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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...

Greens urge Britain to offer Baghdad shoe-thrower asylum

Britain's Green Party has backed the Iraqi journalist who was catapulted from obscurity to worldwide fame after hurling his shoes at the US President, George Bush. They are calling for the immediate release from detention of Muntazer al-Zaidi, aged 29 ...

UK outcry against Israeli air strikes

Magdi AliCampaigners are urging people to show support for the plight of the Palestinian people being killed by Israeli air strikes by joining protests in London. The Palestinian Forum in Britain, which demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy yesterday ...

Human rights census finds most jailed journalists work online

More online journalists than those working in other mediums are currently in prison, a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. According to the CPJ's annual census of jailed journalists, 56 of the 125 media workers (46 per cent ...

Police treatment of journalist causes outcry in France

Edward Cody The knocks on his door came at 6:40 a.m, Vittorio de Filippis recalled, when Paris was still dark and he was fast asleep. Three police officers-a pair of men and a woman, all wearing armbands-had come to take him in.By the time his ordeal ended ...

Castro 'ready to meet Obama'

Cuban President Raul Castro says he is open to a meeting with US President-elect Barack Obama at a neutral location like Guantanamo Bay. In an interview with actor Sean Penn published by The Nation, Castro said he would not be willing to go to Washington a ...

World marks international AIDS Day

People from across the globe honoured the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day in an attempt to raise awareness about the deadly disease. Special events are taking place in an effort to focus attention on the devastating impact of AIDS, which has caused 25 m ...

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT: It's War on the streets of Mumbai

Sumantra Maitra - in Mumbai, India Terror struck in Mumbai late on Wednesday night, when heavily armed men orchestrated 12 simultaneous attacks with grenades and AK-47 rifles at posh hotels including the Taj Mahal Palace and Oberoi Trident, in the south ...

Ex-gunman: 'you don't need a weapon to win respect'

Kavita Shah Black sports and music celebrities have joined forces with the British police to turn young people away from gun crime.More than two dozen young people have been murdered in what officers call "youth on youth crime" in England this ye ...

Uncovered: Victoria's Secret bras are 'harming women'

One of the world's most recognisable lingerie brands has caused rashes, hives and permanent scarring, according to a potential lawsuit by American women who claim they've experienced very uncomfortable symptoms.Attorneys are filing a 'class act ...

'Plotters' want to oust Mugabe

Zimbabwe's state media has accused the head of a high-profile humanitarian mission to the strife-torn country of plotting to overthrow the government. The report which was released yesterday came after former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, ex-US pres ...

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