreme court’s Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruli...

Hastily drafted NSW bail laws criticised by judge and legal groups

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New bail laws hastily passed by the New South Wales government after a campaign by a Sydney tabloid newspaper have failed to imprison the child sex offenders they were designed to target, while also being critiqued by...

Human rights groups criticise EU’s Azerbaijan gas deal

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Human rights groups have criticised an EU deal to ramp up gas supplies from Azerbaijan, as Europe scrambles to secure non-Russian sources of energy. The European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday h...

Mark Haddon pledges all future US royalties to abortion rights groups

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Author Mark Haddon is to donate all future royalties from US sales of his bestselling book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to the National Network of Abortion Funds. Haddon made the announcement on h...

Role of far-right groups to be examined by January 6 panel

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Good morning. The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol today will examine the role far-right extremist groups played in fomenting the deadly insurrection and their ties to associ...

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