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Here’s What Happened Around The World In August 2022

Floods, drought, women’s and LGBTQ rights wins, here’s a look at what happened around the world in August.

Floods, drought, women’s and LGBTQ rights wins, here’s a look at what happened around the world in August.
1. One third of Pakistan is underwater as extremely heavy rainfall caused catastrophic flooding.
2. US speaker Nancy Pelosi has visited Taiwan and met with the president despite China’s warnings.
3. Freya the walrus has been killed by Norwegian authorities for becoming “a threat to human safety”.
4. Afghan women held a rare protest one year after the Taliban takeover but were beaten by fighters.
5. Vietnam announced being LGBTQ is no longer considered “an illness” and Singapore overturned its gay sex ban.
6. Spain has passed a “only yes means yes” law that clearly defines rape as sex without consent.
7. Finland’s 36-year-old prime minister was seen partying in a leaked video and it caused a controversy.
8. Scotland has officially become the first country in the world to make period products free for everyone.
9. Unprecedented heatwaves have left countries like China, Spain and Iraq in intense droughts.
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