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January 22, 2020

Why Meghan Markle broke free from stifling British Royalty

This momentous month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - announced on their joint Instagram account that they would be taking a step back as senior members of the...

'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 ...

Remembering Benazir Bhutto

Sumantra Maitra - Kolkata, India  It's is almost a year since Benazir Bhutto, twice elected prime minister of Pakistan was assassinated. Stalked by controversy to her last breath, confusion still reigns over the circumstances of her death, with cl ...

Handgun ban demanded in Finland

In the wake of two school shootings, a petition calling for a Finnish ban against handguns was handed over to the country's interior minister Anne Holmlund this week. Some 57,000 people signed the online petition, Finnish news agency STT reported.Finni ...

Human rights organisation condemns blogger's 20 year jail sentence

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has denounced the long prison term handed down by a Burmese court to blogger Nay Phone Latt, who has been held in detention since his arrest on January 29. CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the righ ...

His victory speech

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.It's the an ...

Jailed African blogger on hunger strike

Nigerian blogger, Jonathan Elendu was arrested by the Nigerian State Security Service and questioned for "sponsoring a guerilla news agency". The SSS is notorious for clamping down on dissenters.   Elendu was detained after his arrival from ...

Code of conduct to protect rights of internet users

Miguel Helft and John Markoff Internet giants, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and a group of human rights and public interest organisations plan to introduce a global code of conduct today that they say will better protect online free speech and privacy against ...

US and Russian military chiefs hold top secret summit

Commanders of the US and Russia armed forces met secretly in Finland on Tuesday. The summit was hushed up so much that even key Finnish foreign affairs ministers were not told in advance it was happening.Preparations for the talks in Vantaa, near Helsinki ...

President Obama would seek agreement on gay US soldiers

Tony GrewDemocratic candidate for president of the United States, Barack Obama, has said in an interview with gay news outlets that he wants a full debate about the ban on openly homosexual people in the US armed forces.His Republican opponent, Senator Joh ...

Why there's a credit crunch

US president George Bush has sparked uproar by demanding that Congress launch a $700bn bail out package funded by taxpayers for financial institutions - many of whom back his Republican party. Shahid Miah, an expert on global economies, gives The-Latest hi ...

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