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June 09, 2020

Youth fighting a pandemic more lethal than covid-19

Because the police murder of Black American George Floyd was filmed by an unlikely teenaged citizen journalist it became the tipping point that sparked worldwide revulsion about state-sponsored...

African tragedy being ignored by big media

Richard Lance KeebleOne of the world's biggest humanitarian disasters today is in Somalia. This is despite the fact that, In an unprecedented move five months ago, 52 international NGOs (including Oxfam and the Danish Refugee Council) called for immedi ...

Video proof: police attack on G20 protest man who died

Damning video footage from an eyewitness has been released of British police pushing to the ground a man who minutes later died of a heart attack during a protest about last week's G20 summit in London.The-Latest was the first news outlet to criticise ...

"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 ...

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