Aircraft used for 'death flights' returns to Argentina

A cargo plane used by military henchmen during Argentina's "dirty war" to fly leftists over the ocean and push them to their deaths has been brought back to the country, where it may go on display in a museum on the horrors of dictatorship.. Some 30,000 people disappeared during the Argentine military's "dirty war" against leftist subversion.

Biden vows to fight Republicans' 'extreme' anti-abortion agenda

A year after US Supreme Court scrapped the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, President Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to fight against the "extreme and dangerous" effort by Republicans to curb access to the procedure nationwide.. Biden warned that Republicans were working to enact a nationwide abortion ban.

Singapore holds first LGBTQ rally since gay sex decriminalised

Hundreds of people wearing pink attended Singapore's annual "Pink Dot" LGBTQ rally on Saturday, the first to be held since the city-state decriminalised gay sex last year.. Singapore's "Pink Dot" gay rights rally started in 2009 and has regularly attracted sizeable crowds despite a backlash from some quarters.

US indicts 4 Chinese companies for trafficking fentanyl ingredients

The US government has charged four Chinese companies and eight Chinese individuals with trafficking in chemicals used in manufacturing fentanyl, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday.. In Indiana on Friday US officials announced charges against 19 people involved in trafficking fentanyl.

Superstar yogi Sadhguru: 'The age of yoga has come!'

Superstar yoga teacher Sadhguru has more than 10 million followers online and he sees no limit to how many people will become adherents in the coming years. . This generation and the coming generations are really ready for yoga," he said. 

Pence throws down gauntlet to Trump on abortion

Mike Pence demanded Friday that every US Republican presidential hopeful back a nationwide abortion ban at 15 weeks or earlier as he sought to outflank Donald Trump on an issue his former boss has been accused of fudging.. "So I want to say from my heart, every Republican candidate for president should support a ban on abortion before 15 weeks as a minimum nationwide standard."

Spain's right rattled by row over 'macho' violence

The Spanish far-right's denial that gender violence exists is causing a headache for the conservative Popular Party (PP), who may need their help to come to power after next month's general election.. "It is walking on eggshells" until the general election, Roman said.

US a country divided one year after Supreme Court abortion ruling

The historic US Supreme Court about-face on abortion a year ago has created a nightmare for women seeking the procedure, a legal morass for the courts and a challenge for the Republican Party.. Every state restriction imposed on abortion is being challenged in the courts and the legal battle is ongoing in heavily populated states such as Georgia and South Carolina.

Man pleads guilty in UK over Vietnamese migrant deaths

A Romanian man accused of being a ringleader of a people smuggling operation pleaded guilty on Friday to the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in a lorry in southeast England.. Draghici pleaded guilty to the charges at London's Old Bailey court and will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.

Hospital doctors in England to stage five-day strike

Hospital doctors in England on Friday announced the longest strike in the history of the state-funded National Health Service (NHS), in an ongoing row over pay.. Health officials say it has disrupted services, just as the service battles to clear a huge backlog in treatment caused by years of under-funding and under-staffing, and by the Covid pandemic.