For decades, Palestinian prisoners have used hunger strikes as a means of reclaiming power and control, turning the body into a weapon.
The Italian anti-mafia commission is probing whether crime syndicates are intervening in the country's vaccine distribution.
Both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden huddled with aides in the final hours before the debate, which will offer the candidates their biggest national stage to outline different visions for a country facing multiple crises.
US President Donald Trump's campaign rally at Portsmouth International Airport will come three weeks after an indoor rally in Tulsa, his first of the Covid-19 era, drew a smaller-than-expected crowd amid concerns of rising infections.
The immunisation, carried out under emergency powers, is a desperate bid to halt measles infection rates that have been inexorably rising since mid-October, with most of the victims young children.
The controversial law that absolved rapists if they marry their victims was abolished after a high-profile campaign for its repeal. Lebanon's decision comes just over two weeks after Jordan's parliament binned a similar article.
The law passed raises the minimum marriage age to 18 from 16 and removes all exceptions for child marriage, meaning that girls and boys under 18 cannot get married even with the permission of their parents.
Zimbabwe's president was on Friday ready to kick off a set of political rallies aimed at drumming up support among the youth in his bid to remain in office.
Proponents of the ban say the lack of a paper trail from the use of cash fosters corruption in the world's second most populous country.
Authorities say some 90 armed men, allegedly from the Rohingya community, stormed outposts in Rakhine State. At least eight attackers died in the ambush and two were captured alive.
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