🌏 "Russian Warship, Go Fuck Yourself", Colombia Decriminalizes Abortion And More

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Russia has invaded Ukraine in what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a “special military operation” to demilitarize its neighbor.

  • Air raid sirens were heard in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital after the announcement on Feb. 24. Ukrainians in Kyiv were seen in packed up cars lining up at gas stations before leaving the city.
  • Martial law had been introduced across Ukraine, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a statement following the attacks from Russian troops.

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In a historic victory for women’s rights, Colombia’s top court has voted to decriminalize abortion, making it the latest Latin America country to decriminalize the procedure.

  • Prior to the ruling, abortion in Colombia was only legal in certain circumstances: when the mother’s life is at risk, if the fetus has life-threatening abnormalities or when the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.
  • If women seek abortions outside of these circumstances, they could face up to four and a half years in jail.
  • Around 400,000 abortions are carried out in Colombia every year, but only 10% of the cases are performed legally, according to the Guardian.
  • The verdict is another victory for the feminist Green Wave movement in Latin American, which has grown in recent years. Last September, Mexico’s supreme court found it unconstitutional to criminalize abortion. In 2020, Argentina became the largest Latin American country to legalize abortion.

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A sloth found hanging from electrical wires after climbing up the pole in Antioquia, Colombia, has been successfully rescued by public workers after a 20-minute operation.

  • 38 year-old public service worker, Víctor Hugo López, who was in charge of the rescue, managed to calm the sloth down with some encouraging words and got it to cling on a broom to bring it down after 20 minutes.
  • The sloth was then returned to its original habitat afterwards as shown in a video shared on Twitter by the public utilities company.

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