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August 20, 2019

“Bubbly Bob”, a modern day African and Caribbean success story

Kenyan leaders and members of the public are mourning the passing of Africa’s top CEO, as Marc Wadsworth, a regular visitor to the country, reports. Guyanese-born British businessman Bob...

Love is in the air

 An internet entrepreneur has created a matchmaking service for air travellers to help make the time fly. Inspired by a flight where he found himself seated next to Miss Texas, Peter Shankman says he set up New York based AirTroductions to give trave ...

France in Flames

The French government has lifted a state of emergency imposed in November during the worst unrest in the country for nearly 40 years. Emergency measures - including powers to impose curfews and conduct police searches without warrants - formally ended on J ...

Thorn in America's Side

Clive Powell "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war”, said Pat Robertson, f ...

Global threat faced by gays

By Deborah Hobson Britain has become one of the most enlightened countres in the world when it comes to gay rights. Last December 'same sex' couples were for the first time able to be effectively 'married' in legally-binding 'civil unions'. Yet homosexu ...

Reindeers on the rampage

An angry reindeer attacked a man who was jogging along a track on Ounasvaara Fell near Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland on Saturday. The attack caused the man some cuts and bruises and one deeper wound. This was already the third incident involving a hostile r ...

World's biggest weekly news magazine salutes year of uprisings

Michael MuskalTime magazine has again turned to a concept for its latest person of the year, choosing "The Protester”.This is in recognition of a year in which unhappiness with politics and the economy was given voice in streets around the world, most ...

International Criminal Court 'blind to ethnic cleansing in Libya'

The US and its allies have moved on to attempts at regime change in Syria, leaving the humanitarian crisis NATO created in Libya to fester, writes Glen Ford. At least 7,000 prisoners are held without benefit of law by various armed elements in Libya, suspe ...

Half of US voters say bomb Iran if sanctions fail

Fifty percent of Americans believe military action should be taken to stop Iran's nuclear program if sanctions do not work, according to a national poll released today. The Quinnipiac University survey also found that more Americans disapprove, by 50 perce ...

Gay Africans flee homelands in fear of persecution

Naomi AbrahamI first met Fred at a prayer service for gay men in an industrial part of Nairobi where even on a Sunday morning, the noise was deafening. The service was part biblical study and part support group. The other men who were worshipping with Fred ...

Blatant 'state takeover' behind EU and US Libyan operation

Having taken over Libya, NATO exposed its hypocrisy towards protecting civilian lives, letting the revolutionary forces shell loyalist cities and assault them despite great losses among the civilian population. ­For over two days now, Libya's interim ruler ...

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