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August 20, 2019

“Bubbly Bob”, a modern day African and Caribbean success story

Kenyan leaders and members of the public are mourning the passing of Africa’s top CEO, as Marc Wadsworth, a regular visitor to the country, reports. Guyanese-born British businessman Bob...

"They got a good kicking" - police bloggers boast

Deborah Hobson   - The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEPolice who were on duty during the G20 protests in London on April 1 have been scathing in their blogs   about campaigners on the day, with one vicious London officer   referring to protesters   ...

You're being filmed - and so is he

            This was a scene near the Bank of England in London yesterday as riot police prevented thousands of campaigners from exercising their democratic right to engage in peaceful protest bef ...

Rebel British MP's defiant stand over aid to Palestinians

UK lawmaker George Galloway, an organiser of a Israeli blockade-busting food convoy aimed at helping Palestinians in Gaza, says he will not be convicted for violating the EU sanctions on the besieged Middle Eastern territory.The "Viva Palestina" ...

'Tension here was palpable after the bloody mutiny'

Heidi Kingstone - in Dhaka, BangladeshThe streets have been unusually quiet over the last few days as Bangladesh's capital saw the greatest disturbances in decades when the border guards mutinied.Paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles soldiers staged a dramati ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken, in Beijing, provides a weekly digest of some eye-catching editorials in the Chinese pressA suggestion by a local lawmaker in southern China's economic powerhouse province of Guangdong to scrap the minimum wage scheme has generated howls o ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken -   in Beijing, provides a weekly digest of some eye-catching editorials in the Chinese press.A leading medical expert in China has reiterated his claim that internet addiction is a psychological disease, defending a position that has tri ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken -   in Beijing, provides a weekly digest of some eye-catching editorials in the Chinese press.In their first joint document of the year, the State Council and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China outlined special measures ...

Story of boys who 'disappeared' with father 11 years ago

Johnny Summerton - Paris, France In 1998 two boys, aged seven and eight, were declared missing after their father, Xavier Fortin, abducted his sons rather than return them to their mother who had custody of both.At least that was how the story was first re ...

Sarkozy attempts to calm nerves about 'worldwide crisis'

Johnny Summerton - in Paris, France "It's the crisis of the century and it's without precedence," said the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, early on in a special interview broadcast live here on national television and radio this week.& ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken -   in Beijing, China, provides a weekly digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese MediaThe municipal authorities in New York, US, are reportedly planning to reduce the number of non-emergency vehicles in their inventory by about 1 ...

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