Caitlin Clark, Iowa lose NCAA basketball final; win big on women’s sport

Caitlin Clark believes the excitement surrounding her trailblazing college basketball career heralds a bright future for women’s sport in the United States as she prepares to join the professional ranks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The 22-year-old Iowa phenomenon signed off from collegiate sport on Sunday with a disappointing 87-75 defeat to South…

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How an EU-funded security force helped Senegal crush democracy protests

An elite EU-trained Senegalese police unit was meant to tackle cross-border crime. Instead it was used to quash a popular movement, an Al Jazeera investigation has found. Dakar, Senegal / Madrid, Spain – The Senegalese government deployed a special counterterrorism unit, created, equipped, and trained with funding from the European Union, to violently suppress recent pro-democracy…

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Settler violence: Israel’s ethnic cleansing plan for the West Bank

The Israeli state is actively encouraging settler violence against the Palestinians as part of its long-standing policy of displacement. On February 8, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds who were out grazing their herds in the Sadet a-Tha’leh community, near Hebron in the occupied West Bank. They expelled the Palestinians from the pasture and used drones to…

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