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July 16, 2020

Why Black people are bearing brunt of global plague

Shocking figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this month show that Black people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 or coronavirus that has devastated lives in the...

Who really reached summit of world's tallest mountain first?

Tributes have been showered on New Zealander Edmund Hillary after the internationally most famous mountaineer's death. But, while Hillary was credited with being the first person to scale Mount Everest, the role of the Tibetan man of colour who took hi ...

Bush is losing his grip on the military

Chris Gelken - in Tehran, IranThe US Navy's Fifth Fleet has released a statement saying it cannot say with any certainty that threats to blow up its vessels actually came from Iranian Navy speedboats in Sunday's Straits of Hormuz incident that almo ...

US President has nothing new to offer Middle East

Chris GelkenSince lame duck President George W. Bush arrived in Israel he has offered little more than rhetoric in his effort to jump-start the long stalled Middle East peace process and land a last gasp foreign policy success for himself. No new initiativ ...

Talks not war are the key to peace with Iran

TEHRAN: As US President George W. Bush declared a primary goal of his current tour of the Middle East was to drum up support for further isolating Iran, the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei said that restoring diplomatic ties wit ...

Mob-buster to quiz CIA over al-Qaeda tapes

Chris Gelken America's top lawman has announced the launch of a criminal investigation into the CIA's destruction of videotapes allegedly showing the violent interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects being held at a secret prison. Attorney General Micha ...

Musharraf's military mess

Martial law in Pakistan is aimed at only some of the strongman President's opponents, as Ayesha Ijaz Khan explains.Thirty years ago an Islamic Revolution besieged Iran because a despot was propped up against the will of the people. Had the Shah not bee ...

Illegal logging scandal exposed

It has been left to the villagers themselves to expose the activities of the big companies doing illegal logging because Papua is inaccessible to outsiders and closed to journalists. Their dramatic footage has revealed to the world how the Indonesian prov ...

Country of the frozen North loses death image

Finland has finally shed a bleak record as the world's suicide capital after the number of people taking their own lives in this Nordic state has dropped by 40 per ent in the past 15 years.Nowadays around 18 out of 100,000 people commit suicide each ye ...

Africa's Forgotten Asylum Seekers

Charles Montgomery, in Buduburam, GhanaForty-five thousand refugees are crammed into a west African slum that most people in the international community know nothing about.And they have been abandoned by the United Nations body that put them there. The Bud ...

Caribbean storm brings devastation

Christine Hosein As Hurricane Dean swept through the Caribbean, Jamaicans demonstrated true Caribbean resolve and steeled themselves against its onslaught. Now less of a force, it has hit Mexico. There was flooding brought on by the storm in Jamaica's ...

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