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The Daily Brief: Suicide Bombing Kills Dozens in Northern Afghanistan Mosque

A Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern city of Kunduz was attacked by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers yesterday.

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The Daily Brief Suicide Bombing Kills Dozens in Northern Afghanistan Mosque

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ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack on a Shia mosque in Northern Afghanistan which injured or killed more than 100 people.
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  • A Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern city of Kunduz was attacked by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers yesterday.
  • Reports have estimated that the attack killed or injured upwards of 100 people with Dost Mohammad Obaida, the deputy police chief for Kunduz province, stating that a “majority of them have been killed”.
  • This incident marks the largest attack in the country since the Taliban’s rise to power; Dost Mohammad Obaida claims that an investigation into the attack is underway assuring Shias that “the Taliban are prepared to ensure their safety”.
  • The Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K) has claimed responsibility for the attack as it continues its campaign against the Hazara Shia minority in Afghanistan.
  • ISIS-K is a Sunni extremist group which has long targeted Shia Muslims in Afghanistan, especially those of the Hazara ethnic minority, which is predominantly Shia.
  • This attack is the largest conducted by ISIS-K since their August 26th attack on Kabul International Airport which killed about 170 civilians and 13 US troops.
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Facebook to Ban Sale of Protected Amazon Rainforest Land on Marketplace

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  • Facebook has announced plans to curb the sale of large parcels of protected Amazon rainforest land though Marketplace.
  • The new policy will “explicitly prohibit” the illegal sale or purchase of “land in ecological conservation areas within the Amazon rainforest.”
  • This move is limited to protected areas of the Amazon rainforest and does not extend to other wildlife habitats or publicly owned land.
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Business Insider

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130 Countries Agree to Set a Minimum Tax Rate to 15%

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  • Powerful nations in the world have finalized a minimum corporate tax rate of 15% as well as other changes in regards to tax havens.
  • This tax rate will now be applied to companies with a revenue of 866 million USD or above. 
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced the development on Friday, stating that “The landmark deal, agreed by 136 countries and jurisdictions representing more than 90% of global GDP, will also reallocate more than USD 125 billion of profits from around 100 of the world’s largest and most profitable MNEs to countries worldwide, ensuring that these firms pay a fair share of tax wherever they operate and generate profits”.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/08/business/oecd-global–tax.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/06/05/g7-tax-us-yellen/

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  • As of 2019 2.3 million doses of Moxiquirix have been administered to infants. 
  • The vaccine aims to kill the disease which affects children under 5. 
  • Regional Director, Matshidiso Moeti states that she hopes since more children will be protected from malaria as infants, more will grow up as healthy adults. 
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https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/07/africa/africa-historic-malaria-breakthrough-celebrated-intl/index.html

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/10/1102362

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Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov Win Nobel Peace Prize 

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  • Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dimtri Muratov of Russia have won the Nobel Peace Prize after their courageous efforts to amplify the right to freedom of expression. 
  • A committee member has stated that they are representatives for other journalists as they have stood up for the freedom of the press in an ideal democratic world. 
  • In the Philippines alone 87 journalists have been killed and in Russia there have been 58 killed while 7 have been reported missing.

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Polish Court Ruling Challenges EU Law 

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  • A new court ruling in Poland which has challenged the Supremacy of the EU, may lead to more crises and the exit of Poland from the EU. 
  • The aftermath of the ruling may push the Polish government into reconsidering economic risks which have clashed with EU laws. 
  • Politicians across Europe say that Poland is playing with fire, since it has had fast economic growth since under the EU.

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Credit Suisse Found Guilty for Involvement in Money Laundering Scheme

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  • Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court found Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second largest bank, guilty for its involvement in a money laundering scheme involving a Bulgarian drug trafficking gang.
  • The bank is being fined 21 million Swiss francs ($22 million) due to its poor monitoring and implementation of anti-money laundering rules. More than 12 million francs worth of assets are also being confiscated due to their connection with the criminal group.
  • Credit Suisse has denied any wrongdoings and stated that it has been “continuously testing its anti-money laundering framework and has been strengthening it over time, in accordance with evolving regulatory standards.”
  • This case originated from actions taken by a former employee in 2007 and 2008, and two other Bulgarian citizens’ actions in 2005 and 2009. Some of their sentences and fines were suspended due to the amount of time passed since the crimes took place.

