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Protests in the Georgian capital Tbilisi against a controversial "foreign agent" law have continued late into the night.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the parliament building where police used water cannon and tear gas to try to disperse them.
The protest broke out on Tuesday evening after lawmakers from the governing Georgian Dream party approved the first reading of a "foreign agents" bill.
It would require non-governmental and independent media organizations who receive more than 20% of their funding from abroad to declare themselves as foreign agents.
The opposition says it's a Russian-style law that would stigmatize and clamp down on Georgia's vibrant civil society and free press.
The UN refugee agency has called on lawmakers here in Britain to reconsider draft laws that would detain and deport people arriving by boat to claim asylum.
A spokesperson for the UNHCR said the measures violated both the letter and the spirit of the refugees' convention.
The British government says the legislation is the only way to deter people making the journey by sea.
From Geneva, here is Imogen Folks.
The UN refugee agency is still studying the UK's new legislation, but says it has profound concerns.
At first sight, the proposals look, the agency said, like an asylum ban, which would violate the UN convention on refugees.
The convention, which the UK was a key founder of says everyone seeking protection has a right to have their claim for asylum heard, even if they have arrived illegally.
Denying that right would undermine the very purpose of the convention, the refugee agency said.
The White House says it supports a bipartisan bill in congress that will give President Biden new powers to ban the Chinese-owned APP Tik Tok and other foreign technologies that could pose security threats.
Our North America technology correspondent James Clayton reports.
Tik Tok has experienced this all before.
In 2020, the company came close to being banned in the US by President Trump.
But if they thought that Joe Biden's presidency would be more amenable towards the company, they thought wrong.
Tik Tok has been able to do the seemingly impossible in times of political polarization in the US, unite both the democrats and the republicans.
The cross party bill will give the US government powers to ban Tik Tok and other technologies they believe pose national security risks.
Five women have sued the American state of Texas saying they were denied abortions even though their lives were in danger.
The lawsuit follows a US Supreme Court ruling last year that removed constitutional protection for abortion rights.
The women want the state to clarify that doctors can provide abortions in cases where continuing the pregnancy is unsafe.
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