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December 31, 2020

How Nigeria's police used 'shoot to kill' at demos

World attention focused on Nigeria after mass Black Lives Matter-type protests erupted against police brutality by the notorious now disbanded special anti-robbery squad, known as SARS....

China This Week

Chris Gelken, in Beijing,   provides a digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese news media. In the US they call them "earmarks" or "pork barrel projects" - here in China they are described as "image projects" and ...

This is Prince Harry's 'Paki' video

Senior politicians and the leader of a Muslim youth organisation have today condemned soldier Prince Harry for a video diary in which he describes an Asian member of his platoon as "our little Paki friend". The prince, who is third in line to th ...

Why US public don't support Gaza attack and Obama is silent

Award-winning American investigative journalist Max Blumenthal says that Israel is losing the battle to win US public support for its attack on Gaza - despite an unprecedented PR effort - and President-elect Barack Obama's silence on the war is a good ...

Statesman blames US for Gaza war

Malaysia's former prime minister has blamed America for backing Israeli military aggression against Palestinians in Gaza, saying it makes the US "much more guilty than even the Israelis".Mahathir Mohamad, long known for his anti-West views, o ...

Iran Threatens to Break Israel's Gaza Blockade

Chris Gelken It is hard to imagine how much worse the situation could get, but the confrontation in Gaza could see a dangerous escalation in the coming days as Iran threatens to break the Israeli blockade and deliver urgently needed medical supplies and ot ...

Greens urge Britain to offer Baghdad shoe-thrower asylum

Britain's Green Party has backed the Iraqi journalist who was catapulted from obscurity to worldwide fame after hurling his shoes at the US President, George Bush. They are calling for the immediate release from detention of Muntazer al-Zaidi, aged 29 ...

UK outcry against Israeli air strikes

Magdi AliCampaigners are urging people to show support for the plight of the Palestinian people being killed by Israeli air strikes by joining protests in London. The Palestinian Forum in Britain, which demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy yesterday ...

Human rights census finds most jailed journalists work online

More online journalists than those working in other mediums are currently in prison, a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. According to the CPJ's annual census of jailed journalists, 56 of the 125 media workers (46 per cent ...

Police treatment of journalist causes outcry in France

Edward Cody The knocks on his door came at 6:40 a.m, Vittorio de Filippis recalled, when Paris was still dark and he was fast asleep. Three police officers-a pair of men and a woman, all wearing armbands-had come to take him in.By the time his ordeal ended ...

Castro 'ready to meet Obama'

Cuban President Raul Castro says he is open to a meeting with US President-elect Barack Obama at a neutral location like Guantanamo Bay. In an interview with actor Sean Penn published by The Nation, Castro said he would not be willing to go to Washington a ...

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