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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,...

How China conquered the Olympics

Sami Sillanpää in Beijing Years of work, vast expenditure running to more than 30 billion euros, and enough volunteers to populate a small European country. After all this, the 29th Summer Olympics in Beijing were pretty much what they were expected ...

Food poisoning takes 12 lives in Canada

Canadian health officials say 12 people have died of food poisoning linked to deli meats produced at a major domestic meat processing firm. The reported deaths occurred among 26 confirmed cases of food poisoning, while Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said ...

Does China have a colour bar at the Olympics?

Nsenga Burton It seems that the days of socially conscious athletes like Muhammad Ali are over. Why haven't these sports people protested at the Beijing Olympics? Whether they want to drink at the bars or not. These high paid commercial smiling Negro ...

Obama hecklers accuse him of snubbing Black people

Three young African-American protestors, and two white women, interrupted Barack Obama at an economic town hall in Florida on Friday, accusing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of neglecting the Black community.The protestors - who held a sig ...

Chronology of the bombings in India

This is a list of of bombing that Indian authorities have blamed on Islamic militants since 2005 - a story being published by The-Latest but not adequately covered by the so-called mainstream news media.   Oct. 29, 2005 - Sixty-two people are killed w ...

'Olympics should be about friendship not picking on China'

Top Asian movie star and model Zhang Ziyi has told Vogue magazine that she is puzzled by the protests against China's human rights record before the Beijing Olympics which start in August.Political activists have criticised China's rule in Tibet an ...

Obama wows Berliners but McCain closes poll gap

Marc Wadsworth White House hopeful Barack Obama spoke to an adoring crowd of more than 100,000 Germans in Berlin. He told them that the US and Europe have drifted apart and it is time for the two great nations to come together again.But the American news m ...

Top lawyer plans to sue Bush over Iran threats

Chris Gelken - Tehran, IranAn American lawyer has sensationally offered to represent Iran in an international lawsuit against Israel and his own government in an effort to stop Washington and Tel Aviv from waging war against Tehran.Francis A. Boyle says fo ...

Obama Europe trip latest: Berlin, yes. Paris and London?

Marc Wadsworth Media chiefs for the Barack Obama campaign have confirmed to The-Latest that the American presidential hopeful WILL visit Germany to give a keynote speech on Thursday. But top sources at Obama's Chicago headquarters say that even they do ...

Obama security fears: will he won't he visit UK?

Barack Obama's planned trip to Britain is shrouded in mystery amid very serious concerns about his safety being voiced by security experts. One high level American diplomatic source did not list London at all among the Democratic Party candidate's ...

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