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Togo concern for critically ill arrested politician, 74

A 74-year-old politician facing "critical" health issues is imprisoned amidst a crackdown on dissent by Togolese authorities, as per a spokesperson for the nation's...

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Robinho must serve rape sentence in Brazil, court says

On Wednesday, Brazilian judges upheld the rape conviction of former AC Milan and Brazil striker Robinho, ruling that he must serve his nine-year prison sentence in Brazil. The decision was made by Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice (STJ), the nation’s highest court for non-constitutional matters, with a majority agreeing that Italy’s ruling was applicable in Brazil. In 2017, a Milan court found Robinho and five other Brazilians guilty of gang raping a woman in 2013 after intoxicating her with alcohol in a nightclub. This conviction was upheld by an appeals court in 2020 and further affirmed by Italy’s Supreme Court in 2022. Robinho, 40, whose full name is Robson de Souza, resides in Brazil and has consistently...

Can India’s Rahul Gandhi defeat Narendra Modi with ‘unity marches’?

Opposition Rally at Shivaji Park: Chants for Justice Location: Mumbai, India Introduction: Thousands of people gathered at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, a historic site of freedom movements, echoing chants for justice. This time, the target was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Atmosphere at the Rally: The event featured Bollywood singers, flags, and life-sized cutouts of opposition politicians. Despite heavy police presence, the atmosphere resembled a festive concert. Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family, spearheaded the event. Launch of Election Campaign: The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) launched its election campaign, challenging the BJP. Nearly a billion Indians will vote in a seven-phase election from April 19 to June 4. Opposition's Strategy: The INDIA alliance aims to counter BJP's dominance, accusing it of...