US & World

Top Florida health official on leave over support for vaccination

[ad_1] "As the decision to get vaccinated is a personal medical choice that should be made free from coercion and mandates from employers, the employee in question has been placed on administrative leave, and the Florida Department of Health is conducting an inquiry to determine if any laws were broken in this case," a spokesperson said in a statement to the BBC. [ad_2] Source link
US & World

Robinho: Brazilian footballer loses final appeal against rape conviction

[ad_1] Robinho scored 28 goals in 100 games for BrazilBrazilian footballer Robinho has lost his final appeal against a conviction for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013.On Wednesday, the Supreme Court in Rome upheld a previous ruling sentencing the 37-year-old to nine years in jail. In 2017, Robinho and five other Brazilians were found guilty of assaulting a 22-year-old Albanian woman in a
US & World

Winter Olympics: Athletes warned over speaking out on human rights issues

[ad_1] The staging of the Winter Games in China have prompted protestsAthletes at next month's Beijing Winter Olympics face punishment for behaviour that is against the spirit of the Games or Chinese rules, an official has said.It comes after Human Rights Watch held a briefing to warn of the dangers of athletes speaking out at the Games.Athletes were told to "stay silent" about human rights issues as they will "not
US & World

Sheikh Jarrah: Israeli police evict Palestinians from East Jerusalem home

[ad_1] "Since the evacuation order was issued in 2017, members of the family living in the illegal buildings were given countless opportunities to hand over the land with consent, but unfortunately they refused to do so, even after meetings and repeated dialog attempts by the Jerusalem Municipality." [ad_2] Source link