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US Joins Uganda to Co-sponsor a Non-binding International Declaration Opposing Abortion

US Joins Uganda to Co-sponsor a Non-binding International Declaration Opposing Abortion

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 The United States joined Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda on Thursday to co-sponsor a nonbinding international declaration opposing abortion, in a rebuke of the UN Human Rights Council, which has enshrined abortion access as a universal right. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing ceremony. The Geneva Consensus Declaration aims to promote women's health, "defends the unborn and reiterates the vital importance of the family," Pompeo said at the ceremony. Access to abortion is widely restricted in the other countries to co-sponsor the declaration. "There is no international right to abortion," Pompeo said. Though the document does not directly address same-sex marriage, the only co-spon...
Brazil Announce Equal Pay For Male And Female Footballers

Brazil Announce Equal Pay For Male And Female Footballers

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Brazil have announced they will be paying their male and female national teams equally going forward. 'Seleçao' join the likes of Australia, Norway, New Zealand and Finland in taking a huge step towards equality. Rio de Janeiro - Seleção brasileira de futebol feminino disputa semifinal com a Suécia, no Maracanã. O Brasil perde nos pênaltis e vai disputar o bronze (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil) It means female stars such as Marta and Cristiane will be paid the same amount as Neymar and Roberto Firmino. CFB president Rogerio Caboclo explained: "The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men's and women's football, which means the women players will earn the same as the men." The initiative will be rolled out for next year's Olympic as well as future Wor...
Brazil Becomes Second Country To Register  Over 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Brazil Becomes Second Country To Register Over 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths

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By Elite News Reporter Brazil has become the second country, after the USA, to register more than 50,000 deaths from COVD-19. It comes amid growing political unrest and a few days after the country confirmed more than one million Coronavirus infections. Experts warn that the peak of the outbreak in Brazil is still weeks away. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded the biggest one-day increase in cases, with the Americas responsible for most of the new infections. Of the 183,000 new cases reported in 24 hours, more than 60% were from North and South America, the agency said. However, the growing outbreak did not stop thousands of supporters and opponents of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro from taking to the streets in rival protests on Sunday. Ant...
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