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Malta is being sued by the US couple who were denied abortion while on holiday

 - Local - Sep 22 SHARE ON:

The US couple who were denied an emergency abortion back in June are now suing Maltese authorities, with the grounds being Malta’s abortion law breaching human rights.

38-year-old Andrea Prudente and 45-year-old Jay Weeldreyer were on holiday in Malta when Prudente’s pregnancy was deemed ‘unviable’ and were denied an abortion despite her life being at risk. The couple were then airlifted to Mallorca via air ambulance, where the abortion was allowed to be carried out.

Sharing the news on Facebook, local media personality and former Xarabank host Peppi Azzopardi went online to state the following: “I hope the Court sees that in this case and similar ones there is a lawyer to represent the baby. It’s not right that these babies are killed without having any one to defend them.”

Malta was the subject of international news coverage when the situation occurred in June, with media platforms across the world shining a light on the couple’s precarious situation.

What do you make of this?

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WATCH: Hijab bonfires in Iran after 22-year-old dies in police custody for not wearing headscarf

 - International - Sep 22 SHARE ON:
WATCH: Hijab bonfires in Iran after 22-year-old dies in police custody for not wearing headscarf

Hijabs are being thrown into bonfires across Iran in protest of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini dying in police custody in Tehran after she was arrested by the country’s infamous ‘morality police’ for not wearing her hijab.

 

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The young woman was arrested on Tuesday and was reportedly taken to a hospital shortly after suffering multiple blows to her head, according to London-based Iran International. Activists and protestors have stated that she was beaten by the police.

Hijab-wearing has been mandatory for women in Iran since the aftermath of the country’s revolution in 1979. As the anti-governmental protests continue, many have been calling the demonstrations ‘the Iranian Women Revolution’.

The viral video shown above captures a woman dancing with her hijab in hand before throwing it into the bonfire to the joy of surrounding protestors.

Naser Kanani, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, has since slammed the United States and European Union’s “interventionist stances”, as he called them, towards Amini’s death.

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Nine out of ten participating UK companies support 4-day work week

 - Local - Sep 22 SHARE ON:
Nine out of ten participating UK companies support 4-day work week

Appropriately following a public holiday in Malta, you’ll be relieved to know that nine out of ten UK companies participating in a four-day work week trial have supported the initiative.

Three-day weekends could be more realistic than you think, with most of these companies planning to keep the structure in place after the trial is over.

Back in June, over 3,300 workers across 70 companies in United Kingdom began working a four-day week with zero pay loss and it seems that the system has rendered positive results.

Monitoring organisation 4 Day Week Global has been pushing, analysis and researching this scheme together with think tank Autonomy, with research from Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Boston College, with trials held in the United States, Ireland, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Should Malta trial the 4-day work week?

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Record-breaking 2,339 kilograms of cocaine discovered during first 7 months of 2022

 - Local - Sep 22 SHARE ON:
Record-breaking 2,339 kilograms of cocaine discovered during first 7 months of 2022

During the first seven months of this year, a record-breaking discovery of 2,339 kilograms of cocaine was made by Maltese authorities.

The amount seized over the past seven months exceeds the total amount of cocaine seized in 2021, three times over. Police Superintendent Keith Arnaud, who is responsible for the Malta Police Force’s Drug Squad, explained how difficult such processes are, with the police gathering intelligence from the public and third parties.

Following the gathering of information, specialised teams work for hours and days on end until the operation is concluded, which ultimately rids the streets of drugs whilst also shutting down organised crime.

Breaking down channels of drug transportation, Arnaud highlighted how the Police saw an increase in all channels, including air, sea and even mail.

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