Comprehensive support needed for Haitians facing expulsion in Americas

Vulnerable Haitian men, women and children on the move in the Americas, should not be expelled from countries where they have found shelter, UN agencies said in a protection appeal on Thursday. Read the full story, “Comprehensive support needed for Haitians facing expulsion in Americas”, on globalissues.org →

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Climate action: ‘Time is running out’, UN chief tells ministers

With just one month left until the COP26 climate change conference, countries must do more to reduce emissions, finance climate action and support mitigation, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the final official ministerial meeting in Milan, Italy, on Thursday.  Read the full story, “Climate action: ‘Time is running out’, UN chief tells ministers”, on globalissues.org →

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‘Urgent’ international response needed in Myanmar: UN chief

An “urgent” international response is needed to prevent the crisis in Myanmar from becoming a “catastrophe” in the heart of Southeast Asia and beyond, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned. In a report sent to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the UN chief also said he feared that the military’s grip on power would become increasingly… Continue reading ‘Urgent’ international response needed in Myanmar: UN chief

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Iraq: ‘Moral obligation’ to ensure justice for Yazidi and other survivors of ISIL crimes

A new Iraqi law to support Yazidi women survivors of crimes committed by ISIL terrorists, represents “a watershed moment” in addressing the wrongs committed against them and other minority groups, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict told an event on Thursday, highlighting the need for effective reparations. Read the full story, “Iraq: ‘Moral obligation’ to ensure justice for Yazidi and other survivors of ISIL crimes”, on globalissues.org →

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UN Chief commends ‘remarkable achievements’ in Sudan

The UN Secretary-General on Thursday recognized the “remarkable achievements and resilience of the Sudanese people, and its transitional government” since the overthrow of Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, as they “chart a new future together.”  Read the full story, “UN Chief commends ‘remarkable achievements’ in Sudan”, on globalissues.org →

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Ethiopia: 7 UN officials told to leave country within 72 hours

Secretary-General António Guterres voiced his shock on Thursday after the Ethiopian Government declared seven UN staff persona non grata, ordering them to leave the country within 72 hours.   Read the full story, “Ethiopia: 7 UN officials told to leave country within 72 hours”, on globalissues.org →

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Education a ‘powerful tool’ to counter hate speech, UN chief tells online forum

Growing polarization and intolerance are fuelling a rise in hate speech worldwide, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, in remarks to the opening of an online forum to counter this “global firestorm” through the power of education.  Read the full story, “Education a ‘powerful tool’ to counter hate speech, UN chief tells online forum”, on globalissues.org →

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Homeland Security changes Trump-era immigration policy

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new rules on immigration arrests, directing U.S. officials to focus on detaining and deporting immigrants who pose a threat to national security or public safety.

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Climate change impacts Great Lakes coastline

It’s not just the U.S. coasts experiencing climate change. Communities along the shores of the Great Lakes are seeing it too. Ben Tracy has more for CBS News series Eye on America.

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Derrick Jones Jr. vs. Zach LaVine in the ultimate dunk contest? Nope

Acquired this offseason, Jones downplayed talk about the idea of the two former dunk champions going at it in the ultimate dunk-off. There’s always a hope for a ‘‘Rocky III’’ ending. Much like Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed did at the end of that movie, perhaps Bulls teammates Derrick Jones Jr. and Zach LaVine will… Continue reading Derrick Jones Jr. vs. Zach LaVine in the ultimate dunk contest? Nope

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Wild afternoon shootout happened on crowded street in the shadow of downtown high-rises: “There was gunpowder in the air.”

Chicago police work the scene where multiple people were shot near the Grand Avenue, Halsted Street, and Milwaukee Avenue intersection, in the West Town neighborhood, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times It was the evening run-hour, and Milwaukee Avenue was crowded with people running errands, leaving work, walking their dogs. In the shadow of… Continue reading Wild afternoon shootout happened on crowded street in the shadow of downtown high-rises: “There was gunpowder in the air.”

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Bears notebook: Rookie Khyiris Tonga turning heads

Bears rookie nose tackle Khyiris Tonga had five tackles against the Browns last week. Tonga is playing in place of injured starter Eddie Goldman. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times With nose tackle Eddie Goldman practicing Thursday and possibly playing Sunday against the Lions, Tonga still could figure in the rotation. “He’s getting better every week,” Bears defensive… Continue reading Bears notebook: Rookie Khyiris Tonga turning heads

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Cook County TIF districts’ 2020 tax tally: $1.5 billion

Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times A new Cook County report details how revenue collected from Cook County’s hundreds of tax increment financing districts rose 11.6% for the 2020 tax year. Cook County’s tax increment financing districts sites will collect almost $1.5 billion in revenue for the 2020 tax year, even as 14 of those districts were eliminated,… Continue reading Cook County TIF districts’ 2020 tax tally: $1.5 billion

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Columna: Estados Unidos debe aclarar su política de asilo

El 22 de septiembre, migrantes de Haití cruzan el Río Bravo desde Del Rio, Texas, para regresar a Ciudad Acuña y evitar una posible deportación. | AP El gobierno debe definir a quién permitirá solicitar asilo y aplicar esa política sin discriminación a nadie. Read in English Hoy en día, el campamento fronterizo improvisado para… Continue reading Columna: Estados Unidos debe aclarar su política de asilo

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More collaboration? Matt Nagy asked players for offensive suggestions

Matt Nagy coaches in the Bears’ opener. | Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The Collaborative Coach — trademark pending — is at it again.  Matt Nagy doesn’t want to explain what he’s doing differently in the wake of Sunday’s offensive embarrassment. But we do know one thing he did Tuesday when crafting this week’s game… Continue reading More collaboration? Matt Nagy asked players for offensive suggestions

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Brookfield Zoo Fall Free Days Schedule Released, Starts Next Week

Free admission days are back at the Brookfield Zoo this fall, with the first starting next week. Brookfield Zoo will hold 10 sets of free days from October through December where admission to the ground will be free of charge, though parking fees will still apply, according to their website. These are the upcoming free… Continue reading Brookfield Zoo Fall Free Days Schedule Released, Starts Next Week

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Austin-Travis County is nearing threshold for Stage 3 guidelines. Will ACL change that?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Just as fast as case numbers and hospitalizations shot up in Austin-Travis County, they’ve come plummeting back down. Within just the last month, ICU numbers dropped below capacity and hospital admissions went down enough to give health leaders the confidence to shift the area to Stage 4 COVID-19 risk-based guidelines. As of… Continue reading Austin-Travis County is nearing threshold for Stage 3 guidelines. Will ACL change that?

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Fire breaks out in east Austin near Travis County Expo Center

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Firefighters with the Austin Fire Department are responding to a blaze in east Austin Thursday afternoon. TOP STORIES | Truck leaking propane leads to Lakeway evacuations, shelter-in-place orders The fire is taking place at 6909 Wentworth Drive, which is near the Travis County Expo Center. Google Maps shows the address is in… Continue reading Fire breaks out in east Austin near Travis County Expo Center

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