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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 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 ...

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 ...

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