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May 08, 2021

Asian people under attack in US

A reporting centre for anti-Asian hate crimes, released statistics showing that from March 2020 to March 2021, there were 6,603 reported incidents of anti-Asian hate in the US. That’s almost...

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 ...

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 ...

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