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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...

Shocking Eyewitness Account of South Africa's Lynchings

Randhir Kandhaia - Johannesburg, South AfricaMarauding mobs baying for the blood of foreign migrant workers 'necklaced' a helpless man in Johannesburg's Reiger Park. President Thabo Mbeki was forced to call in the army, for the first time since ...

Amputee runner wins right to try for Olympic spot

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius won his appeal yesterday and can now compete for a place in the Beijing Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the 21-year-old South African is eligible to race against able-bodied athletes, ov ...

Scores of people killed by oil pipeline blast

More than 100 people are feared dead after a construction vehicle accidentally ripped open an oil pipeline and triggered a huge explosion in Nigeria's largest city.Children fled from their schools as oil began spewing from the ruptured pipe just moment ...

Citizen journalism's role in China earthquake

Minutes after the massive earthquake struck in Sichuan on Monday the internet was alive with videos and eyewitness accounts of the disaster from citizen journalists.It was a contrast to the events in Tangshan 32 years ago, when the Chinese government refus ...

Grim fight for survival after Myanmar cyclone

More than one million homeless people in Myanmar (formerly Burma) are battling to stave off disease and hunger, with the military government still limiting foreign assistance seven days after a massive cyclone. With death toll estimates near 100,000 and th ...

Why Finnish bio-fuels are not so 'green'

Indonesian partners of two large Finnish companies are accused by civic groups of promoting the destruction of rain forests in Indonesia.Two NGO representatives, Don K. Marut and Rivani Noor said at a press conference in Helsonki on Tuesday that April, a p ...

Iconic Che everything

Amy ReiterYou know the picture all too well: the black beret flecked with a tiny white star; the grim, resolute set of the mouth under a patchy, perpetually hip mustache; the soft-looking flyaway locks of hair lifted as if by the breezes of change. And in ...

Martin Luther King's radicalism 'sanitised' by US leaders

Mel ReevesAmerican civil rights leader Martin Luther King, who was assassinated 40 years ago, was referred to as a politically moderate 'Dreamer' by US daily papers. Even some Black periodicals heralded the occasion by referring to MLK in the same ...

Obama still way ahead after Clinton's Pennsylvania win

Peter Wallsten - Los Angeles TimesPennsylvania voters last night gave Hillary Clinton every reason to continue her campaign to become US President but some crucial questions remain for her.The Democratic electorate in the populous American state did not pr ...

BBC: Why the West's attacks on Mugabe rebound

Peter Greste BBC News, Johannesburg On Wednesday, the United Nations Security Council will convene in New York for a special session chaired by South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki. They are meeting to discuss ways of improving co-operation between the ...

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