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September 25, 2020

Palm oil plantations: Child labour and other abuses exposed

Palm oil plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia are worked by “child labour and outright slavery,” a new investigation has found. The two countries supply 85 percent of the world’s palm oil,...

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 ...

How ANC toppled president and handed power to Zuma

Sebastien BergerIn a marquee on a university campus in Polokwane, thousands of cheering ANC delegates danced and sang as they ousted South African president Thabo Mbeki from the party leadership and installed Jacob Zuma in his place.Nine months later, almo ...

Family of murdered tourist slam police and officials

The girlfriend of murdered tourist Stephen Bennett has attacked the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office who, she claims, "misled and lied" to the family.Kate Rea, 28, said the FCO has withheld information showing the Indian police's inve ...

Ahmadinejad wants debate with Obama and McCain

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (left) says he is ready to debate with the US presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain when in New York. "I am ready to have a televised debate over global issues with US presidential nominees at the Uni ...

Suffering of Palestinian people can be stopped

Paul Collins - War on WantWhen the state of Israel was created 60 years ago, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from their homes, and many were killed. The repercussions are still felt today  — millions of Palestinians are living ...

World wants Obama as US president

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may be struggling to nudge ahead of his Republican rival John McCain in polls at home, but people across the world want him in the White House, a BBC poll reveals.All 22 countries covered in the poll would ...

Israeli minister suggests kidnapping of Ahmadinejad

One-time spy and Israeli minister Rafi Eitan says Tel Aviv might kidnap Iran's President Ahmadinejad (left) over his anti-Israel remarks. In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, the former Mossad secret service agent said 'the era of hun ...

Storm evacuees angry as officials stop their return home

A mostly smooth evacuation from Hurricane Gustav turned sour on Tuesday as many New Orleans residents trying to return home were turned away at roadblocks into the city or stranded in parking lots across the region.Mayor C. Ray Nagin said Tuesday night tha ...

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