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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...

Judges put brake on Bush juggernaut

Facts revealed about little publicised cases show that at least the American courts have been standing up to President George Bush and his draconian  'war against terror'. The eight cases documented below should act as a boost to human rights ...

Governments exposed over need for 'war on terror'

New figures from the European police agency (Europol) reveal that Islamist terror attacks make up less than one per cent of terrorism throughout the continent. Unsurprisingly, there has been little in the news media about the embarrassing fact for the Bush ...

Oil rebels call ceasefire

Nigeria's main guerilla group in the oil-rich Niger Delta region has pledged a one-month suspension of hostilities to allow the newly-elected government to create a peace plan. A spokesman for the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) ...

Vietnam vet sues over IBM firing

A self-confessed 'sex addict' is suing a computer giant for millions of dollars in a wrongful dismissal case after he was fired for visiting adult internet chat rooms while at work in America.James Pacenza, 58, says he was a compulsive visitor to o ...

Will new mobile be the Apple of our eye?

Saabira Chaudhuri It would take a pretty technologically insular personality to be oblivious of the fact that Apple's long awaited iPhone is being released next month in America. Ever since the release of the iPod six years ago, Apple's best advert ...

IKEA exposed over 'child Labour' and green issues

Marc Wadsworth Furniture giant IKEA has made the astonishing admission that some of its suppliers in the developing world use exploitative child labour and others are involved in illegal logging which destroys protected forests.Anders Dahlvig, the multi-na ...

Singer launches Africa school fund

Angelique Kidjo, the internationally-acclaimed Afro-pop singer and UN goodwill ambassador, has launched a foundation to pay for girls' education to give them a chance to escape poverty.  Kidjo, who is from the impoverished nation of Benin, said th ...

Celebrated journalist could be executed soon

Dave Lindorff and Linn Washington JrDeath row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal's case is an international cause célèbre. Now, a quarter of a century after the former Black Panther was first imprisoned, his 'miscarriage of justice' case is heading for ...

Death of a queen

Yolanda Denise King, daughter and eldest child of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died.Steve Klein, a spokesman for the King Centre in Atlanta, America, said King died late on Tuesday in Santa Monica, California, aged 51. Klein add ...

'Lights, camera, action' in Nollywood

Colin Freeman - Lagos It is day five of filming in the Nigerian crime movie The Controllers, and two members of a fraud syndicate are having a stand-off at their boss's luxury pad. The stony silence between the pair, however, is nothing to do with the ...

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