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Chlorine Gas Leak in Jordan Port City Kills Thirteen People

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  • A gas leak in Aqaba, Jordan killed at least thirteen people and injured more than 250. A storage container carrying between 25 and 30 tonnes of chlorine gas fell as it was being exported to Djibouti, releasing the gas.
  • A video of the incident on state TV shows the container being dropped onto the deck of the ship and a yellow colored gas spreading through the air as people try to evacuate. The accident seems to be a result of the crane malfunctioning.
  • If chlorine is inhaled at high levels, it can cause life-threatening damage. A nearby beach in Aqaba was evacuated as a safety precaution, and residents who live in the nearest residential area, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) away, were advised to stay inside and close windows.
  • Jordan’s Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh traveled to Aqaba and visited some of the injured at the hospital. He also formed a team led by the interior minister to investigate the incident.

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Russian Missile Sets Ukraine Shopping Center on Fire

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  • A busy shopping center in Ukraine was set on fire by Russian missiles on Monday, killing at least thirteen people and injuring dozens. The total number of casualties is still unknown.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that “The number of victims is impossible to imagine” and that there could have been up to 1,000 people in the mall.
  • The attack came during the G7 summit, where world leaders condemned recent atrocities and promised to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes” in a joint statement. President Zelensky spoke to the leaders at the summit and stated that he wants the war to end before winter.
  • NATO has decided to increase the number of troops in its rapid reaction force from 40,000 to 300,000, more than eightfold. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated this move is part of the “biggest overhaul of collective defense and deterrence since the Cold War.”
  • The United States has announced that it will provide Ukraine with advanced medium and long-range air defense capabilities.

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World Watches as the United States Supreme Court Abolishes a Woman’s Right to an Abortion

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  • The United States’ top justices voted to eliminate the constitutional right to an abortion, a law that had been in place for over 50 years.
  • The closely watched decision was heralded by some and derided by others, depending on their position on the controversial concept of a woman’s right to choose for her own body.
  • With the abolition of the constitutional right, it is expected that many states in the U.S. will implement near total bans of abortion rights, while other states such as California, Oregon and Washington have reaffirmed their commitment to preserve the right to an abortion.
  • Planned Parenthood, the advocacy face for abortion rights, is mobilizing around the country to bolster and increase services in those states that will preserve the right, and engage voters in those states that plan to abolish the right.

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The EU Approves Ukraine for Candidacy

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  • The EU has finally approved the application of Ukraine to become a candidate country for admission to the 27- country organization. Ukraine will now join the official candidate list, which already includes Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey. 
  • The US is expected to provide an additional $450m in security assistance to Ukraine. Which includes four more High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems. 
  • The EU and Norway have agreed to cooperate and provide the EU’s 27 countries with gas from Western Europe’s biggest provider. The EU imports roughly ⅕ of its gas from Norway compared to the 40% it was receiving from Russia. Currently, Russia has been cutting gas supplies to countries refusing to pay for it in roubles. 
  • Melbourne is considering utilizing its largely vacant $200m Center for National Resilience building to house hundreds of refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine and Afghanistan. The center will only be able to temporarily house about 500 refugees from Afghanistan and about 200 from Ukraine. 
  • Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov thanked US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin after receiving and welcoming the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) from the United States. 
  • Nike joined other leading Western brands by formally making a full exit from Russia, three months after suspending its operations. Telecoms equipment maker Cisco is also planning to wind down business in Russia and Belarus as well.

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US Supreme Court Expands Gun Carrying Rights Causing National Outrage 

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  • The US Supreme Court expanded gun carrying rights after a New York law denied the plaintiffs Robert Nash and Brandon Koch from carrying a concealed weapon in public, despite them having licenses for recreational gun ownership. 
  • The US court ruled that the New York law requiring residents to prove “proper cause” to carry a concealed weapon is unconstitutional. Justice Clarence Thomas, who represented the 6 justices who ruled in favor of the decision, stated that Americans have the right to carry “commonly used” firearms in public for personal defense. 
  • This decision comes amid an intense national debate over gun violence, and could possibly challenge the  outcome of similar regulations in other states, such as California and New Jersey, and affect a quarter of Americans by allowing more people to carry guns legally. 
  • Three liberal justices, Elena Kahan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer, were against the majority decision, and Justice Breyer noted that “since the start of this year alone (2022), there have already been 277 reported mass shootings – an average of more than one per day.”
  • While the National Rifle Association (NRA) celebrated the judgment, President Biden stated that he was “deeply disappointed” by the court’s decision and that the ruling “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should trouble us all.” 
  • New York Mayor Eric Adams also agreed with Biden and stated that he would review other ways to restrict gun access by restricting the application process for buying guns and looking into bans of firearms at specific locations. 

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