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The News Roundup - International

Students and demonstrators participated in protests  against India's new citizenship law in Chennai this week. The law creates a new pathway to citizenship for immigrants to India from of all the major religions of South Asia — except Islam.
Students and demonstrators participated in protests against India's new citizenship law in Chennai this week. The law creates a new pathway to citizenship for immigrants to India from of all the major religions of South Asia — except Islam.

A video of women protecting a protester from the police captured the world’s attention this week. The man was part of the demonstrations against a controversial citizenship bill in India.

From The Wall Street Journal:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government pushed through the bill last week, creating a simplified pathway to citizenship for immigrants of all the major religions of South Asia except Islam. Protests have broken out daily on college campuses and in Muslim-dominated parts of New Delhi and across the country.

Australia’s most populous state declared the second state of emergency in two months over wildfires. In November, scientists told The Guardian that these wildfires were unprecedented in scale.

And a Premier League soccer player, Mesut Özil, spoke out against the oppression of Uighurs in China. Özil plays for Arsenal, and after he tweeted, the Chinese government pulled a state-run broadcast of last weekend’s match against Manchester City.

We unpack all these stories and get to more on the international News Roundup.

GUESTS

Sebastian Walker, Correspondent, Vice @sebwalker

Ishaan Tharoor, Foreign affairs writer, The Washington Post;

@ishaantharoor

Uri Friedman, Staff writer, The Atlantic, covering global affairs; @UriLF

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