Making the practice legal in about three-quarters of the country's regions, on September 23, the Mexican state of Sonora's congress legalized same-sex marriage. The modification in the legislation was passed by the Sonora legislature with 26 votes in favor and seven votes against. Since Mexico City became the first area to allow same-sex marriage in 2009, the movement for marriage equality and LGBT rights has accelerated.
According to Konchok Stanzin, a councilor from Chushul, villagers have lost access to a huge grazing area near Gogra in eastern Ladakh as a result of rising Chinese-presence in the area. Since April-May 2020, Indian and Chinese-forces have been involved in a standoff at Gogra, one of many outposts in eastern-Ladakh. Forces have withdrawn from the Pangong Tso and Gogra sectors, establishing "no zones" along the delimited Line of Actual-Control… read-more
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In an interview with Associated Press, Taliban leader Mullah Nooruddin Turabi confirmed that Executions and Amputations will soon return as laws in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Mullah stated, "we will follow Islam and we will make our laws from the Quran" and justified punishments like cutting off hands as well. Fearing the return of harsh Taliban rules, many Afghans still continue to try and flee Afghanistan.
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Algerian Airspace has reportedly been blocked by the Algerian government for all Moroccan flights due to rising tensions between the two. The Algerian Presidency called it a civilised way of avoiding more casualties and confirmed the ban on September 22. He cited "continued provocations and hostile practices by Morocco" as the reason. Morocco has not yet commented. Flights to be diverted via Tunis for Algerian to Morocco.
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After donating 30 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Asian nations, Japan pledges to donate 60 million doses on September 23. Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga also confirmed the decision to double the vaccine's donation at a global summit held in the US. Vietnam, Taiwan, and Indonesia are among the beneficiary nation. So far, nearly 55 percent of Japan's population is fully vaccinated, equating to the US vaccine number.
Star Player Cristiano Ronaldo was ranked the world's highest-paid soccer player on September 23. According to Forbes, Ronaldo will make $125 million this year, out of which $70 million is from salary and the rest from partnerships and endorsements. Ronaldo replaces last year's topper Lionel Messi with $110 million as total payment this year. Argentina player Neymar ($95mn) ranked third, Kylian Mbappe ($43mn) fourth, and Mohammed ($41mn) on… read-more
At the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 22, UK PM Boris Johnson while addressing requested the world leaders to consider the "climate crisis" as a serious issue. “If we keep on the current track then the temperatures will go up by 2.7 degrees or more by the end of the century, never mind what that will do to the ice floes,” Johnson mentioned while addressing.
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A 40-feet long Whale which weighed around 30,000 kg washed up dead ashore on a beach in Maharashtra, on September 21 which sparked lots of attention. Officials stated that the gigantic whale mostly died sometime in August and got washed up from the Arabian Sea. Officials were highly unsuccessful in moving the dead whale's body and eventually buried the Whale's body at the beach after digging a five-feet deep hole.
A week after his cancellation of a major submarine contract which triggered a diplomatic spat with Paris, Australian PM Scott Morrison said that he had sought but failed to schedule a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Morrison stated that repairing ties with France will take time. Paris has summoned its representatives from Canberra and Washington, claiming that Australia's plan to construct nuclear submarines had caught them off… read-more
WHO released its first air quality guidelines since 2005 on September 22, with the goal of lowering mortality from key pollutants that cause human deaths. In the guidance to its 194 members, it has reduced the recommended maximum limits for several pollutants. WHO says, "Almost 80% of deaths related to PM2.5 could be avoided in the world if the current air pollution levels were reduced to... updated guideline."