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Unprecedented anti-government protests have been sweeping Israel since the beginning of the year over a set of judicial reforms proposed by the far-right government.

Here’s what you need to know.

Also Happening Around The World

🇸🇴 This Somali runner was so slow to finish an international 100-meter race and people have questions.

🇷🇺 Russia’s jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to another 19 years in prison.

🇨🇳 A bear at a zoo in China looks just like a human in a costume and people are confused.

🇨🇳 Also in China, the capital Beijing has been hit by its deadliest flooding in a century and the videos look unreal.

🇯🇵 This Japanese man spent $14K to become a dog in order to fulfill his life-long dream.

South Korean soccer player Casey Phair, 16, made history on Tuesday, July 25 when she became the youngest player in women’s World Cup history.

As a member of the South Korean national team, Phair entered play during the 78th minute in country’s first game in the World Cup.

This edged out the record was previously held by Nigeria’s Ifeanyi Chiejine record during her debut at 16 years and 34 days old in 1999 by just eight days.

Born in South Korea but raised in the US, Phair is South Korea’s first mixed race player.

Her mother is Korean and her father is American.

Phair started played at a young age and currently plays for her school in New Jersey.

More Women’s World Cup Stories

🇧🇷 Brazilian soccer star Marta gave a moving speech about representation in women’s sport at her final World Cup.

🇲🇦 This Moroccan women’s soccer player has become the first hijabi player at the women’s World Cup.

An Aboriginal lawyer has become Australia’s first Indigenous woman Supreme Court judge.

Louise Taylor, an Indigenous Kamilaroi woman, was appointed to the supreme court in the Australian Capital Territory, which includes the capital, Canberra, on Wednesday, July 26.

As a lawyer, she has mostly practiced in criminal law, with a focus on family violence.

In 2018, Taylor also made history in the Australian Capital Territory, when she became the first Aboriginal judicial officer.

She said she was very honored by the privilege to serve the community with her latest appointment.

“This is, of course, a very proud day for my family and I, and I hope a very proud day for First Nations people, in particular First Nations women,” she said.

Taylor will be sworn in in August.

Trans men in Italy are entering the Miss Italy pageant after it banned trans women from competing.

After a trans woman was crowned the first trans Miss Netherlands in July, Patrizia Mirigliani, the organizer of the Miss Italy pageant, criticized the Dutch pageant, saying that it was an “absurd strategy to make the news”.

Mirigliani’s comments caused a controversy, but Miss Italy organizers still confirmed that only people who are assigned female at birth can compete.

Federico Barbarossa, a trans man activist, then announced on Instagram that he had successfully registered for Miss Italy as he was assigned female at birth.

He also encouraged other trans men to sign up to protest the organizers’ decision.

Since then, more than 100 trans men have reportedly registered for the competition.

Miss Italy organizers told local media that it had indeed received “some” of these applications.

It confirmed that the men will be eligible to take part in the selection process, starting with local casting.

More Good News For Your Week

🇱🇰 A giant snake crashed a cricket match in Sri Lanka and completely stole the show.

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