17/03: What Else is Happening in the World?

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With recent news dominated by the Ukraine invasion, we wanted to give you an update on the other stories that are moving our world.

  • As the news cycle continues to be dominated by the Ukraine-Russian conflict, we wanted to give you an update on the other key topics of the moment.
  • Firstly, some good news: UK nationals Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori have arrived back home, after being detained in Iran for 6 years. Both were accused by Iran of spying.
  • In Japan, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake which was felt through a number of regions has prompted a tsunami alert. A number of people have been reported dead and many are injured.
  • Protests have erupted again in Sudan over the alleged gang-rape of a young woman by security forces. This follows 13 accounts of rape and gang-rape at a protest back in December 2021.
  • A French minister announced that Paris is prepared to discuss the “autonomy” of Corsica. Corisicans question the certainty of such commitments, with the national election just 1 month away.
  • Germany has recorded the highest Covid incidence rate since the start of the pandemic. Nevertheless, the country is still planning to lessen restrictions in the hope of a mild spring.
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Earthquake: Two dead after Japan hit by tremor

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Sudan: Official says security forces attempted to rape woman near protest march

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Germany set to relax COVID restrictions

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