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May 08, 2021

Asian people under attack in US

A reporting centre for anti-Asian hate crimes, released statistics showing that from March 2020 to March 2021, there were 6,603 reported incidents of anti-Asian hate in the US. That’s almost...

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 ...

Legal fight launched over reporter Tintin book

Belgium's state prosecutor is investigating the country's cartoon hero Tintin for racism after a complaint from a Congolese student.Mbutu Mondondo Bienvenu, a political science student at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, has taken legal action c ...

Kofi Annan puts Britain straight about slavery

Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan gave British politicians a much-needed history lesson when he addressed both houses of parliament. Here The-Latest prints the full text of his extraordinary speech on the 200th anniversary of the abolitio ...

Life behind Guantanamo Bay's razor wire

Sami al-Haj is a Sudanese journalist who was captured on his first assignment for Al Jazeera and has been detained without charge in Guantanamo Bay since June 2002. But, remarkably, imprisonment hasn't stopped him reporting on life behind the wire. And ...

Skulls confirm we're all from Africa

An analysis of thousands of skulls shows modern humans originated from a single point in Africa and finally lays to rest the idea of multiple origins, British scientists said on Wednesday. Most researchers agree that mankind spread out of Africa starting a ...

Troops out now says US presidential hopeful

You probably haven't heard of him. But an American of Croatian and Irish descent is the most outspoken elected politician challenging to take over the US White House in 2008. Feisty presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich is a national figure in the US; ...

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