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India: Unlicensed doctor ‘infects 40 of us’ with HIV

At least 40 people have been tested HIV positive in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where an unqualified doctor had allegedly used a single syringe to treat all of his patients in the area, according to local media reports. The news broke on Tuesday, months after the victims, including children, were diagnosed at a…

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How the ‘diversity exchange’ silences folks of coloration

This week Amena Khan became the latest woman of colour to be silenced in public. Just days after it was announced that Khan – a hijab-wearing Muslim beauty blogger –  was to join French cosmetics company L’Oreal’s « diversity-celebrating » haircare campaign, she was forced to pull out. Her decision followed a right-wing witch-hunt against her over…

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Why are folks protesting in Iran?

Tensions are high in Iran as hundreds of people protest in multiple cities against the government’s economic policies. About 300 people protested in Kermanshah, a city in western Iran, on Friday, according to the semi-state news agency Fars. Police there used water cannon and tear gas to disperse demonstrators. Protests also broke out in the capital Tehran,…

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