1. Notorious Gangster Vikas Dubey who had been arrested for killing eight police officers in Kanpur, India, was killed in an encounter by the Uttar Pradesh Police wherein a vehicle in the convoy that was taking him from Ujjain to Kanpur overturned and Dubey snatched a pistol and fired at the police but the police retaliated by killing him.
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2. Per a report ‘Seizing the Moment’, released by UNAIDS, HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached, owing to the deeply unequal access to antiretroviral therapy and service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic leading to the global AIDS response getting set back by 10 years or more.
3. Two elite US universities – Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are suing Homeland Security and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), over a decision to withdraw visas from foreign students whose courses move fully online.
4. Thousands of people have taken part in protests in Khabarovsk, Russia, marching towards the regional government in Khabarovsk, shouting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, over the arrest of regional leader – Governor Sergei Furgal who was detained and accused of having ordered the killing of several business people 15 years ago.
5. The Dutch government will no longer include gender markers on national identification documents (IDs) in the next five years, a move that balances the potential harms – such as harassment, discrimination, and violence.
6. Amnesty International has collected new evidence showing that indiscriminate airstrikes by the Myanmar military have killed civilians, including children, amid worsening armed conflict in the country’s Rakhine and Chin States.
7. Sudan has ratified a law criminalising Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), three months after the cabinet approved amendments to the criminal code that would punish those who perform it.
8. Russia and China have vetoed a last-ditch attempt by members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to extend approval for humanitarian aid to be delivered across two border crossings into Syria from Turkey for the next six months.
9. Police fired tear-gas as thousands of Serbs protested for a fourth consecutive night on Friday, 10th July, in Belgrade, Serbia, rallying against President Aleksander Vucic and his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
10. President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
News Collated by: Darshi Shah Darshi is a masters student in international management and sustainability at Sciences PO, Paris and the Communications Lead at Contego Humanitas Foundation.