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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....

Roll Call of US 'Prisoners of War'

American authorities have released the most comprehensive list yet of  the men being held indefinitely without trial at the notorious Guantanamo Bay concentration camp in Cuba. The-Latest is revealing the names exclusively to our members. Pentagon off ...

Prince Charles: "I'll Help Repatriate Indian Booty"

The-Latest  -  EXCLUSIVE Milo Wakelin Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles was at the centre of an international row in April over Indian treasures – including the world famous Kohinoor diamond (pictured atop Queen Elizabeth ...

More Women's Voices Welcomed in SA

Jacqui Hlongwanein Johannesburg, for The-Latest South Africa has made substantial progress in having women's voices heard in the media, says a study released to coincide with International Women's Day on Wednesday.Titled 'Who Makes the News?', the report w ...

Bigots Faced Down in JA

Hollywood's Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain is facing a frosty reception in Jamaica, where religious leaders are outraged by a government decision not to ban it. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's tale of closeted gay love in a macho American Mid-West movie ...

Kenya's Blooming Success

Britons spend more than £1.5bn a year on cut flowers, and Kenya has nearly a quarter of the market, which peaked as millions of Britons gave flowers to loved ones on Valentine's Day. As many as 50,000 people now work in Kenya's flower industry, and ...

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 ...

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