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December 31, 2020

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

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....

US Iraq 'heroes' take aim at Pentagon lies

American politicians have launched an urgent investigation into whether the Pentagon deliberately lied to turn soldiers Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman into heroes for cynical propaganda purposes. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House of Representatives' G ...

If Bill and Ben can be moved, why not Lulu?

Helsinki's Sea Life attraction has lost its largest marine exhibits, as two tropical nurse sharks were transferred to Germany - in stark contrast to the fate of the Brighton captive turtle, Lulu (see 'Campaign to free Lulu the turtle', The-Late ...

J-Z's 'diamond' loses its sparkle

Rupa Sudra  Legendary hip-hop rapper Jay-Z is facing claims that the diamond sign he makes actually belongs to a former artist on his label.Rebel, an ex Roc-A-Fella artist, alleges that Jay-Z stole the diamond sign from him.  "When I first s ...

UN warns of Darfur 'catastrophe'

New United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes has warned of the "crying need" for political action to bring peace to Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region. In a report to the UN security council, Holmes said 2.2 million people had fled their ...

Going, going, soon to be gone...

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'Environmental racism' alarms US activists

Roddy ScheerCampaigners have failed to prevent even more Hispanics and African-Americans living within two miles of hazardous waste facilities across America. According to a new report from the Environmental Justice Resource Centre at Clark Atlanta Univers ...

Ban 'blood diamonds' now say Amnesty

Charlotte BrowneHuman rights campaigners have targeted retailers in London's jewellery centre to warn them about the importance of not selling gems used to fund wars. Three years after an international agreement that outlawed the sale of so-called ' ...

Americans show they too oppose Iraq war

Thousands of American protesters have denounced the illegal invasion of Iraq as the conflict entered its fifth year. They raised their voices against internationally unpopular U.S. foreign policy and marched to the Pentagon in the footsteps of an epic de ...

Goa lets paedophile tourists off the hook

THE-LATEST - EXCLUSIVEArmstrong Vaz and Rupa SudraAn internationally popular Indian luxury holiday destination is increasingly gaining notoriety as a magnet for foreigners who commit child abuse while the authorities look the other way.And experts says the ...

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